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ETFO Suggested Resources for Gender Independent Children and Transgender 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.

Suggested Resources for Gender-Independent Children

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.

Other resources include:

Social Justice Begins With Me (SJBWM) is an ETFO literature-based resource kit for Early Years to Grade 8 available in both a suitcase and CD version. This year-round resource builds on the concepts originally introduced in We're Erasing Prejudice for Good and is organized using ten monthly themes: Self-Esteem, Sharing Our Lives, Peace, Building Supportive Communities, Rights of the Child, Caring Hands, Untie the Knots of Prejudice, Local and Global Citizenship, True Worth and Beauty and Circles and Cycles.

Social Justice Begins with me is available at shopetfo.ca.



ETFO Transgender Policy

 
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At the 2015 Annual Meeting ETFO members passed the Transgender Policy resolution. This policy is now part of the ETFO reference book. Read policy 82 here.


Find out what ETFO has done to implement the Transgender Policy


ETFO's journey to implement and embrace its transgender policy, Perspective Magazine, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Issue No. 23, February 2017.


Reports to the Annual Meeting on ETFO's Transgender Policy are available to ETFO members at ETFO Secure.


The ETFO Body Image Project


Reflections of Me...ETFO’s Body Image Curriculum is a research-based resource that assists teachers in ensuring that children develop positive body image and self-esteem. The resource can be purchased from ETFO's online store shopETFO.
Body image


For more information about supporting students in their gender and sexuality, click here.


Social Justice Begins With Me


Social Justice Begins With Me (SJBWM) is an ETFO literature-based resource kit for Early Years to Grade 8 available in both a suitcase and CD version. This year-round resource builds on the concepts originally introduced in We're Erasing Prejudice for Good and is organized using ten monthly themes: Self-Esteem, Sharing Our Lives, Peace, Building Supportive Communities, Rights of the Child, Caring Hands, Untie the Knots of Prejudice, Local and Global Citizenship, True Worth and Beauty and Circles and Cycles.


Social Justice Begins with me is available at shopetfo.ca.