Schools

School can be a supportive and nurturing environment for a trans or gender creative student. However, lack of understanding about trans issues and gender-based bullying can make school a stressful experience for many children and youth. Research shows that schools with GSA and inclusion policies that explicitly protect LGBT2Q+ youth have better health outcomes for all youth, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

We hope that these resources will help you in creating a supportive and welcoming school environment for all students, families and staff. Please Contact Us for more information or support in working with your school district.

Helpful online resources

Questions & Answers: Gender Identity in Schools

Public Health Agency of Canada

 

BC Safer Schools Coalition

A coalition working to improve gender inclusivity in BC’s schools.

 

Trans Youth at Schools

Y-Gap Community Bulletin

 

Safe and Caring Schools for Transgender Students: A Guide for Teachers

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities

 

Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators

Canadian Teacher’s Federation

 

Every Class in Every School: Final Report on the First National Climate Survey on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools

Egale Canada

 

Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students

GLSEN: Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network