Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: Lead with Pride 2020

Friday, Keynote address: 3:30-8 PM
Saturday, Conference: 10 AM – 6:00 PM

Detailed conference schedule coming soon!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 12 pm (noon)


Lead with Pride and Lead with Pride: Executive Jumpstart are annual leadership conferences for LGBTQ+ students at the University of Toronto. Lead with Pride began in 2009 as an opportunity for student leaders to gain skills to make a positive impact at U of t and beyond. Today, the conference has grown to be a series that is aimed at supporting current student leaders, as well as expanding and diversifying LGBTQ+ student leadership on all three campuses.

The two-day Lead with Pride conference takes place in February, bringing LGBTQ+ students together to learn about leadership and community building on- and off-campus. The one-day Lead with Pride: Executive Jumpstart conference is held in July and provides the opportunity for LGBTQ-focused club executives to learn and build on skills to create more LGBTQ-affirming spaces and events as student leaders.

Now in its 11th year, the goals of Lead with Pride are to provide students with the opportunity to engage in vital conversations around LGBTQ+ leadership; develop an understanding of anti-oppression work; practice self-care; and learn tangible, hands-on skills to support student organizing and leadership.

This conference is completely free for U of T students to attend. Meals, with gluten-free and vegan options, will be covered for all attendees. TTC tickets will also be made available to students who require help with these transportation costs. The Multi-Faith Centre, where Lead with Pride will take place, is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters, with a ramp at the building entrance, an elevator inside and accessible and gender-neutral washrooms on each floor.

If you have any questions about the conference or how to get involved, please email:


Jan 31 2020 - Feb 01 2020


3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Multi-Faith Centre
Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7, Canada
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