If you have any questions about the 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group (Community Advisory Group) is comprised of volunteers who wish to contribute their leadership, expertise, and advice to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw.
The Community Advisory Group is advisory in nature and will assist in providing advice regarding:
Huy chexw a (thank you) to those Members who expressed interest in joining the 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Initiative Community Advisory Working Group (Community Advisory Group). We had an overwhelming response in October 2022 from many great candidates. We hope that you will participate in future community engagement events and initiatives.
Seven Members and community members were selected to represent different demographics including on- and off-reserve, various age groups, and people identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+ or allies.
Sabrina Hemeon, Off-reserve, Abbotsford, Youth
Tyler Jacobs, On-reserve, North Vancouver, Adult
Victoria Michels, Off-reserve, North Vancouver, Junior Elder
Jo Natrall, On-reserve, North Vancouver, Youth
2SLGBTQIA+ is an acronym that stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and additional sexual orientations and gender identities.
2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion is identifying and removing challenges by addressing the unique needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ people so they are able to fully participate in social, cultural, spiritual, and economic life along with everyone else in the Nation. This includes (but is not limited to) raising awareness, making changes to physical spaces, and adjusting how we interact with one another.