Tip Sheet and Training to Support the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Older Adults

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TIP SHEET FOR AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH TOWARDS LGBTQ+ OLDER ADULTS

Created by the CREGÉS, this bilingual tip sheet explains the general terms used for sexual and gender diversity, and the basic attitudes, skills, and practices that support inclusive approaches.

Download the Tip sheet: English Version | French Version

For more information on the realities and needs of LGBTQ+ older adults, refer to our non-exhaustive list of resources on the subject.

TRAINING COURSE ON THE REALITIES AND NEEDS OF LGBT OLDER ADULTS (In French)

Developed as part of the Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2017-2022' through a partnership between the CREGÉS the CIUSSS-Estrie-CHUS and the MSSS, this training has 6 modules offered in French:

  • 1 introductory module;
  • 1 module on key information about LGBT experiences;
  • 4 modules aimed at learning about inclusive practices for LGBT older adults, through case studies that represent various care and social service contexts.

These modules aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the diversity of LGBT older adults' life courses to support health and social service professionals' recognition of past and present experiences of discrimination and their impact on access to care and services. Through case studies, the participants will reflect on their professional practice and develop communication and intervention skills to support inclusive approaches in the health and social services network.

!!! Training exclusively offered to health and social services professionals on the environment numérique d'apprentissage (ENA) platform.

Watch the promotional video. | Access the course (ENA plateform).

***Additional modules are currently being developed, regarding the needs of LGBT older adults living with a form of dementia, receiving palliative care, or who are at the end of life. If you are interested in participating in the consultation for the development of these modules, please see our recruitment poster.