Additional resources developed by The 519’s Education and Training team as well as research hubs, reports, and articles that are worth checking out—for better reporting and for background info.

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Resources for Better Reporting

While we’ve curated this list and will do our best to keep it current, The 519 isn’t responsible for the specific studies or information shared on external websites.


Trans and Non-Binary

Creating Authentic Spaces

A gender identity and gender expression toolkit created by The 519 to support the implementation of institutional and social change. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

Trans and Non-Binary

A statistical portrait of Canada's diverse LGBTQ2+ communities

The latest Statistics Canada data includes helpful contextual information and data points to use in stories.

Trans and Non-Binary

Egale Canada

Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. Their site contains research, education, awareness, and advocacy resources.

Health and Health Care

LGBTQ2S Inclusion Playbook

Best practices for health care environments. A long-time collaboration between The 519 and a collection of primary and community health care providers in East Toronto.

Health and Health Care

Health and Well-Being Among Trans and Non-Binary People

The first national all-ages data on health and well-being among trans and non-binary people in Canada. Data from the 2019 Trans PULSE Canada survey.

Health and Health Care

Trans PULSE COVID-19 Dashboard

An easy, interactive tool to explore key findings from the Trans PULSE Canada COVID Cohort to access the impacts of the pandemic on trans and non-binary people in Canada.

Crime, Violence, and the Law

Trauma Informed Reporting

An insightful guide written by journalist Alice Wilder that covers responsible interviewing techniques and more.

Crime, Violence, and the Law

Doubly Victimized: Reporting on Transgender Victims of Crime

Thorough guidelines to ensure that trans victims of violent crimes are treated respectfully and fairly.

Crime, Violence, and the Law

Missing and Missed Reports, Volumes 1-4

Justice Gloria Epstein’s review and recommendations evaluating how the Toronto Police Service conducts missing person investigations, particularly in relation to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

2 Spirit

Two-Spirit Community Page from LGBTQ2S+ health

Further reading about the origins of the term “2 Spirit” that was proposed by Elder Myra Laramee in 1990.

2 Spirit

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations (2-Spirits) is a non-profit social service organization whose membership consists of First Nations, Metís and Inuit 2-Spirit People.

2 Spirit

ODE: Remembered Voices

ODE is a Two-Spirit LGBTQ+ Indigenous group for youth from 16-25 years old within the Greater Toronto Area.

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