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 »
L’Observatoire des transidentités (ODT) est un site indépendant d’information, de productions de savoirs et d’analyses sur les questions trans, inter et les questions de genre. Le site et la revue “Cahiers de la transidentité” ont été fondés par M.-Y. Thomas, A. Alessandrin et K. Espineira. L’ODT s’appuie sur un réseau d’acteurs-actrices de terrain, d’associations-partenaires et… read more »
Out in Schools is an award winning organization using film and media presentations to bring awareness and education to LGBTQ+ issues throughout the province of British Columbia.
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 »
Bonifacio, H.J. and Rosenthal, S.M. (2015). Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 62: 1001–1016 KEY POINTS Gender nonconforming and transgender youth are seeking medical care at younger ages. Youth with gender variance are often marginalized and misunderstood by their health care providers. Mental health comorbidities in youth with gender dysphoria… read more »
An article from the Human Rights Campaign in the U.S., interviewing Dr. Johanna Olson, an adolescent medicine specialist at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Click here for article
An on-line guide for parents of non-binary transgender children and youth, from Life Outside the Binary, a resource centre for non-binary people and their allies. Click for the guide
Here is an amazingly rich website filled with transgender resources, mainly designed for people living within the U.S. but many of these resources are international, or may benefit Canadians as well. Click here to visit the website.
Here is a video about Gender Identity. A video that goes over two-spirit, intersex and transgender issues that may effect Canadians. An informative video with subtitles and close captioning. The video details how being an ally is helpful, and how to be a considerate ally.
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 »