Community Learning Event: “Creating Welcoming Workplaces for Trans and Non-Binary People”

Gender in the workplace is not a neutral topic, especially when it comes to gender identities that are outside the binary.

While gender identity and expression are covered by human rights protections, how prepared are employers to support Trans and non-binary employees?

About this event

Trans and non-binary folks are less likely to be hired for jobs and more likely to experience harassment or wrongful dismissal in the workplace. Many qualified applicants are overlooked for positions because employers are uncomfortable or ill-equipped to provide an affirming, inclusive work environment, leaving 50% of Trans people in Ontario making less than 15,000 a year.

In this session we will define gender identity and gender expression and explore the unique challenges faced by Trans and non-binary employees in the workplace and how we can mediate these issues. We will also discuss how a gender affirming workplace benefits all stakeholders and highlight the role policy plays in creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment.

Next Session

June 6, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Interactive Live Zoom Session


Class-Size Limit
20 People

Who is this session for?

This session is for employers, managers, human resources or anyone who wants to be an awesome colleague.

What will participants gain from this session?

In this session you will learn how to:

  • define and contextualize gender identity and gender expression
  • create better practices for hiring and retaining gender diverse employees
  • support staff members undergoing gender affirming transition
  • ensure non-binary employees or volunteers aren’t mis-gendered
  • assess facilities, policies and benefits to assure agencies or businesses are inclusive

Led by anya gwynne

A first-generation settler from Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, anya gwynne is a non-binary queer educator and parent who invites opportunities for learning and connection. Over the last 15 years, they have engaged service providers, educators and communities to create welcoming spaces and affirming services for 2-SLGBTQIA+ people and began a coaching practice to support parents and families of Trans and non-binary youth. anya is grateful for the opportunity to have worked across Turtle Island with diverse and intergenerational communities, witnessing stories of resistance and change.