Kingston Regional Office – Trans Rights and Inclusion at a Critical Moment (In Person -Feb 2, 2024)

Friday February 2, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM

In Person

Trans Rights & Inclusion at a Critical Moment:
Deepening our Understanding of Gender and Sexuality and Combatting the Rise of Organized Transphobia

This one-day pilot course aims to help members understand the rise of organized transphobia which has grown rapidly in recent years spurred on by the emboldening of the far right and as part of a larger “Conservative Countermovement” against social progress. The course will provide an introductory understanding around sexual and gender diversity, gender identities, gender expression and sexuality. Through looking at media representation, histories of colonization and a recognition of the diverse experiences of queerness, this course will provide practical strategies on how members can advance Trans and 2SGLBTQIA+ inclusion in our workplaces, unions and communities​. Lastly, this course will help members understand how combatting 2SGLBTQIA+ hate is essential to building a progressive workers movements that can win liberation for all.

This course is open to all members in good standing in the Sudbury Regional Office service area.

This in-person course will be delivered on:
Friday February 2, 2024 9am – 5pm

Upon successful completion of the course, members will be reimbursed as per approved PSAC policy. The course must be completed in its entirety before the per diem is issued.

Loss of Salary: Eligible loss of salary reimbursement will be paid to members attending the Trans Rights & Inclusion at a Critical Moment course during hours in which they were scheduled to work. Any eligible loss of salary will be reimbursed upon confirmation of full attendance and completion of the course and in accordance with the applicable PSAC policy.

The following policies are in effect at all PSAC Events:

This event is covered by the PSAC Statement on Harassment. Please familiarize yourself further with this policy at:

The PSAC is committed to ensuring that the accessibility requirements of our members are respected. Please indicate your needs and provide any necessary explanation that will assist us in meeting them.

The PSAC Family Care Policy will be in effect for the event. Please note that on-site childcare will not be available. For additional details, please see the PSAC Family Care Policy.

All members in good standing in the Kingston Regional Office service area are welcome to register.

The course will be limited to 20 participants. Approvals will be given on a “first come, first served” basis, so please register early to secure your spot.

For more information, please contact:

Registration Deadline: January 10, 2024

Please do not enter work email addresses.
Please do not enter work telephone numbers.


The PSAC is committed to ensuring that PSAC Education Programs are accessible to ALL members. The information requested in this section will help us assess our success in reaching members who belong to groups identified in the PSAC Human Rights Policy.


The PSAC Accommodation Policy strives to ensure that union activities are barrier-free for participants with different abilities. Upon acceptance to the School, registrants may be required to further specify their accommodation requests to facilitate their participation in the course.


The PSAC Family Care Policy will be in effect. Please note that on-site childcare will not be available. For additional details, please see the PSAC Family Care Policy. If you require family care and have any questions, please contact the PSAC Kingston Regional Office by phone: 343-344-4062 or by email: PSAC Family Care Policy:


All PSAC events are harassment free. We can neither condone nor tolerate behavior which undermines the full and equal participation of all participants in all union activities. Harassment Free Policy


Please Submit your completed application to the Kingston Regional Office by: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Contact Person: Susannah Johnny Kingston Regional Office Attention :
Applicant: With this registration, I agree to attend and participate in all course sessions. I have read the PSAC policy documents on human rights and harassment, and I understand my responsibilities in accordance with them. By submitting the registration form, you are indicating your agreement.