By Gordon Lambie
GRIS Estrie, the local organization with a focus on breaking down stereotypes and prejudice surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity through educational workshops, officially launched a new diagnostic tool for local individuals, organizations, and businesses on Wednesday morning. According to Marianne Carbonneau, the coordinator of the project, the new questionnaire is a way for people and organizations in the region to see where an establishment stands in terms of inclusion and safety offered to 2SLGBTQ+ people.
“This tool does not judge,” Carbonneau said, explaining that the hope is that local groups will take the time to answer the questions with regard to their own services to get an idea of how welcoming and accessible they are, and then make use of their score and the tools available through the same site to improve their approaches.
Anyone looking to try the new tool can find it in English online at https://en.outildautodiagnostic.com/