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The 2016 Census is coming

Canada’s next census will be conducted in May 2016.

Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper.

Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care, schooling, family services, housing, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Every person, young and old, must be included in the 2016 Census.

For more information about the 2016 Census, visit Statistics Canada.

FST marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance – a memorial in which we remember lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence.  Trans lives and particularly the lives of trans women of colour and sex workers are disproportionately at risk due to transphobic and transmisogynist violence.

Family Service Toronto and our David Kelley LGBTQ & HIV/Aids Counselling Services join in solidarity with our clients, staff, community colleagues, family and friends, to reflect on the successes, strength and courage of trans communities and mark the day to renew our continued commitment to combat systemic transphobia and transmisogyny.

Further references:
History of Transgender Day of Remembrance and an image gallery of remembrance events held around the world
Further reading on violence against trans women
Community memorial at the 519 Church Street Community Centre (Nov. 20, 7 p.m.)

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