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The Trans Health Fund is a relatively 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. The fund has a value of $30,000 per annum, and any remaining funds from one year will be carried forward to the next.
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Fund will be disbursed by the end of April 2018. There are no remaining funds from the 2016-17 year, so the value of the 2017-18 fund is $30,000.
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 2017-18 academic year is April 16, 2018.
Due to the ongoing CUPE 3903 strike and the inability to predict when it will end, applications should be submitted in person to YUFA's strike office, 1315 Finch Avenue West, Suite 400 (TTC: Finch West), or by email to [email protected] (please review labelling instructions on the application form).
For more information about the Trans Health Fund, please email [email protected].