Trans Inclusion in Practice

Putting Trans Inclusion into Practice During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to radically alter our everyday lives, but its impact is far from equal across all communities. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 can be seen and felt within many communities already struggling due to various forms of systemic oppression, such as racism, colonialism, sexism, homophobia and, indeed, transphobia.

Prior to COVID-19, trans communities already faced serious issues related to poverty, violence, homelessness, and mental health problems due to systemic transphobia. The COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced existing social, economic, and health inequities within trans communities, such as increased financial precarity, increased isolation, and decreased access to essential health services.

COVID-19 has served as a stark reminder of the inequities in our society, and within our community, and in the health, and social services sector. These issues are not new, and indeed, have plagued our society and our services for a long time. If anything, COVID-19 has cast a harsh light on our collective failure to deliver services that are truly inclusive to everyone.

Putting Trans Inclusion into Practice During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to radically alter our everyday lives, but its impact is far from equal across all communities. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 can be seen and felt within many communities already struggling due to various forms of systemic oppression, such as racism, colonialism, sexism, homophobia and, indeed, transphobia.

The message could not be more clear: we need to act on inclusion both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We know that organizations need support and practical resources to act on trans inclusion, and embed trans inclusive policies, procedures, and practices within every aspect of their work. That’s why we’ve co-created a series of resources, in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association, front-line service providers and, most importantly, members of the trans and gender diverse community, to help you put trans inclusion into practice.

Prior to COVID-19, trans communities already faced serious issues related to poverty, violence, homelessness, and mental health problems due to systemic transphobia. The COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced existing social, economic, and health inequities within trans communities, such as increased financial precarity, increased isolation, and decreased access to essential health services.

COVID-19 has served as a stark reminder of the inequities in our society, and within our community, and in the health, and social services sector. These issues are not new, and indeed, have plagued our society and our services for a long time. If anything, COVID-19 has cast a harsh light on our collective failure to deliver services that are truly inclusive to everyone.

The message could not be more clear: we need to act on inclusion both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We know that organizations need support and practical resources to act on trans inclusion, and embed trans inclusive policies, procedures, and practices within every aspect of their work. That’s why we’ve co-created a series of resources, in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association, front-line service providers and, most importantly, members of the trans and gender diverse community, to help you put trans inclusion into practice.

Download the tipsheets, social media content, and the visual kit.

Thank you to Niko Stratis, Noah Reinoso, Alex Vincent, Brandon Mott and Kathryn Leblanc, for sharing their time and expertise to create these resources with us. For more information about Wisdom2Action’s 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion services, visit: https://www.wisdom2action.org/services/lgbt/