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Accommodating Transgender Students In Your School – Publication by the law firm BLG
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“The ultimate goal is providing a learning and working environment for students and employees that is respectful and free of discrimination and harassment. Becoming aware of gender identity and gender expression issues, and raising awareness through policy development and training, will bring school boards one step closer to achieving this goal.” BLG – Accommodating Transgender… read more »

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 »

Affirming Gender in Elementary School: Social Transitioning
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Here is a webpage by Welcoming Schools that gives some advice on how to support transitions in young children. Welcoming Schools offers many tools for professional and institutional development to increase awareness and help affirm gender, embrace diversity and promote anti-bullying campaigns.  A potentially useful resource to any educator or education facility.

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 »

Outreach Group: My Gay Straight Alliance (MyGSA)
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MyGSA is an outreach program run by Egale Youth Reach.  Based out of Toronto they seek to provide resources and support to students, schools, parents and educators who wish to create a gay straight alliance to help LGBTQ in their institution. They provide resources such as support for Parents of Transgender children as well as more general… read more »