Sept. 21 - Empowering the Trans community

September 06, 2017

 Trans _event

With the recent passage of Bill C-16, our government has finally taken a concrete step to protect the trans community from discrimination. For our friends, family members and colleagues who are trans, two-spirit or gender-diverse, this is a momentous and hard-fought victory. Sadly, like most civil rights movements, there is still a great deal of work ahead to make our society one where trans, two-spirit and gender-diverse people can live, work and flourish with dignity, respect and understanding.

We are proud to host a panel of impassioned trans, two-spirit and gender-diverse individuals who are at the forefront of this movement. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of the issues facing this community and their experiences. If you’d like to become a stronger ally, don’t miss this event!

Dinner is on us, so please register!

Empowering the Trans Community in the workplace and beyond
September 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa
Register on Eventbrite


Alyssa Gonzalez
Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Ottawa

Dan Irving
Associate Professor in the Sexuality Studies Minor program and the Human Rights and Social Justice program at Carleton Univeristy

RJ Jones
Peer Support Mentor at The Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Serena Rivard
Advocate and activist for trans healthcare and trans representation in the arts


Benny Michaud
Indigenous Liaison Officer at Carleton University

The Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the NCR region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada are proud to present this event as part of their Reignite Learning Series. As labour unions, we advocate for safe and welcoming workplaces that enable everyone to flourish. You can find out more about the Reignite Learning Series and our previous events here.