Navigating a career can feel complicated or confusing. For trans and nonbinary people, there can be additional barriers in place which make the process even more complex. Join this dialogue on trans and nonbinary inclusion in the workplace to address questions, challenges and complications in the search for employment. Hear from three speakers who continue to navigate the working world and who will share practical suggestions, strategies and resources which can support trans and nonbinary students and alumni in their career development. As well as, equip employers and HR professionals with actionable steps towards building a more trans-inclusive workplace.
This discussion also brings together two recently developed resources for trans inclusion:
Your Journey: A Career Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students
Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces
About our speakers
Jade Pichette (they/them) is an inclusion, diversity, and belonging professional. They serve as the Manager of Programs at Pride at Work Canada, a national non-profit that empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Jade is one of the co-authors of Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces.
Christine Hsu (they/them, she/her) is a queer, nonbinary, genderfluid, woman of colour and is a UofT/Faculty of KPE and OISE alumni. They work in a variety of different communities wearing different hats. These hats include being a healing-centred movement coach with a body liberation approach, and an anti-racism/anti-oppression trainer and diversity and inclusion consultant at Challenge Accepted.
Beena Mistry (they/them) is a Toronto based freelance illustrator and art director who likes to play with shapes and colour. They’re currently interested in making meaningful work that promotes the wellbeing of local communities. Their clients include Google, BuzzFeed, Simon & Schuster, Reader’s Digest, and Avenue Calgary. Beena provided the illustrations that animate Your Journey: A Career Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students.
Trick Horan (she/they) is a Toronto-based researcher, writer, and multimedia artist. Currently studying at the University of Toronto, they are also Program Assistant for Q21 at the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office. Lately, their research has focused on the complexities of trans subjectivity in a new-media context. During the pandemic, Trick has primarily directed her energies towards building communities of care and practicing radical non-productivity.
This event was co-hosted by Career Exploration & Education, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO), the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), and U of T Alumni Relations. All are welcome!
Stay tuned for an event recap and video.