Grants and Contributions:

Tracking Transphobia: Identifying and countering anti-trans organizing in Canada
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Jan 16, 2023 - Mar 31, 2024
Through this 14-month project, JusticeTrans will develop community-informed solutions to key barriers and gaps facing by 2SLGBTQI+ communities. This will be achieved by identifying, documenting, and tracking anti-trans organizing in Canada, and developing safety solution to address it. JusticeTrans will conduct in-depth consultations and a pan-Canadian environmental scan in collaboration with women’s organizations and Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming (2STNBGN) advocates and service providers, including health and mental health providers, and school boards targeted by anti-trans violence. Anti-hate research training will be provided to its research team, which will be made available to researchers and scholars. Based on the needs identified and the data collected on anti-trans organizing efforts, the organization will create resources to safely respond to anti-trans hate and lobbying, in collaboration with key partners from 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Educational events will be held in Ottawa, Regina, and Halifax to raise awareness on these issues and provide safe spaces to 2STNBGN organizations and individuals to share their stories and experiences. Within this project, JusticeTrans will work with decision makers as part of its advocacy strategy to protect the rights of trans people in Canada, to improve the understanding of organized anti-trans hate, to increase empathy toward 2STNBGN people, and to build support from allies. Thus, the project will contribute to changing cultural norms and behaviours and to encourage decision-makers to implement new policy and practices. At the end of the project, JusticeTrans will submit an advocacy strategy, a sustainability plan, and an evaluation plan and disseminate its results on communication platforms and in academic journals.
Department for Women and Gender Equality
Expected Results:

Partnerships and collaborations are established and/or strengthened to support the LGBTQ2 movement LGBTQ2 organizations have increased knowledge and capacity to advance equality with respect to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

Ottawa, Ontario, CA K2P 0A3
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Grants and Contributions
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Not-for-profit organization or charity
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Equality for Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Program
Program Purpose:

The purpose of ESSOGIE program is to advance social, political and economic equality with respect to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Advancement towards a greater understanding of the intersection of sex and gender with other identity factors that include race, national and ethnic origin, Indigenous origin or identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic condition, place of residence and disability are encouraged under the Program.