Trans ID Clinic
The Trans ID Clinic will start again in November. Registration for appointments open Monday, October 17th.
All appointments must be made in advance through the registration form and will run virtually, with some exceptions, from November 2022 to March 2023.
The clinic can provide you with legal information about the process. If you are at a point with your documentation that you only require notary services, please contact one of our lawyer supervisors James Anderson (email@example.com) or Geneviève Colverson (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly. The signing of legal documents will be done in person.
This clinic is free and is operated by 2nd and 3rd year University of Ottawa law students as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada program (see below).
Have a question about the clinic? email email@example.com.
To register for an appointment, please fill out the registration form below.
Financial Support sponsored by Alterna Savings
This year the Trans ID Clinic is proudly sponsored by Alterna Savings. Those in need of financial support with fees associated with name and/or gender marker changes on government documentation can inquire with one of the students or supervising lawyers.
Student bio - Jacqueline
Jacqueline is a third-year law student at the University of Ottawa. They are interested in using their legal education to support social movements and advance social justice. She is particularly passionate about workers’ rights, 2SLGBTQ+ issues, and disability justice. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys cheering for the Leafs and learning how to crochet.
Student bio - Sarah
Sarah is a second-year English Common Law student at the University of Ottawa. She completed her undergrad in English and French and has spent a significant amount studying and working in Europe. Sarah volunteered with Planned Parenthood Newfoundland and Labrador before attending law school, where she interacted with clients of varying backgrounds, including 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.
She would like to use her legal education to advocate for greater access to justice and educate marginalized groups of their rights. Sarah understands the importance of gender-affirming processes for trans folks and is grateful to have opportunity to contribute to work being done at Kind Space.
Student bio - Xue
Xue is a nonbinary student in his third year of the uOttawa English Common Law program. Prior to entering law school, he was involved in campus community-building and advocacy work with 2SLGBTQ+ university services. He aspires to use his legal education and accompanying institutional access to support Ottawa community members, especially other racialized and disabled 2SLGBTQ+ people. Outside of his studies, he is a sometimes-illustrator, graphic designer, and superhero comics enthusiast. He is also the devoted mother and cheerleader of two cats.
Other Trans ID Clinics in Canada
The Trans ID Clinic at Kind Space is open to individuals in Ottawa and the Ottawa region, and Lanark County.
We’ve compiled a list of all the other known clinics in Canada that you can reach out to if you are in that area.
- Toronto – The 519 Virtual Trans ID Clinic: https://www.the519.org/programs/virtual-trans-id-clinic
- Hamilton – Hamilton Community Legal Clinic: Queer Justice Project Trans ID Clinic: https://hamiltonjustice.ca/en/community-justice/queer-justice/
- Windsor – Trans Wellness Ontario: https://www.transwellness.ca/id-clinic
- New Brunswick – UNB Trans ID Clinic: https://unbtransidclinic.wixsite.com/home
- Montreal – ASTT(e)Q offers a range of support services for trans people but isn’t necessarily an ID clinic: http://www.astteq.org/index.html
- Vancouver resource: – http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/care-support/transitioning/id-name-change
- UVic Gender Empowerment Centre Trans ID Clinic: https://genderempowermentcentre.ca/tag/trans-id-clinic/