Digital safety strategies

Learn how nonprofits can address anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate and create digital safety plans.

Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual people and organizations in Canada and beyond are experiencing increased levels of online hate.

This free on-demand training series will help you understand anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate. You’ll learn to identify different types of online hate and safer ways to deal with the problem. While the training series is designed for nonprofit staff in Canada, people in other roles and countries may benefit from the information.

First, take the training series. Then, request a certificate of completion to demonstrate your new knowledge and skills.

This training was produced by ODLAN in collaboration with NTEN.

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NTEN is creating a world where missions and movements are successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology.

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The Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network is a resource hub that connects individuals and organizations with solutions to bridge the digital divide in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

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Meet your facilitator, Evan Vipond. Evan will share more about ODLAN and what you can look forward to learning in this training series.

Module 1 – Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate: Key terms

Learn to identify different types of online hate, such as harassment, doxxing, swatting, misinformation, and disinformation. See real examples of how each is used against 2SLGBTQIA+ people and nonprofits.

Module 2 – Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate: Facts and figures

Dive into research on anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate, including its effects and statistics about its prevalence in Canada.

Module 3 – Understanding anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate

Get familiar with the features of anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate, the rationales used by people who inflict this hate, and factors that contribute to hate against 2SLGBTQIA+ nonprofits.

Module 4 – Impacts of online hate on 2SLGBTQIA+ nonprofit staff

Explore the forms of online hate that 2SLGBTQIA+ nonprofit staff in Canada deal with and causes of the increase in hate. Get resources about how to use technology to more safely engage online.

Module 5 – Case study: How a 2SLGBTQIA+-serving nonprofit responds to online hate

Discover how Rainbow Faith and Freedom identifies online hate, why they’ve been experiencing increased levels of hate, and what they’re doing to address this problem.

Module 6 – Developing digital safety strategies for your organization

Go step by step to create your nonprofit’s digital safety plan. Explore ways to deal with anti-2SLGBTQIA+ online hate and reflect on which best meet your organizational needs.

Request your certificate of completion

Provide the name as you want it to appear on the certificate. It does not need to be your legal name. For last name, you may provide your family name.

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Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery FundCanadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Canada for their support in making this project possible.

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