Discussion on the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada

Date: June 01, 2022

Location: Calgary

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The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 about the recent ban on conversion therapy in Canada. Amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code took effect on Jan. 7 and include four new criminal offences banning conversion therapy and related conduct. What constitutes conversion therapy? How will the new law affect those providing and being subjected to conversion therapy?

Panelists include:

  • Blake Desjarlais, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach
  • Emmet Michael, musician
  • Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS), University of Alberta
  • Rin Lawrence, Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights Committee and Chair of the Teacher Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37
  • Charles Easton, LGBTQ+ Lawyer

The Centre for Sexuality will also be on hand to provide mental health support to our panel and participants. Visit this page for more information.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Register here.