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New Canadian Study Uncovers Positive Sources of Support For Trans Youth

6 May 2015, 2:05 pm
A new Canadian study—the first and largest of its kind in Canada—shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.


SRS No Longer Required For Updated Passports In Canada

30 April 2015, 8:13 pm
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has removed the requirement for proof of sex reassignment surgery (SRS) to support an applicant’s request to change the sex designation on a citizenship certificate, such as a passport.


P.E.I. To Fund Three Gender Reassignment Surgery Procedures

18 February 2015, 6:27 pm
The P.E.I. provincial government in Canada will now fund three procedures for gender reassignment surgery for P.E.I. residents. The surgeries—Top surgery, hysterectomy and orchiectomy—will be performed on P.E.I.


Transgender Youth Embrace Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Coming To Calgary Schools

6 February 2015, 6:31 pm
The Calgary Board of Education will be building gender-neutral washrooms into the design of its new school buildings in a move spurred by conversations with Calgary students from Gay Straight Alliance clubs, and concerns from transgender students.


Trans-Inclusive Swim at Vancouver Pool Welcomes Everyone

10 January 2015, 7:14 pm
Vancouver's Templeton Pool is hosting their first trans-inclusive public swim this weekend with the goal of providing a safe environment for people to access the pool, change rooms, washrooms, and showers without fear of discrimination based on their gender identity.


Canadian Green Party Calls Transgender Candidate a First

28 June 2014, 6:43 pm
The Green Party of Saskatchewan is trumpeting the nomination of B Garneau, a candidate running in the constituency of Regina Wascana Plains for the upcoming provincial election, as history in the making. Garneau, the party noted, is the first transgender person to seek election, provincially, in Saskatchewan. Garneau does not identity with a particular gender.


Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Now Available In Nova Scotia

1 April 2014, 8:36 am
Starting today, April 1, the provincial government of Nova Scotia will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process.


Canadian First: Trans Person Elected President of a Union Local

21 November 2013, 5:20 pm
On November 1 Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She becomes the first openly trans person elected president of a local in Canada.


P.E.I. Adding Gender Rights To Legislation

15 November 2013, 4:50 pm
The P.E.I. government has introduced legislation which would prohibit discrimination based on gender expression and gender identity, adding to a list that already prohibits discrimination based on age, race, religion, sexual orientation and a number of other factors.


Clinic for Transgender Youth Opens at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital

22 October 2013, 7:37 pm
Beginning this month, transgender teens in the Greater Toronto Area will have better access to healthcare services with the opening of the Transgender Youth Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The Transgender Youth Clinic is the first and only transgender adolescent clinic in Toronto.


Judge Cites Unique Personal Circumstances in Sentencing of Transgender Man After Pot Bust

14 August 2013, 4:25 pm
A 25-year-old Nova Scotia transgender man has escaped a jail sentence because of his unique personal circumstances.


MLA Calls For Human Rights Protection for Trans British Columbians

2 August 2013, 4:48 pm
On the eve of Vancouver's Pride weekend, MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is calling for the provincial government to amend the Human Rights Code to include protection for transgender people in BC.


University of Victoria Transgender Archive Set To Receive Large UK Collection

13 July 2013, 2:06 pm
The University of Victoria’s Transgender Archives — already believed to be the largest collection of its kind — is about to get about 50% bigger thanks to an acquisition of a significant collection from Northern Ireland.


Nova Scotia To Fund SRS

12 June 2013, 3:53 pm
Dave Wilson, Minister for Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia, Canada says that Section 4.8 of the province's health insurance act -- the section that bars trans people from having their surgeries covered -- will be repealed "immediately."


Quebec Organization To Produce Trans Shelter Access Guidebook

30 May 2013, 5:22 pm
ASTT(e)Q has successfully raised funds to print and distribute a trans shelter access guidebook to shelters and other sex segregated services throughout Quebec, Canada.


Alberta Mayors Move To Increase Trans Awareness

23 May 2013, 6:22 pm
The cities of Calgary and Edmonton are set to recognize transgender people in Alberta with two upcoming events.


Canadian Trans Woman Gets $22,000 In Human Rights Case

16 May 2013, 6:16 pm
A woman at a Mississauga, Ontario paper box factory who was fired while undergoing gender reassignment has been awarded $22,000 plus eight months pay by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.


Vancouver Park Board To Establish Trans and Gender Variant Working Group

15 May 2013, 7:26 pm
The Vancouver Park board has approved a motion aimed at creating more inclusive spaces for trans and gender-variant communities.


BREAKING: Canadian Union Makes Labour Movement History, Passing Motion to Establish Trans Caucus

30 April 2013, 5:29 pm
At a special General Membership Meeting of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903, a motion was passed today to establish a Trans Caucus, setting a precedent in the North American labour movement.


Canadian House of Commons Approves Gender Identity Rights Bill

20 March 2013, 5:01 pm
A bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender Canadians was approved by the House of Commons on Wednesday.


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