Our Online Safety Modules for 2SLGBTQIA+ Organizations Are Now Live!

“Canada’s intelligence agency is warning that extremists could ‘inspire and encourage’ serious violence against the 2SLGBTQI+ community” – CBC

The escalation of anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate nationwide has resulted in the closure of several queer and trans organizations, resulting in a reduction in available resources and services for the most marginalized of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. 

In response to this rise in online hate targeting 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations and individuals we are launching a free online training series entitled, “Understanding and Addressing Online Hate Targeting 2SLGBTQIA+ Organizations.” This on-demand training was produced by ODLAN in collaboration with NTEN.

In these modules, you will learn how online hate is used against 2SLGBTQIA+ people and organizations in Canada, how this hate impacts nonprofit workers, and what your organization can do to reduce the harm caused by online hate. These modules are designed for Canadian nonprofit workers in social media, communications, and management roles, and are also useful for anyone experiencing anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate. 

After completing the modules, users can request a certificate of completion to demonstrate their knowledge and take our feedback survey. Users can also provide feedback to assist us in further developing relevant training for nonprofit workers.

The modules can be found here: https://www.nten.org/learn/digital-safety-strategies 

Join us for a dynamic virtual launch event on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 12pm-1pm EDT to learn more about the rise of anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate in Canada, how ODLAN can support 2SLGBTQIA+ serving nonprofits with their digital literacy and access needs, and engage in an interactive Q&A. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and connect with us at ODLAN!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-launch-for-on-demand-training-online-hate-targeting-2slgbtqia-organizations-tickets-871000254207 

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Canada for their support in making this project a reality.

About ODLAN:

The Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network is a resource hub that connects individuals and organizations with solutions to bridge the digital divide in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

About NTEN: 

NTEN is creating a world where missions and movements are successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology.

Interview/Quote Availability:

Evan Vipond, Director of Learning – [email protected]

To learn more about the research that was conducted to develop these modules, read our article at The Conversation.com. 

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