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Toronto District School Board (TDSB) – Resources and Programs
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“We [The TDSB] are committed to creating learning environments where people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations feel empowered and supported.” TDSB Guidelines for the Accommodation of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students and Staff Gender-Based Violence Prevention The Triangle Program

Vancouver School Board – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities Policy
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“The Board of Education (the “Board”) is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of the school community, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, which includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, Two-Spirit, queer, and those who are questioning (LGBTTQ+).”… read more »

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
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Schools are increasingly being called upon to include and support transgender students. Recognizing that this can seem daunting or overwhelming, Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender in K-12 Schools offers practical guidance and field-tested tips to parents, educators, administrators, and community members on planning and supporting a transgender student through a transition at school.… read more »

Girl Guides of Canada – Transgender Resource Guide
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Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. As such, persons who live their lives as… read more »

Government of Canada: Travelling as a Transgender Person
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We are fortunate that Canada is as accepting as it is, even if we know we could still be better.  Other countries are not always as accepting, and thus if you plan on travelling abroad, the information on the Government of Canada website may be relevant. Click here for the Government of Canada website’s guide… read more »

Fenway Institute: Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
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This is a good example of a policy document that helps to illustrate the issues that transgender persons face, and how an institute, corporation or organization could legislate and then implement a policy or curriculum that would benefit transgender people by affirming their rights. Click this link to read the full document:  Fenway Institute Policy… read more »

Guidelines for Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students
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The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released this document in 2014 in response to the expansion of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act in 2012 which was amended to protect transgender people from discrimination. This document details Nova Scotia’s continuing policies to advance transgender rights and issues in the area of… read more »

Gender Doesn’t Limit You
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Educators at St. Francis School in Austin, Tex., teamed up with researchers from the Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab at the University of Texas at Austin to examine ways to counteract gender bullying among young children. The project team tested a traditional multicultural technique — using literature to challenge gender stereotypes — against a more… read more »

Think Outside the Box (Grades K-2)
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Framework Gender norms and stereotypes are so ingrained in our society that adults are often surprised to realize how early children internalize these ideas. When young children get caught up in stereotypical notions of gender, though, it can harm their self images and the way they interact with peers. Children need opportunities to consider these… read more »