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Frequently asked questions

What is a workshop?

GRIS-Montréal’s workshops are given in the form of testimony. The workshops are run by two volunteers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans or non-binary, and are specially trained to be able to answer even the most personal questions that young people might have. The young people can thereby put a face on a reality which sometimes scares or intimidates them. After a brief biographical talk, the volunteers open the question and answer portion, inviting the students to ask them any question they might have concerning the diversity of sexual orientations and/or gender identity.

For more information, head to the Our actions section.

How can I become a volunteer?

Demystifying the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identity in classrooms, compiling research data, organizing different sociocultural events in the community are just a few of the activities that our volunteers share in. Please note that only people who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans or non-binary can become in-class workshop facilitators.

To become one of them, you have to first become a member. To do so, you just have to complete a questionnaire and pay a symbolic annual fee of $5 and agree to comply with the code of ethics. Contact us.

How can I become an intervener?

To offer workshops in the classroom, you have to first become a member of GRIS. To do so, you just have to complete a questionnaire, pay a symbolic annual fee of $5 and agree to comply with the code of ethics (contact us).

Anyone wishing to provide workshops in class have to meet certain criteria such as identifying as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans or non-binary person and being open in your social or family life, being comfortable talking about yourself and your private life in public. All of the information can be found in the Get Involved section (Link to becoming a volunteer - offering workshops in class). If you have any questions, contact us, it would be our pleasure to respond!

How can I become a friend of GRIS?

To become a friend of GRIS, you just have to fill out the registration form and pay a $5 symbolic fee.

How do I create my fundraising effort?

Creating your fundraising initiative is easy! Once your fundraising initiative is approved: it’s up to you! Share it on your social media networks, talk about it, and encourage your friends to donate to help you reach your goal!

For all of the details, head to the Get Involved section and click on Fundraise for GRIS or click here.