Support Canada’s Transgender Community

Reports suggest that around one in 200 Canadians identify as transgender. The trans community is incredibly diverse and while we have seen increased visibility of trans people there is still a long way to go. The community faces stigma, severe discrimination, and systemic inequality.

GoFundMe has created a safe and inclusive space for people to support the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about how you can support Canada’s transgender community.

Statistics about Transgender People

  • According to the 2018 Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces (SSPPS), an estimated 1 million people in Canada are sexual minorities—that is, they reported their sexual orientation as gay, lesbian, bisexual or a sexual orientation that is not heterosexual
  • Approximately 75,000 Canadians aged 15 and over indicated on the above survey that they are transgender
  • Transgender Canadians are more likely to have experienced violence than cisgender Canadians and more likely to report mental health as poor or fair than cisgender people
  • The Ontario-wide Trans pulse project suggests that transgender individuals are a medically underserved population and experience inequalities in health care access
  • The costs of transitioning can be a six-figure bill. Male to female and female to male surgeries can cost upwards of $25,000, and this doesn’t include other costly procedures like facial feminization, breast augmentation and double mastectomy or hysterectomy

The cost of not transitioning can lead to severe psychological distress.

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