TR: Discrimination


Ella Webber Talks Trans-Non-Binary Rights with the CCLA

June 13, 2018

This series of 12 video clips documents a conversation between CCLA volunteer Amara McLaughlin-Harris and Ella Webber. At the top of each video you can see the key questions the clip will discuss. Amara introduces it as follows: Ella Webber is an old friend of mine. We grew up a street away from one another […]

Discrimination against Gender Non-conforming Individuals: Academic Sources and Debates

February 12, 2018

Discriminations against gender non-conforming individuals, very often, differ from the paradigmatic cases of overt and intentional infliction of differential treatment that one tends to envisage. Often, they are very subtle and effected through contextualized actions

Gender-Based Discrimination at a Glance – A View from the Press

January 25, 2018

This is a compilation of various news sources from across Canada highlighting contemporary challenges and realities faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people on a day-to-day basis, as well as various legislative moves pursued at different levels of government in Canada.

CCLA Marches at Trans Pride March 2017

June 23, 2017

On Friday, June 23rd, CCLA marched alongside thousands of people at the Toronto Trans* Pride March. Each year, CCLA is proud to participate in this event in support of trans rights, LGBTQ+ communities, and to celebrate rights and freedoms for all people. The Trans* Pride Rally and March is a “grass-roots community focused event, providing safe […]

Gender Definition and Expression

June 30, 2015

On June 1, 2015, the television personality and Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner, graced the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine and re-introduced herself as a transgendered woman by the name of Caitlyn Jenner. This revelation demonstrates the importance of gender identity to the individual person, but also invites the opportunity to explore the current status of gender identity and expression in our home jurisdiction.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Change of Name for Trans Persons

May 19, 2015

Like all content on this website, this document is not legal advice and is provided solely for the purpose of public information and education. If you are facing a legal issue or have a question about your specific situation, you should consider seeking independent legal advice. You can find a list of legal clinics and […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Change of Sex Designation for Trans Persons

May 19, 2015

This guide is focused on issues relating to how trans persons can change the sex designation on their birth certificates. It includes a general overview of the process, and links to up to date provincial resources and requirements.

Useful Links and Resources Related to Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

May 16, 2015

Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about LGBTQ rights, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org. Organizations General PFLAG Canada Egale: Canada Human Rights Trust Canada Pride Center for Gender Advocacy […]

Video: CCLA Director Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Talks Equality

May 19, 2015

  Watch CCLA Director of Equality Noa Mendelsohn Aviv talk about equality rights and discrimination.

An Interview with Michiko Bown-Kai

May 8, 2015

Michiko Bown-Kai is an artist drawn to the way theatre, dance, and poetry can create community, educate, and heal. Currently, they are a Masters of Divinity student at Emmanuel College. Michiko’s current ministry involves working at the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada as Program Coordinator for Racial Justice, Gender Justice, and […]