Sharalyn Jordan

Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology and Equity Studies at Simon Fraser University

Dr.Sharalyn Jordan  is Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology and Equity Studies at Simon Fraser University on Coast Salish Territories, BC.  She conducts community-based research on the implications of homophobic and transphobic stigma, trauma, and intersectional oppressions for refugee protection, settlement, and mental health. Publications include Forced Migration Review, Refuge, and International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.  She is Chair of Rainbow Refugee Society Vancouver and on the Dignity Network national steering committee. Sharalyn will be discussing the role that Canada plays in protecting LGBTI refugees from around the world and what more can be done to play a leadership role in this area. 

My Sessions

Lessons Learned 1

Room 106 D

Register for this session   This session is formed by 4 organizations sharing their lessons learned on various topics. Participants in this session will participate in a world cafe style session and rotate from table to table to learn and exchange with one another. Gender Based Violence in Humanitarian Nutrition Programming World Vision will present […]


Canada and Human Rights for Sexual and Gender Minorities: An Inter-Sectoral Discussion on Canada’s Role in the World Supporting the Advancement of LGBTI+ Issues and Human Rights

Room 106 C

Register for this session   In recent years, Canada has increasingly been seen as a global leader in advancing the human rights and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities, or LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people).  What does this actually mean? What are the ways that the Canadian government has moved to integrate LGBTI+ […]