Supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities

About Webinar

Running Time:
60 min
Shae Morse, Shila LeBlanc

Trans, non-binary, 2-Spirit, and gender diverse people deserve respect and understanding at work and in the world. Join Shila and Shae from Legal Information Society NS to learn about best practices when working with this demographic. They explore how to navigate pronouns, honorifics, sex, gender, restorative methods, and more.

This webinar highlights broad takeaways from the Standing Together to Prevent Domestic Violence initiative, a provincial project that the Legal Information Society of NS has been funded to support. They are working on a Nova Scotia-specific legal info + best practices guide for employers and service providers about creating safe, respectful spaces for trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and other gender diverse people, with particular emphasis on human rights law and obligations under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.

Speaker Bio

Shae Morse (they/them) is a transgender non-binary middle school teacher who lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They have been a 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizer and activist alongside their education career of 10 years. Shae specializes in providing training on inclusive gender and sexuality practices, bringing an interesting and engaging mix of lived experience and research-based findings to their sessions. Shae is passionate about building healthy communities for all despite present day challenges.

Shila LeBlanc (Shy-la, she/her pronouns) is a queer settler located in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS). She is a practitioner and educator in restorative approaches and is deeply invested in conflict resolution processes that center voice and choice. She works with organizations to support them in repairing and strengthening their communities, offering educational sessions and conflict resolution work. Shila has worked directly with her community for over 10 years and her professional interests include: restorative justice, reconciliation, treaty history, harm reduction, asset-based community development, and grassroots justice initiatives. You can find her at