Public Speaking workshops


Professional Allyship: Supporting and Affirming Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Fluid Children/Youth, Level I

Date: Monday June 18, 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: 7 Court House Square, Brockville, Ontario


Building through Education and Community Knowledge – B.E.C.K. is offering a Level I full day workshop designed to train professionals who are working with and supporting children and youth.

Sessions are led by facilitators who are specialized in transgender-focused history, human rights policy, best practice guidelines, research and care. Level I will be facilitated by Behc Jax-Lynx and Cara Tierney.

The workshop is appropriate for all members of health care teams, social service professions and educators.

Each participant will leave the training with a Level I certificate from Building through Education and Community Knowledge – B.E.C.K.

Level II will be offered in the fall 2018.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Expanding beyond the medical framework of transgender identities and lives
  • Affirming non-binary and gender fluid children and youth
  • Understanding social transitioning and gender fluidity within a positive framework
  • Integrating community and social networking supports into service provision plans
  • Professional allyship with children, youth and families
  • Organizational allyship using Bill C-16 and the Ontario Human Rights Code

*Please bring your questions and any organizational forms you would like to review

Date: Monday June 18, 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: 7 Court House Square, Brockville, Ontario

Cost: $120.00  +HST * sliding scale may be available upon request to

(A portion of the workshop cost is donated back to support non-binary and gender diverse youth programming and subsidizes school based workshops)

Food: Nutritional breaks and light lunch will be provided.

For further information, please contact Building through Education and Community Knowledge B.E.C.K.

Behc Jax-Lynx   613-818-0443


January – March 2018

Speaking Tour with Cara Tierney & Behc Jax-Lynx 

Sneak preview interview from Almonte! Small Town Discoveries @ Almonte Old Town Hall.

We are a dynamic duo dedicated to the de-stigmatization of transgender individuals, best practices, gender affirmation, human rights policy (C-16) and equity for universal gender diversity.

We go beyond the basic definitions of transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming and present a beautiful and expansive understanding of health, well-being, history, art, creativity, allyship, expression and the current human rights legislation Bill C-16.  Our backgrounds include art, history, social work, activism, anti-oppression work, education, performance, high fives and … humour.

We are offering creative and interactive afternoon professional development workshops as well as evening parent/community-based workshops designed to foster constructive, affirmative and forward-thinking dialogues on how we can make space for everyone.


Public Speaking for May & June will be posted in April ! 


THANK YOU! RENFREW  Public Library, Thurs. Feb. 22

THANK YOU! ARNPRIOR Public Library, Thurs. Feb. 15

THANK YOU! Perth Union Public Library, Thurs. Feb. 1

January 2018

THANK YOU! Almonte Public Library, Thurs. Jan. 11

THANK YOU!  Ottawa Private Booking, Wed. Jan. 17

THANK YOU! Geraldine’s  Gallery, Mon. Jan. 29  

THANK YOU! Pembroke Public Library, Tues. Jan. 30 

Contact information:

Behc Jax-Lynx, booking@  613-818-0443

Cara Tierney, 

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