Dale is an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people as well as a positive space and diversity consultant. As a student at Georgian, Dale was president of the Pride@Georgian group, rallying nearly a hundred new participants through social media and events.
During his first year at Georgian, Dale noticed an obvious gap in the presence and visibility of LGBT groups on campus. He fought hard to create a new co-op placement position at Georgian College: Positive Space and LGBT Student Advisor. Dale developed a job description, budget, business plan, and work plan to support his proposed position.
After successfully lobbying for, and getting, the role, he developed the Ally Campaign, including comprehensive training to raise awareness and community understanding. Dale led 61 seminars, reaching nearly 400 staff and over 1,000 students. Since then, he has trained organizations seeking diversity training such as the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie, the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, TD Bank and the League of Ontario Foster Families.
In his current role at the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County, Dale engages with 50 youth through regular group sessions. In addition, he produces bi-weekly YouTube videos and has a regular segment on Roger’s TV program “Man Time” in which he discusses a variety of youth-focused topics.