Trans ID Clinic
The Trans ID Clinic has updated hours. The clinic will run on the following days in February and March:
- Wednesday, March 9, 4-6pm
- Thursday, March 17, 4-6pm
- Tuesday, March 22, 4-6pm
All appointments must be made in advance through the registration form and will run virtually for February and March.
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 James Anderson directly – email@example.com.
This clinic is free and is operated by 2nd year University of Ottawa law students as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada program (see below).
The law students are supervised and mentored by James Anderson M.A., J.D..
Have a question about the clinic? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need financial support with the submission fee? Apply for the Care Fund to receive a $100 Visa gift card. This fund is subjected to availability.
To register for an appointment, please fill out the registration form below.
Student bio - Jacqueline
My name Jacqueline (she/her/they/them) I am a second year law student at the University of Ottawa with an academic background in communication and political theory. I decided to pursue legal education because I wanted to deepen my understanding of the law and its interaction with social and political institutions. I’m ultimately motivated to use my skillset to improve access to justice and challenge the status quo. I’m involved with the Trans ID Clinic because I believe that gender-affirming identification is one important way to counteract the systemic marginalization Trans people face. I am grateful to learn from and collaborate with the folks at Kind Space who play such an important role in Ottawa’s queer community.
Student bio - Paige
My name is Paige, and I am a second-year law student at the University of Ottawa, intending to pursue family law. I decided that family law was the path for me as those dealing with family law issues are often going through the most challenging times in their lives. I have always been eager to help others, and I want to provide support and trust to people while helping guide them through the legal system. When I heard about the opportunity to volunteer at Kind Space, I knew that this was a place I wanted to spend my time. Being able to assist and provide support to folks through Kind Space aligns with my morals and who I am as a person. I am excited to be here!
Student bio - Xue
Xue is a nonbinary student in his second 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 a one-year-old part-Siberian cat named Yue.
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/