The Transgender Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support trans 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 2021-22 academic year, the Fund will be disbursed in one application round. There are $78,201 remaining in the fund.
The Transgender 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. Applications by YUFA members behalf of Trans dependants may also be considered.
The application (form-fillable pdf) is available here. The application form includes instructions on how to complete and submit the application.
A basic pdf version of the application is available here.
A word document (.docx) of the application is contained in the YUFA-M message announcing that the fund is open.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2022.
For more information about the Transgender Fund, please email [email protected].