We have anywhere from 1 to over 4 million 2SLGBTQIA+ folks here in Canada.

…that’s a lot of potential workers & customers.


Are you and your organization doing everything you should be to make sure they feel welcomed and represented?

…because according to data from recent surveys, unfortunately most businesses are not.

In the Workplace

Data from Statistics Canada’s Survey of Safety in Private & Public Spaces* show:

44%

of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minority Canadians reported experiencing inappropriate sexual jokes, unwanted sexual attention, and/or unwanted physical touch while at work –
making them 2x more likely to report these experiences than their heterosexual colleagues.

70%

of trans, non-binary, and other gender diverse Canadians reported experiencing inappropriate sexual jokes, unwanted sexual attention, unwanted physical touch, and/or gender policing while at work –
making them over 3x more likely to report these experiences than their cisgender colleagues.

*It’s important to consider that these numbers reflect participants in the survey that a) felt comfortable disclosing these aspects of their identity, and b) felt comfortable disclosing these particular experiences. Given trends in data available about 2SLGBTQIA+ populations, it’s highly likely that this is an underrepresentation of the experiences of queer and trans workers!

Representation in Marketing

78% of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks said they “tend to support companies that market to and support the LGBTQ community” (customer loyalty!), but

  • 68% of trans folks
  • 58% of lesbians
  • 69% of bi folks

surveyed didn’t believe corporations and companies were doing a good job in reaching out to their respective communities.

These numbers are telling. Just this brief snapshot clearly demonstrates how real workplace discrimination and ineffective marketing still are for 2SLGBTQIA+ workers & customers.

Feeling motivated?
Ready to do the work to improve the experiences of YOUR workers & customers?

That’s where I come in.
I’m Tj, the human behind
Full Picture Management.

I want to put my passion, skills, knowledge, and lived experience as a queer & trans person to work to support you and your business on your 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion journey.

With my customizable services I can meet you where you are, and help you get to where you should be.

  • We can look at what you and your organization are currently doing. Assessing your current policies, practices, and culture – and their strengths & weaknesses – defines your next steps.
  • We can build a plan to guide your organization as it moves forward. Facilitated strategic planning puts edges around those next steps, and designs the roadmap needed to accomplish your goals.
  • We can construct a comprehensive training program for your staff & management team. Creating accessible, judgement-free space for learning expands knowledge and frames of reference, and with the right buy-in can help transform your organization’s culture.
  • We can discuss new policies & practices. Integrating 2SLGBTQIA+ specific HR policies, employee supports, and marketing strategies lays the foundation for genuine inclusive capacity.

Conversation

Education

Engagement


I’ll be honest: this isn’t simple work.
But it is worth it.

Meaningful 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion isn’t just putting a rainbow flag in your window, saying you’re open to “diversity hiring”, or showing a same sex couple holding hands while using your product. These are all necessary and important components, yes! But creating genuinely welcoming space for queer & trans folks means the work can’t stop there.

And if you do it well, you’ll increase the wellbeing, loyalty, and productivity of your employees, expand your market, and ultimately, boost your workplace culture and bottom line.

Let’s work together to make sure your doors are truly open to 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.