RISE: Respect, Inclusion, Safety, Equity

RISE: Respect, Inclusion, Safety, Equity

RISE (Respect, Inclusion, Safety, Equity) is a Canadian hub for LGBTQ-inclusive education research. The site focuses on Dr. Catherine Taylor’s research program in the area of LGBTQ-expansive education, including the Climate Surveys of Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools; the Every Teacher Project / le projet Chaque prof; the National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing; and RISE Project on 2SLGBTQ+-expansive Teacher Education in Canadian Universities.

RISE is proud to support education rights for LGBTQ people in Canada!


Rainbow Spectrum

RISE is a site for research on inclusive education in the area of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) youth. RISE aims to produce critical research on 2SLGBTQ-inclusive education and 2SLGBTQ issues, including studies on LGBTQ youths’ health and wellbeing, the effectiveness of Gay-Straight Alliances/Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) and other school-system interventions in reducing stigma and improving resilience of LGBTQ students, and individuals’ experiences of homophobia in Canadian schools. Driven by a strong emphasis on social justice and human rights, RISE aims to make such research accessible as we work together to identify best practices for researchers, educators, and citizens alike to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQ students, staff, and families and end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Every Teacher Reports

Dr. Catherine Taylor is the lead researcher of the RISE research program, Associate Dean of Arts, and Professor in the Faculty of Education and the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications at The University of Winnipeg. Her work on LGBTQ-inclusive education and LGBTQ youths’ wellbeing has been published widely in scholarly journals and books. She is the Principal Investigator of several research projects on LGBTQ-inclusive education, including: