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Trans Inclusion Matters

Our Trans Inclusion Matters campaign and education program is part of our efforts to challenge transphobia and to foster environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.

People who identify as trans often experience barriers to accessing necessary services due to discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity and gender expression.

Our workshops and resources explore the experiences and challenges faced by trans people and supports organizations and individuals to develop approaches to fostering a trans inclusive environment. Workshops also highlights the small and larger steps they can take personally and within their organizations to create more inclusive spaces and services for trans people.

Workshops help participants to:

  • Identify and discuss common words to express gender identity and gender expression in Canada
  • Identify and discuss examples of transphobic language and behaviour
  • Identify and discuss examples of transphobic discrimination and harassment
  • Demonstrate and share an empathetic understanding of the experiences of trans people
  • Propose ways to make the environment safe and inclusive for trans people

Individuals can now register for trans inclusion training at The 519:

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Inclusion Workshop

The 519 is proud to work in partnership with Rainbow Health Ontario as part of our Trans Inclusion Matters campaign.

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‘Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change’


Creating Authentic Spaces Toolkit

This document provides a guideline for media, and outlines how to share information and stories about trans and gender-diverse people in an accurate and respectful way. It also provides examples of disrespectful and dehumanizing language that should be avoided.


Media Reference Guide – Discussing Trans and Gender-diverse People

For more information about training and resources, contact:

Ash McGhee
Manager, Education and Training