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20 September 2023

Statement on planned demonstrations

Today, there are planned demonstrations across the country, including here in Toronto. Historically, some similar demonstrations have unfortunately encouraged inflammatory, transphobic, and prejudiced actions targeting members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

We want to make it abundantly clear that WoodGreen Community Services fully stands with our trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary staff, volunteers, clients, and community members. We are committed to upholding human rights and the freedom of gender expression for everyone.

We understand that these planned demonstrations are distressing. Our staff are encouraged to reach out to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) if they require support. Additionally, if you know of someone in the community who needs support, WoodGreen is offering free walk-in counselling sessions this evening. You can call (416) 645-6000 ext.1990 starting at 4 p.m. to make an appointment.

Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity are core values at WoodGreen Community Services. As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, our organization works hard every day to create inclusive spaces where everyone can feel welcome and safe. To learn more, please read our equity statement.


Anne Babcock

President & CEO

WoodGreen Community Services