Time for education, bargaining, and action!


  • Educate yourself and your members about trans issues to help make your workplace safer and trans-inclusive. Invite a trans activist to speak to your local. Ask for union education courses and human rights presentations in your region.

  • Read our fact sheets on Pronouns and Allies on Gender Diversity, and share them with other members and your employer.

  • Look out for our report on LGBTQ2+ seniors and workers, due out in January. We identified gaps in public services and ways that employers, governments, unions and other institutions can build safer spaces for trans seniors and workers.


Take action

  • Participate in November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance events in your community.

  • Educate yourself about ongoing issues faced by the trans community in Canada, including the calls for justice for Coco, a Black trans woman who died in police custody.

  • Write your MP to demand they support Bill C6 which would ban conversion practices. For more information, see this report that CUPE endorsed and No Conversion Canada for more actions.

  • Challenge transphobic comments and behaviour as well as racism, misogyny, class oppression and other forms of violence towards trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary people.