Key findings and recommendations
This session will cover several topics:
Creation of an inclusive organizational culture
Recruiting and supporting LGBT2IQ+-competent staff and service providers
Promoting/supporting LGBT2IQ+ adolescents’ development
Respecting/protecting the privacy and confidentiality of LGBT2IQ+ children and youth
Provision of appropriate placements and LGBT2IQ+-sensitive support services
Current policies and practices in Nova Scotia
Population-specific considerations for social workers
Directions for redress in social work policy and competencies
Speaker: Daniel Redmond
Daniel Redmond, BSc, MSW, RSW, has practiced social work in Nova Scotia since 2011, working in numerous areas of child, youth, and family supports; and corporate diversity and inclusion. With over eight years of practice Daniel has extensively advocated for and educated on LGBT2IQ+ children and youth.
Daniel was a founding member of Nova Scotia's Positive Spaces Program, having previously instituted a similar program for Acadia University. In 2017 as the province's senior consultant for sexual orientation and gender identity, Daniel introduced workplace guidelines to support trans and gender variant employees, the first such guidelines for a civil service in Canada, and has consulted widely on enhancing the recognition and inclusion of LGBT2IQ+ specific needs in government services.