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LGBTQ+ 101 and Allyship in the Workplace


LGBTQ+ 101 and Allyship in the Workplace

In this lunch and learn, free to any Communitech members, OK2BME will cover basic terms, common issues and best practices for being an ally and advocate in the workplace to our LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues.

Did you know that in Waterloo Region, only 54% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer staff are out to co-workers and only 27% of transgender staff are out to their co-workers? Research suggest that when people are concealing their sexual identity, it reduces workplace efficiency by up to 30 per cent! 

In this open and honest conversation you'll learn about how to be the Ally you've always wanted to be. All questions are welcome and free lunch and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP so we know how much lunch to order!

About Communitech

Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed. That’s our mission, our mantra, our reason for being. Everything we do ties back to collaboration and helping—values that run deep in our organization.


We have an awesome community. And we like to show it off.

Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at Communitech events for use on Communitech web, print and social properties. We won’t sell your photo, but we may share it with media and/or partner organizations. By attending this and any Communitech event, you consent to being photographed and/or filmed, and to your image or likeness being used at Communitech’s discretion.

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