OUSA releases policy paper on Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Inclusion


The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has released a policy paper on how postsecondary institutions can be more inclusive to Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities. The paper states that many Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ students are eager to engage with their postsecondary environments, but face discrimination, harassment, or exclusion on campus due to their marginalized identities. OUSA provides a series of recommendations for institutions looking to show their commitment to Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ students, including improving campus and community climate and safety, enhancing health and wellness services, strengthening institutional policies to protect gender and sexually diverse communities, improving institutional knowledge on Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities and issues, and providing better training for faculty and staff on topics of gender inclusivity.