On May 24, 2018, a Saskatchewan judge found that sections 31 and 65 of the Vital Statistics Act 2009 violated section 12 of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. As such, the court ordered the government to remove the requirement for gender designations to be present on birth certificates; the age restriction was also ordered to be lifted. The court has given the government 45 days to comply with the order. Saskatchewan’s ‘Gender Marker’ section has been updated to reflect the ruling and the process as it presently stands; we will be watching closely for published changes in the process.
The Ontario ‘Gender Marker’ portion of the site has been updated to reflect new changes regarding the issuance of birth certificates in Ontario. It was announced today that the first non-binary birth certificate (designation as ‘x’) had been issued. There is also the option now to not have a gender/sex designation displayed on an applicant’s birth certificate.
Welcome to the new JusticeTrans website! We hope that the new site is easier to navigate, fully up-to-date and informative, and aesthetically pleasing.
The Android and iOS mobile apps are still being developed; we hope to launch them later this spring.
If you are interested in volunteering for JusticeTrans, please see the Volunteer page in the About section.
The continuation of this project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Law Foundation of Ontario.
JusticeTrans’ mission is to increase access to justice for the transgender community across Canada.
JusticeTrans is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2015. Its mission is to increase access to justice for the transgender community across Canada.
JusticeTrans’ vision is to be the most up-to-date website offering legal information about transgender rights across Canada. JusticeTrans will help foster an environment where transgender Canadians are increasingly aware of their legal rights in the face of an ever-changing legal landscape.