LGBTQ Parents and their Children in Child Care Centres and in Schools

The aim of the session is to lend insight into the challenges frequently faced by LGBTQ families whose children are attending school or are in a daycare setting. Panelists will:

  • discuss indicators of early learning environments that are inclusive of LGBTQ issues and share strategies to ensure the inclusion of queer issues in the early childhood classroom
  • provide insight into current and emerging strategies for assisting a child in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
  • provide information and resources for working with programs in support of children reared in LGBTQ-headed households


  • Ryan Campbell is a supervisor at the UofT Early Learning Centre and he is the co-author of Building Bridges: Queer Families in Early Childhood Education;
  • Steven Solomon, MSW, RSW, PhD.(c) is a School Social Worker with the Human Sexuality Program, Triangle Program in the TDSB.
  • Rosa Brooksis a co-op student in the TDSB and co-facilitates COLAGE.