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It’s Time to Enshrine the Rights and Protections of Transgender Canadians

Diversity, inclusion, acceptance and understanding are core Canadian values.  We believe that they define who we are, and we are very proud that they do.  And yet, in what we all hold to be a remarkably open and inclusive society, transgender people face an extreme level of exclusion, discrimination, prejudice and violence. The third amendment […]


Senator Grant Mitchell
Senator Grant Mitchell represents Alberta in the Senate of Canada.

Transgender Inclusion in Sport

In mid-November, I participated in a literary event in Toronto hosted by Carol Off, a well-known CBC personality and the co-host of As It Happens, a nightly radio program. She was interviewing three authors of historical fiction. An audience member asked the question, “A hundred years from now, when future authors are writing historical fiction […]


Rachel Corbett
Rachel Corbett is the co-founder of the Sport Law & Strategy Group (formerly the Centre for Sport and Law) and is also a Lecturer in Sport Management at Brock University in Niagara. She is a part-time Doping Control Officer under Canada’s anti-doping program and is a member of the Governance Committee of U Sport (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport).

Equality Rights for Transgender Individuals in Canada

Introduction The most recent personal attributes added to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in Canadian human rights are “gender identity” and “gender expression.”  This is generally viewed as facilitating gender diversity and, in particular, establishing legal rights and protections for transgender persons, who are also described as gender non-conforming. Alberta is the latest […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith is a student at the University of Calgary

Supporting Transgender People in the Workplace

The Alberta Human Rights Act (Act), RSA 2000, c. A-25.5, protects people from discrimination in employment based on gender identity and gender expression under section 7 of the AHR Act: 7 (1) No employer shall (a) refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ any person, or (b) discriminate against any person with regard […]


Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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