the first canadian transgender job fair

November 20th, 2017 | 10:30am to 4:00pm
(Transgender Day of Remembrance)

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

The First Canadian Job Fair Geared Towards People Who Identify as Trans and Gender Nonconforming

A space where trans identifying job seekers will be able to interact without fear of discrimination, with employers seeking to give equal opportunity to qualified talent.

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Why do we need this?

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Over 75% of Trans-Canadians have experienced
discrimination in their workplace.

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More than 1 in 4 Trans-Canadians have lost a job
because they are transgender.

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Over 71% of Trans-Canadians withpost-secondary education have an
average annual income of $15,000

53% of Cis-Canadians with a post-secondary education have an annual income of $40,000.

20th of November

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Is a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. Also, International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.

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“But why, I ask you, don’t we see, in those same corporate offices, the faces of people who identify as trans, or gender-nonconforming?
Why is that?”
Biko Beauttah

We are worth it - Angelica Ross