Provincial Government Reaffirms Support for Human Rights and the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Community
June 9, 2023
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador strives to create a province that is safe, inclusive, and accessible for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. It recognizes that 2SLGBTQQIA+ rights are human rights.
To support these efforts it is important for institutions, including schools, workplaces and other public spaces, to welcome people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs. This is affirmed by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Human Rights Act to ensure the spaces that we live, work and play are safe and inclusive for all.
The K-12 curriculum in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and Le Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador teaches and reinforces messages about inclusivity, mutual respect, and kindness. These educational components are vital as we continue to grow an equitable and thriving province based on the social determinants of health and well-being and rooted in a strong sense of belonging.
The Progress Pride flag is currently flying on the courtesy flag pole at Confederation Building as a visual reminder to celebrate the rights of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community and the province’s diversity.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to work to uphold the rights and freedoms of all people throughout the province.
Office of Women and Gender Equality
Department of Education