Jay Lomax, Karen BK Chan, Mohammed Baobaid, PhD, and Toronto PFLAG
Ontario Association for Family Mediation
Chestnut Convention Centre, Toronto
M o h a m m e d B a o b a i d , P h D
Dr. Baobaid is the founder of the Muslim Family Safety Project that addresses Domestic Violence in the Muslim community of London, Ontario, and the Executive Director of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social
Support and Integration in Canada. He initiated the Safe Integration Project (SIP) which intends to prevent family violence within families coming from conflict zones that have experienced pre-migration trauma. He was also the 2011 John Robinson Award recipient and one of the recipients of the 2012 Attorney General's Victim Services Awards of Distinction.
J a y L o m a x
Jay is a survivor of the 70ís adoption scoop in Manitoba and has been living in Toronto for most of his life. He spent a few years on his reserve learning the traditional teachings, ceremonies, and culture including Pow
wow dancing. Jay has studied and partakes in ceremonies with elders from across the country learning new teachings about his people and the world. He passes his knowledge down to his two sons. Jay also likes to
share his adoption story and has made a small movie documenting his adoption experience. He has developed and created the first adoption ceremony in North America at his place of employment, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto.
K a r e n B K C h a n
Karen is a sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto. She has taught sex education and emotional literacy for 18+ years within NGOs, government organizations, as well as through her private practice Fluid Exchange. Karen (a.k.a. BK) works with parents, couples, families, and schools, as well as professionals in law, nursing, m Above all, BK is dedicated to sex ed that is plainly spoken, emotionally honest, and grounded in justice.
She loves to make complicated ideas more understandable, rigid beliefs more pliable, and courageous action more common.
Toronto Pflag promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. They will be making a presentation on what it means to become an Ally.