What happens when you bring gender training to a public elementary school? In Creating Gender Inclusive Schools the Peralta Elementary School in Oakland, CA demonstrates the power of an open and honest conversation about gender. The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an… read more »
This info-sheet is designed for gender creative and transgender (trans) kids and their parents and guardians. It provides a general overview of how trans people’s human rights are legally protected, and explains the concept of reasonable accommodation and how to make an accommodation request. At the end of the info-sheet, you will also find links… read more »
“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 »
“We all have the right to a safe and healthy school environment. This document contains recommendations for school administration to help create welcoming and supportive schools for trans students.” Durham District School Board – Supporting Our Transgender Students
“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
“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 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 »
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.
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.
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 »