Episode 7: Beyond the Rainbow: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ workers
The Enchanté Network is an organization connecting and supporting 2Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities and nonprofit workers across Canada. In this episode, we connect with Roland and Noah to discuss the different realities 2Spirit and LGBTQIA+ workers face within the nonprofit sector, and we dig into how to make nonprofits more gender-inclusive from a Decent Work perspective.
Guest biographies: Noah is a Black person of trans experience with a passion for creating dialogue and space for Black queer and trans communities to exist as their fullest selves. Noah received his bachelor’s in Social Work from Carleton University in 2014 and has worked with various Black and 2SLGBTQ+ organizations in Ontario including Jaku Konbit, Kindspace, the Centretown Community Health Centre, the LGBT Youthline, Rexdale Pride, and Family Services Ottawa’s Around The Rainbow program. He is currently the Program Manager with The Enchanté Network, where he gets to use his vast experience to support 2SLGBTQI+ organizations and groups across the country”
Roland Jones is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Regina, Saskatchewan (Treaty No. 1 & 4) and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa. They are a Two Spirit, Non-Binary and Queer multimedia artist, educator and full-spectrum doula in decolonizing our approach to gender, sexuality and sexual health. They are currently the Two Spirit Coordinator at The Enchanté Network.
Resource: Driving Transformational Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Organizations