Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20th marks Trans Day of Remembrance, in honour of the trans people who have lost their lives to transphobia, and those who continue to endure violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces.

Trans, gender diverse and non-binary people continue to face disproportionate rates of violence and discrimination. According to the most recent Public Service Employee Survey (PSES 2017), gender diverse persons are three times more likely to have experienced discrimination at work in the last two years (23%).

Gender diverse public service workers are also much more likely to have experienced harassment in the workplace (35% compared to an average of 18%). They report lower levels of satisfaction at work and not surprisingly, they feel less valued and less respected.

The Joint Learning Program is committed to promoting respectful and healthy workplaces, exempt of transphobia and all forms of discrimination and harassment.