Trans Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is a trans positive centre! We take a harm-reductive approach that respects the right of individuals to make the decisions that are best for them. We advocate for equal access for all trans people to healthcare, housing, employment and community. It’s a message that we work to convey to both government and society at large.

Some of the resources that we have available for trans people include binders, a needle exchange, non-judgmental peer support, information and referrals.

Trans people often face serious barriers to accessing healthcare. We need allies in the healthcare sector! The Centre offers is happy to share information and conduct workshops for healthcare workers. Contact psa[at]genderadvocacy.org or 514-848-2424 x7431 for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Use of preferred name at Concordia

Trans students at Concordia can request to have their name of common usage replace their legal name on student I.D., letters from the registrar, roll calls, student lists, exam lists, moodle website and student record. Upon request, the gender marker will also be removed thus avoiding gendered greetings. The process to change this information is quick and painless! Click here for details!

Gender-neutral bathrooms

Click here to view the list of Concordia’s gender-neutral bathrooms. Click here for a list of some gender-neutral bathrooms elsewhere in Montreal.

A Map of Trans Exclusion in Quebec

A map of places where service has been refused to trans people.

That Transsexual Guy

Check out Peer Support Volunteer, Oliver Leon’s column That Transsexual Guy.