Trans Health Fund deadline is April 3

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The Trans Health Fund is a new entitlement for YUFA members to support transgender health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and appears as Article 26.11 in the 2015-18 Collective Agreement. Worth a total of $30,000, the Fund was originally a joint-fund between YUFA and the Employer, but will now be administered solely by YUFA’s Trans Health Fund Committee.

The Fund first became available on May 1, 2016. For the 2016-17 academic year, the Fund will be disbursed by the end of April 2017. On May 1 of each subsequent year, an additional $30,000 will be added to the Fund, and any remaining funds from the previous year will be carried forward.

The Trans Health Fund Committee understands “trans” to be a broad and inclusive term, which includes genderqueer, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, and Two-Spirit, among others. All trans members of YUFA are eligible to apply.

The Trans Health Fund application is available here (PDF) and here (Word).

The deadline to apply for the 2016-17 academic year is April 3, 2017.

For more information about the Trans Health Fund, please email yufa@yorku.ca.