The LGBTQ Caucus is a safe and welcoming place for all two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and gender diverse members. We invite you to join us as we strive to create a more just and equitable union and workplace – culturally safe and free of discrimination.
The caucus meets twice a year, bringing together one representative from each BCNU region. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of a caucus regional representative, please click here. The caucus also elects delegates to the annual BCNU Convention. If you represent your region on the LGBTQ Caucus, and would like to request funding from BCNU to further your group's goals and initiatives, please complete the Regional Caucus Funding Request Form.
To join the LGBTQ Caucus, please contact the chair or Hanif Karim, Human Rights, Equity and Health Policy Officer
- Wondering what it means to provide gender-affirming care to your clients, patients and/or residents? Read BCNU's position statement on gender-affirming care.
- Using inclusive language can go a long way to creating a safe and welcoming environment – in the Union, your workplace and your community. Here’s a glossary developed by QMUNITY staff and volunteers to assist you in the process of creating this safe and welcoming environment.
- As Canada’s population continues to age in increasing numbers, the number of LGBTQ seniors also increases. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) seniors are deeply concerned about being able to receive queer and trans competent care when moving from independent living to assisted living or residential care. This discussion paper, produced by QMUNITY, is a summary of findings and recommendations to provide culturally competent care for LGBTQ seniors in residential care and assisted living.
In November 2021, BCNU asked the federal government to eliminate the practice of conversion therapy. On Dec. 8, 2021, Canada’s Governor-General granted royal assent to Bill C-4, banning the practice in Canada.