Today, we remember the lives of transgender people that have been lost to hate and anti-trans violence. To honour their memories, we must commit to supporting the trans community and actively fighting transphobia when we witness it.
Globally and across Canada, in our communities and in the workplace, transgender people are more likely to face bigotry, discrimination and abuse. Transgender Canadians also report poor mental health at a higher rate than cisgender Canadians.
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) stands firmly alongside our members – and all people – who belong to the trans community, and we commit to actively supporting their right to work in an environment free of harassment and prejudice.
We know we can do more. And we are. As part of our larger equity, diversity and inclusion education program, CAPE is committed to working with members of the trans community to develop effective resources that promote positive understanding and respect of trans people – in the workplace and in our communities.
We also encourage all our members to consult the Canadian Labour Congress’s Transition Guide to learn more about transitioning in the workplace and how everyone can help to ensure that trans workers are supported and accommodated.
Workers in Transition Guide – Canadian Labour Congress
Guide for Two-Spirit, Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender-Diverse Employees in the Federal Public Service – Public Service Pride Network
Inclusive Writing Guide – CAPE