Trans ID Clinic

Project Summary

PBSC’s Trans ID Clinic is run in partnership with the Skipping Stone Foundation and supervising lawyers from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Skipping Stone is a Calgary-based not-for-profit whose mission is to support and empower trans and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta. The Trans ID Clinic provides free legal information, form-filling services, and referrals in a learning space that strives to be trans-positive, non-judgemental, anti-oppressive, and inclusive. Students on this project will assist members of the trans community with applications to change names and gender markers on government-issued identification.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 4 students
– Note: Priority for volunteer positions will be given to students who are members of the LGBTQ2+ community who demonstrate ongoing and meaningful allyship with the transgender community.

Area of Law

– Human Rights Law
– Constitutional Law

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Client interviewing skills

Project Type

Direct Client Assistance

Project Timeline

Clinics will be run on a monthly basis at the Calgary Central Library in the evenings on Thursdays. Students will be required to attend one clinic per month.

Project-specific training sessions: September
End of clinics: March