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Below are several links to related reports, position papers and other online resources.
Synthia Kavanagh Human Rights Complaint
The Correctional Service of Canada's current policy: www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/plcy/cdshtm/800-cde_e.shtml#13
National Post Article: CSC Loses Appeal in Transsexual Human Rights Case
Transsexuals in Canadian prisons: An Equality Analysis
This paper is written for two audiences: a panel on transsexuals in prison for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender lawyers at the Lavender Law 1999 conference in Seattle Wa in October 1999, and a panel on transgendered people and the law at the Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in November 1999. barbara findlay was the lawyer for Synthia Kavanagh with respect to her individual complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. This paper has details of the case, but was written before the CHRC case was finished.Full Paper: www.barbarafindlay.com/articles/45.pdf
HIV/AIDS In The Male-To-Female Transsexual And Transgendered Prison Population: A Comprehensive Strategy
A Brief From The Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
The Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) is a community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, activists and individuals working together to provide advocacy, education and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS and related issues. Since 1993, PASAN has worked with over 200 HIV positive prisoners from across Canada. Approximately 10% of PASAN's HIV positive clients identify as transsexual or transgendered (TS/TG). This experience has led us to document many specific barriers faced by TS/TG prisoners living with HIV/AIDS in accessing proper HIV/AIDS care and other support services. This brief has been produced in an attempt to identify these specific and significant issues, and recommend solutions.Full Brief: pasan.org
Trans People in the Criminal Justice System
A Guide For Criminal Justice Personnel
Joshua Mira Goldberg
for the Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee, the Justice Institute of BC, and the Trans Alliance Society
The purpose of this information package is to provide criminal justice personnel and those who work with them in policing, court services, and corrections with the information necessary to respond appropriately to trans individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system.Complete Guide & 2004 Update: www.transalliancesociety.org/education/publications.html
Trans Health Project
A position paper and resolution adopted by the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)
2003 Executive Summary: Background & Rationale
The Trans Health Project is sponsored by a workgroup of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA): The Public Health Alliance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Two-Spirit, Queer and Questioning Equity. In June 2000, the OPHA workgroup wrote a position paper: Improving the access to and quality of public health services for lesbians and gay men. This paper identified a need to investigate the specific needs, unique barriers and existing gaps in service for transpeople in Ontario, in terms of access and equity around health care. A call for researchers went out in August 2002 and two investigators from the trans community were subsequently hired in October 2002 for the 14-month Trans Health Project.
It is evident that issues of diversely situated transpeople and their communities are complex. Despite the increasing visibility of transpeople and their health concerns in research literature, there is a gap in transpositive care for transpeople. This paper is a call for action for the Ontario Public Health Association to disseminate this paper and advocate on behalf of trans communities for the education of health providers and communities, more inviting services and multi-level action across sectors which will support the health and well-being of transpeople.Full Paper: www.opha.on.ca/advocacy/list.html#2003