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 2020-21 academic year, the Fund will be disbursed in two rounds of applications (one in Fall 2020, the second one in Spring 2021). There are $57,544 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 dependents may also be considered.
The application form can be accessed by clicking this link. The application form includes instructions on how to complete and submit the application.
The deadline to apply for the Spring round is April 26, 2021.
For more information about the Transgender Fund, please email [email protected].