Queer elder

achievements

2020

Workshops & Presentations

for York University, Ryerson University, Delta Family Resource Centres, Visiting Homemakers Association

 

Panel for Trinidad and Tobago Pride - The Generation gap

 

Youth/Elders Project

Community Chatz - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

Expert Panel: developing 2SLGBTQI+ guidelines for service providers - A FIRST!! in Canada

 

Aging Without Violence - Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses

developed a multi-faceted approach and instructional tools focused on ending violence in the lives of ALL women age 50+ 

 

BRICKS and GLITTER alternative Pride Festival

Care Team, Core Team, Program Committee and curated the Queer Seniors Program

Celebrating the lives of Queer Seniors for the International Day Of Older Persons (with New Horizons of North Bay and the Toronto Senior Pride Network) October 1st, 2020

Launch of NEW website - lezlieoutofthecloset.com - Oct 1, 2020

2019

INSPIRE Lifetime Achievement Award

for LGBTQI+ activism in Toronto

3 Panels on Disappearing Spaces for Queer Women in Toronto

AdvantAGE, Ontario and ORCA (Ontario Retirement Care Association)

Webinar on 2SLGBTQI+ seniors and the challenges / barriers we face

 

Queer Songbook Orchestra - Storytelling

 

Panels & Presentations on the unique lives of LGBTQI+ Seniors

  • Revera Canada: Long Term Care homes

  • Ontario Retirement Care Association

  • Toronto Fringe Festival 

  • Reel Access: symposium on the access needs of people attending film festivals in Toronto

  • Toronto Police College: 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion & awareness workshop focused on the unique needs of queer seniors

 

BRICKS and GLITTER

Member of the Care Team

 

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre - TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

Presentation on the unique lives of senior DYKES and lesbians

 

LGBTI Indo Caribbean / South Asian women

(with Women's Health in Women's Hands and the Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention)

Developed and facilitated a support & discussion group

Together We Care - April 3, 2019

Participated on the panel for Diversity and Inclusion: Courageous Conversations

Previous

2018 & 2019

Celebrating the lives of Queer Seniors for the International Day Of Older Persons (with the 519, EGALE - Equality for gays and lesbians everywhere and the Toronto Senior Pride Network)

 

Sept 2015 - present

Workshop facilitation & trainer with the 519

Sept 2016 - present

The Youth/Elders Project with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 

Ongoing

Acting, story-telling, co-ordinating a podcast project and facilitating monthly discussions

2014 - present

TIME AFTER TIME - An intergenerational queer seniors social event

volunteer accomplishments

2017 - present

Sinai Health System - Pride is Good for Your Health LGBTQI+ working group

2016 - present

Youth/Elders Project - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 

2016 - present

VHA (Visiting Homemakers Association) LGBTQI+ Working Group and Client Carer Advisory Council

2015 - present

ministry of seniors and accessibility - provincial liaison committee

 

2015 - present

National Seniors Advisory Council of EGALE(Equality for gays and lesbians everywhere)

2012 - present

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

2010 - present

Community film festivals: ImagineNATIVE, InsideOUT, ReelASIAN, Hot Docs, Caribbean Tales 

2009 - 2018

Pride Toronto