2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network

Affinity networks are spaces that offer an opportunity to gather and build community around shared identities and similar experiences. Inter-school affinity networks, like the CIS Ontario 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network, can offer a sense of belonging in ways that a school environment may not able to, either because there is a lack of representation in staff and student populations, or because identifies may not be affirmed through policy, procedures or curriculum.

The 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network is a space for those that identify as members based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. This is not a space to learn about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. It is a space for people who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.

It is our hope that the our network will provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in important conversations and will create a new inter-school community to connect employees from CIS Ontario member schools.

If this is a space for you, please consider joining us so that we can share, give testimony to our experiences, and support one another.

The 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network will meet on Wednesdays from 6:00–7:00 p.m. during the 2021–2022 school year.

Meeting dates are:

  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May 18, 2022

In addition to emailed invitations to join meetings, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network are also invited to access the 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network Hub within CISO Connect, our member community platform.

CIS Ontario 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Network


Patrice Callegaro
(they, them)
Upper Canada College

Reed Patterson
St. Clement's School

For additional information, please contact:

Jeremy Barr
Event Manager