Each year on March 31, the world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) launched Moving Beyond the Binary in 2022: a Guide on How to Make Your Organization Meaningfully Inclusive of Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Diverse People.
The Moving Beyond the Binary guide is a plain language resource intended for any employer, service provider, or other organization that wants to understand what the inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Human Rights Act means and how to build spaces that welcome everyone. It includes a free Gender Diversity Inclusion Policy template that any organization can download and tailor to its own needs, three animated videos about the importance of inclusion, and a series of portraits of gender diverse community members from across Nova Scotia.
You can view all of the Moving Beyond the Binary materials here.
You may also wish to take advantage of other free training resources available from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission here.