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 currently appears as Article 26.11 in the 2018-21 Collective Agreement. In the last round of bargaining, the Fund was increased from $30,000 to $40,000 per annum. Any remaining funds from one year will be carried forward to the next.
For the 2018-19 academic year, the Fund will be disbursed by the end of April 2019. There are no remaining funds from the 2017-18 year, so the value of the 2018-19 fund is $40,000.
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 application form includes instructions on how to complete and submit the application.
The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 academic year is April 22, 2019.
For more information about the Trans Health Fund, please email [email protected].