Scott Brison

Brison represents the Nova Scotia riding of Kings- Hants as a Liberal Member of Parliament, and was Canada's first openly gay member of Cabinet, though not the first gay Canadian Member of Parliament. He has won election to Canada's House of Commons in five general elections: June 1997, November 2000, June 2004, January 2006 and October 2008. He is a key Liberal Party spokesperson on economic issues and currently serves in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the Liberal Party Critic for International Trade and as Chairman of the Leader's Advisory Committee on Economic Strategy.

Talking with school administrators

School admin plays an important role in working towards safer and more inclusive schools. Here are some tips to consider when planning a conversation with admin at your school.

Being a Straight Ally: How to be an allied parent at your child’s school

One of the most important roles in the creation of safer and more inclusive schools is that of the “straight”- identified ally. Here are some ideas on how you can act as an ally.

Getting an LGBTQ-inclusive policy at your school board

Working with your local school district or board to implement an LGBTQ-inclusive ‘equity policy’ at a regional level is a powerful step towards creating safer and more inclusive schools for everyone. Here are some things to consider when working towards such a policy

Talking about LGBT themes with your child's teacher

Frequent talks with your child’s teacher are key to ensuring a safer and more inclusive school experience for your child. Here are some ideas to help you plan a discussion of LGBTQ themes with your child’s teacher.

Creating an Inclusive School

Approaches to developing an inclusive school beyond the classroom.

Healthy Sexual Relationships

This lesson is designed to be used in English, the Arts (Drama), Health and Physical Education classes when human sexuality and sexual behaviour are being taught.

The Locker Lesson

This lesson is designed to be used in English, Arts (Drama), and Health and Physical Education classes, making curriculum connections as appropriate. The goal of this lesson is to help students explore the impact of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia on individuals.


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