Trans Awareness Week, occurring from November 13 to 19, 2021 marks a time to celebrate and honour the trans community and raise awareness around the continued adversity that trans people face in our society.
Trans Awareness Week culminates into Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), on November 20, to honour the lives taken due to anti-trans violence. On TDOR, we also call for better protections from all levels of government for those in the trans community.
Trans Awareness Week Activities
This Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance, commit to learning and becoming a better ally for the trans community and join us in our activities and resources all week long:
Saturday, November 13
Start off by checking out our free resource: The Components of Human Identity
Sunday, November 14
Watch Episode 4 of our ‘Access to Justice’ series: The Importance of I.D. for Trans Clients. Featuring our special guests from UNB Imprint Trans ID Clinic, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Positive Space Network.
Monday, November 15
Secondary and post-secondary students are encouraged to register to attend our FREE webinar: Draw the Line Against Transphobia in Schools at 7 PM ET! A top pick from the Egale Learning team, this 90-minute webinar teaches how to recognize and intervene when transphobic violence occurs.
Tuesday, November 16
Take a look at our Pronoun Usage Guide – an overview for using pronouns in your everyday life!
Wednesday, November 17
Get involved with Egale to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues.
Thursday, November 18
Educators, leaders, and other adults are encouraged to register to attend our FREE webinar: Draw the Line Against Transphobia in Schools at 7 PM ET! A top pick from the Egale Learning team, this 90-minute webinar teaches how to recognize and intervene when transphobic violence occurs.
Friday, November 19
Take a look at our Toilet Training resource and learn the basics of making your washrooms inclusive for everyone – Plus some resources to get you started!
Saturday, November 20 (TDOR)
Attend a virtual or in-person Trans Day of Remembrance event taking place in your community.
Resources and Support:
LGBT Youthline | youthline.ca | 1-800-268-9688
The 519 | the519.org
Big White Wall | A free, online mental health and wellbeing service that helps people who are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events. Available 24/7/365
Umbrella Mental Health Network | Queer mental health professionals supporting LGBTQ* health & wellness, now offering online psychotherapy & e-counselling services