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Resources for Transgender Awareness Month

At CanWCC, we firmly believe that trans rights are human rights. We believe in supporting each other, regardless of gender identity. Everyone has a right to live their life and express their gender the way they choose. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to express yourself how you want to, or even exist, in our modern world.

November is Transgender Awareness Month. To promote self-love, understanding, and tolerance for all non-gender-conforming people in Canada, we’ve compiled a list of online resources and organizations to support the transgender community and their allies.

Remember, it really does get better, and you’re not alone. If you need help, reach out.

In Crisis? Call Trans Lifeline, Canadian crisis line for transgender people: 1-877-330-6366


Understanding gender identity and ways to make a transgender transition:

  • ​​Resources About Gender Identity | The Trevor Project
  • Transgender Map
    • This free website shows how to make a gender transition. It tells about gender identity and gender expression, as well as the social, legal, and medical ways to make a transgender transition.
  • Trans PULSE Canada
    • Trans PULSE Canada is a national community-based survey conducted in the summer of 2019 that examines the health and well-being of trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in Canada. Select study results have been released as QuickStats, with more findings to come over the next two years.

For Allies

Resources for Transgender People

Support Organizations:

  • Trans Lifeline
    • Trans Lifeline is a Canadian crisis line for transgender people. Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources we need to survive and thrive. Run by and for trans people. 1-877-330-6366
  • Egale Canada 
    • Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.
  • The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) 
    • CCGSD intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. 
  • The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH)
    • CPATH is a network of healthcare providers across the country that works to support the health, well-being, and dignity of trans and gender-diverse people.
  • Canada transgender resources | Transgender Map
    • List of national trans resources and resources by Canadian province and territory.
  • Key Transgender support resources by province & territory | Canadian Aids Society
  • LGBTribe – The Tribe
    • Free Peer-to-peer support group for individuals living as LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
  • The Trevor Project
    • The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. We provide information & support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7, all year round. (U.S.-based, lots of online resources)
  • Safer Access for Everyone in the Rainbow Project (SAFER)
    • SAFER delivers training, a public education campaign, and national and regional knowledge mobilizing events, to address and prevent gender-based violence (GBV) against 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. SAFER has been made possible due to the generous support provided by the Women’s Program at Women and Gender Equality (WAGE).
  • The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) Guide for Creating a transgender-inclusive workplace
    • Educational guide with information for creating welcoming and safe environments for transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Includes resources for Trans employees
  • Momentum Canada
    • Momentum runs programming and advocacy campaigns that help 2SLGBTQIA+ people thrive. Their areas of focus — confronting hate, promoting mental health, realizing the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ children and youth, and ending gender-based violence — guide their work alongside 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • PFlag Canada
    • In communities across the country, the Pflag Canada network provides peer support, education, and advocacy for a Canada that affirms, respects, and values all sexualities, genders, and gender expressions.
  • Welcome Friend Association (WFA)
    • WFA educates and promotes awareness in society regarding gender, sexual identities, and expressions. We provide outreach and support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their families. Programs include Rainbow Camp and Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) programs for youth and parents.
    • FORGE reduces the impact of trauma on trans/non-binary survivors and communities by empowering service providers, advocating for systems reform, and connecting survivors to healing possibilities. 
  • TransLash
    • TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives. As a trusted source for journalists, thought-leaders, movement activists, researchers, and those wanting to know about trans people, we produce narratives about and for the trans community––accurately and reliably. 
  • Resources For Trans People On The Spectrum – TransLash
  • Transgender | Human Rights Campaign
    • The Human Rights Campaign works to educate the public about the transgender community and provides resources for transgender and non-binary people to live their fullest lives.
  • Trans Resources | OK2BME
  • Trans Wellness Initiative
    • Trans Wellness Initiative seeks to address health disparities and facilitate
      access to competent healthcare services for trans and gender-diverse people in Alberta

Resources for Transgender Business Owners and Entrepreneurs:

Resources for Allies:

Note: This resource list has been curated by the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce for educational purposes in order to support transgender and non-binary people in Canada. We are not affiliated with these groups and are not responsible for any changes in availability, outdated information or broken links on these websites.

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