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Child and Youth advocate unveils inclusion poster  

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate wants businesses and organizations to display this poster as a message of inclusion.
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate wants businesses and organizations to display this poster as a message of inclusion.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate launched a poster Thursday promoting a message of diversity and inclusion and said it wants businesses and organizations to display the poster to signal they are safe places.

The poster depicts the colours of the Pride flag and with the message, “This is a positive space that welcomes and supports everyone.”

“The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate wants young people and the community to understand that our space and our advocacy work is supportive and welcoming,” provincial child and youth advocate Jackie Lake Kavanagh said in a news release, noting members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) community often experience stigmatization and are unsure which spaces are safe and supportive.

The advocate said government offices, schools, public agencies, community organizations and businesses should display the poster as a clear sign of support for LGBTQ2S young people.

“This poster will be proudly displayed in our office, and we will happily make the poster available to those who also wish to display it.” The office encourages everyone to embrace and celebrate the richness that a vibrant and diverse community offers, .Kavanagh said.

 

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