With the goal to support and ensure the rights of those in our communities whose gender identities and gender expression do not conform to traditional social norms, we have developed this section that includes definitions, activities, and videos.



The classification of people as
male, female or intersex. Sex is
usually assigned at birth and is
based on an assessment of a
person’s reproductive system,
hormones, chromosomes and
other physical characteristics.

Gender Identity:

Each person’s internal and individual experience of gender. It is a person’s sense of being a woman, a man, both, neither, or anywhere along the gender spectrum. A person’s gender identity may be the same as or different from their birth assigned sex.

Gender Expression:

How a person publicly presents
or expresses their gender. This
can include behaviour and
outward appearance such as
dress, hair, make-up, body
language and voice. A person’s
chosen name and pronoun
are also common ways people
express their gender. Others
perceive a person’s gender
through these attributes.

Videos related to gender identity and gender expression: