LGBTQ+

The Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) is committed to helping students and families feel included and welcome in all of our schools. We strive to create an inclusive and open environment, where all individuals can feel safe and supported. In PLPSD, all students and families are welcome, no matter their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, family structure, etc.

Please refer below to PLPSD’s policy on our Respect for Human Diversity:
ADA - Respect for Human Diversity
 

Local Information

Pride Portage la Prairie

A local movement in Portage la Prairie geared toward openly celebrating individuality, diversity, and community; standing up for human rights; and providing a safe, accepting environment for all people to be themselves. Pride Portage Committee: Will Garrioch, chair; Callie Macarthur, member; Becky Rud, member; Kristen Trimble, member; Josh Wright, member/public relations Email address: prideportagelaprairie@gmail.com Website:
http://www.facebook.com/prideportage

May 15th, 2019, will be proclaimed as Rainbow day.

PCI - Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)

PCI QSA celebrates diversity within the school setting. Our hope is to offer a safe place for students to come no matter what their sexual orientation. QSA meets Fridays from 12:30-1:00 in room 165. During meetings we discuss opportunities to socialize, educate as well a celebrate our diversity within the school setting. Each year we hold  a Rainbow Walk during our Rainbow week. This year we will be having a celebration as Portage la Prairie proclaims May 15, 2019 as Rainbow Day with a proclamation.

During our Rainbow week, we have activities during school as well as after school. In the past this has included garden pot decorating, dance & pizza party, as well as information booths during lunch hour.
The 2018-2019 school year will see; 2 movie nights, Rainbow Week celebrations as well as lunch and learn sessions by community member as well as the Rainbow Resource Center of Winnipeg.
Please contact us at (204) 857-6843 ext 1124 or pcigsa@gmail.com

Provincial Information

MB Education Parent Resources

MB Education Resources

 

Resources

Support Contacts

Websites for Parents, Educators, and Youth

Additional National and Provincial Resources

Trans and Gender Diverse Support Services

The Ultimate List of Helpful and Supportive Resources for LGBTQ Students

Books

Being an Effective Trans Ally

Genderbread-Person

Making Schools Safer