Do you struggle with reaching or retaining LGBTQ2SIA+ clients and you aren’t sure why?

Want to stop feeling like you have all the right intentions but not all the terms, concepts, and strategies to making your practice more inclusive and inviting to LGBTQ2SIA+ clients?

Are you unsure whether the experiences of your LGBTQ2SIA+ friends or your own experiences are complete enough to guide your plans for an inclusive practice?

Are you ready to learn how to make sure everyone feels welcome in your space?
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Isn't it about time you started confidently working with the local LGBTQ2SIA+ community you support so enthusiastically?

If you:

  • Are a naturopathic doctor in any niche.

  • Value equity, diversity, and inclusion, and haven’t yet figured out how to enact these values into practice.

  • Have tried to build an inclusive practice but often aren’t sure where to start.

  • Get a little nervous whenever you get an LGBTQ2SIA+ patient…what if you mess up and offend them?

  • Have been gathering bits of information here and there about LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusion, but you’re struggling to put it all together in practice.

  • Are ready to start examining your bias, learning about LGBTQ2SIA+ identity, and applying what you’ve learned to your work...

Then Queering naturopathic medicine is for you!

Being LGBTQ2SIA+ or an ally isn’t enough to be a LGBTQ2SIA+ supportive practitioner.

Here’s why.

  • Anti-LGBTQ2SIA+ bias was built into our naturopathic medical curriculum. It takes specialized training to unlearn that.

  • The systems and spaces we work within have bias too! It takes intentional work to mitigate that.

  • Being inclusive is a skill and practice, not a value or personality trait. It requires continual action.

That's where
Queering naturopathic medicine
comes in.

The only course for wellness practitioners that explores the five key elements of LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusion in a naturopathic practice, so that you can build a well-rounded inclusive practice.

What you'll get:

  • Foundational Knowledge

    They key terms and concepts you need to know to understand LGBTQ2SIA+ identity.

  • Current Issues in LGBTQ2SIA+ Healthcare

    Why LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusion in healthcare is so important, so you can understand the experiences of your 🏳️‍🌈 patients.

  • Actionable Information

    How to address all five elements of an LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusive practice, so you can rest assured you’re not missing anything important.

  • Jurisprudence Requirements

    Exactly what your legal requirements for LGBTQ2SIA+ equity are as a naturopathic doctor.

  • CE Credits

    Two CONO Category A Jurisprudence Credits.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    2SLGBTQ2IA+ what?

  • 2

    Sex, gender & sexual orientation health inequities

    • Discrimination in healthcare

    • Protective factors

  • 3

    Ethics & jurisprudence

    • Human rights legislation

    • Guidance from naturopathic regulatory colleges other regulated health professionals

  • 4

    Cisgender and heterosexual privilege

    • Identifying implicit bias & privilege

  • 5

    Queering naturopathic practice

    • How to make your practice more 2SLGBTQ2IA+ friendly

    • Neutralizing clinical language

    • Cases & best practices

    • Queer+ accessibility checklist for healthcare practitioners

    • Additional resources to learn more

  • 6

    Review quiz for CE credits

    • Quiz

Meet your instructor

Dr Cyndi Gilbert ND

Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND (she/they)

Cyndi is a naturopathic doctor, author, and faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Providing care to those who are all too often stigmatized or ignored in wellness circles, Cyndi has a primary clinical focus working with LGBTQ2SIA+ and BIPOC communities, people who use drugs, are homeless, disabled, HIV+, precariously employed, and facing mental health challenges.

Cyndi is a queer/spawn, mad* White Ashkenazi settler and lives in Toronto with her family.


5 star rating

Very helpful

Dr. Anne Hussain, ND

This course is well laid out and informative. Love the resources and examples provided.

This course is well laid out and informative. Love the resources and examples provided.

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5 star rating

Should be part of core competencies as a ND

Kim Abog

This was a great course to immerse in how to improve healthcare overall. Thank you for the thoughtful content.

This was a great course to immerse in how to improve healthcare overall. Thank you for the thoughtful content.

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Don't miss out on another 🏳‍🌈 patient out of fear that you might mess up.

Your community's LGBTQ2SIA+ members need you.