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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Image: Trans person being erased. Text on image: Don't erase my identity.

​​​International Trans Day of Remembrance - November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance poster. Visual: a trans person being erased. Text: Don't erase my identity. #TDOR #WontBeErased Transgender Day of Remembrance poster. Visual: a trans person being erased. Text: Don't erase my identity. #TDOR #WontBeErased

PDF posters: Version 1 | Version 2

Each year, ETFO recognizes the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is a day to remember transgender people, gender non-conforming individuals and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate. Read our press release for November 2020.


  • 5 Active Trans Allyship Tips: Here are five actions that you can use to show Allyship to Transgender students, staff and community members year round.PDF | Word
  • Ten Ways Educators Can Resist Transgender Erasure: Find out what you can do as an educator to resist transgender erasure and support staff and students in your workplace. PDF | Word
  • Ten Ways to be an Ally: To find out what you can do to be a trans ally and support students and staff in your school or workplacePDF | Word
  • Every Member of Our Group has the Right: One strategy to create an all gender friendly classroom is to post the Every Member Of Our Group Has The Right document (PDF | Word ). It is important to introduce and discuss the contents in this document with your
  • Keeping 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Safe in a Virtual World: PDF Word

ETFO Transgender Policy

At the 2015 Annual Meeting ETFO members passed the Transgender Policy resolution. This policy is now part of the ETFO reference book. Read the policy here: PDF | Word.

Embrace trans policies 

Read our press release from November 2016.

Find out What ETFO has done to implement the Transgender Policy

  • Implementation of Transgender Policy – 2016 Annual Meeting Report: PDF | Word
  • 2017 Report to the Annual Meeting: PDF | Word
  • Implementation of ETFO's new Transgender Policy – EWS Report to the 2016 Annual Meeting: PDF |Word
  • Report to the 2017 Annual Meeting on ETFO's Equity and Women's Services Programs: PDF | Word

ETFO's journey to implement and embrace its transgender policy, Perspective Magazine, Canadian Teachers' Federation, Issue No. 23, February 2017.