COVID-19: City of Winnipeg response and latest updates on City facilities and services COVID-19 : Mesures prises par la Ville de Winnipeg et dernières nouvelles sur les installations et services municipaux

Employees encouraged to take new internal Pronouns and Gender Inclusive Language course

September 8, 2021

Winnipeg downtown, Skyline view

We are focused on creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment at the City of Winnipeg and beginning this week, we are offering the internal Pronouns and Gender Inclusive Language: The Importance of Getting it Right course.

“The course provides a great overview of the importance of using gender-inclusive language and looks at how misgendering, or using the wrong pronouns, can feel and shares best practices for avoiding misgendering going forward,” said Jordana Greenberg, Senior Manager with our Corporate HR Services.

The training is being offered online through our Employee Development Branch and takes around 30 minutes to complete. Employees can take the course at their own pace and they will receive credit in their formal training summary once completed.

“Following completion of the course, we encourage employees who are comfortable to add their pronouns to their email signatures and business cards, and to share their pronouns when they introduce themselves at meetings,” said Greenberg.

Earlier this year, we created Safe Space stickers for employees to display as a way of showing their workspace is an inclusive and welcoming place for co-workers of all gender expressions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Celebrating City Employees