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ETFO Suggested Resources for Gender Independent Children and Trans Youth/Adults

A list of resources and service providers have been compiled to assist members in supporting Gender Independent Children and Trans Youth/Adults in their schools and communities. Gender Independent Children are children whose gender identity or expression differs from what others expect. Until recently, there has not been a lot of resources or supports for Gender Independent Children and Trans Youth/Adults.

From time to time, this list will be updated as new services, programs, and resources are developed.

To view the resources, click here:  PDF |Word (updated July 2017)

Voice Articles

These related articles from Voice Magazine are also available:

  • It's the Small Things that Matter Most (PDF |Word )
  • Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools for Gender-Independent Children (PDF |Word )
  • All Gender Cabins and Their Place in Trans-Inclusive Spaces (PDF |Word )
  • ETFO’s Transgender Policy (PDF |Word)
  • Gender Neutral Language: An Activity for Day of Pink or Any Day (PDF |Word)

ETFO Transgender Policy

ETFO Transgender PolicyAt the 2015 Annual Meeting ETFO members passed the Transgender Policy resolution. This policy is now part of the ETFO reference book. Read the policy here: PDF | Word.

Find out what ETFO has done to implement the Transgender Policy.

  • Implementation of Transgender Policy – 2016 Annual Meeting Report (PDF | Word)
  • Implementation of ETFO’s new Transgender Policy – EWS Report to the 2016 Annual Meeting (PDF |Word)

International Trans Day of Remembrance November 20

Each year, ETFO recognizes the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is a day to remember transgender people, gender non-conforming individuals and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate. Read our press release from November 2016 (PDF | Word).

The 519 Community Centre in Toronto

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of service, space and leadership that strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change is a resource from the 519.