The Queer Justice Project
Law has often been used as a tool of oppression. The Queer Justice Project aims shift the balance and build capacity in the queer community. Resilience and strength is built through an intersectional, anti-colonial and anti-ableist approach to justice and legal education.
Find out more in About us.
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.
Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is any form of violence that takes place within a romantic or sexual relationship.
Many queer-based refugee claimants in Canada are unsuccessful. This is largely due to claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity being misunderstood by immigration and refugee decision makers; the good news is that many of these are successful at the appeal stage.
Changing identification documents
Queer and trans people often face the burden of having the change their legal identification information to accurately reflect their identity.
Discrimination & Human Rights
Discrimination is the unequal or prejudicial treatment of a person based on negative views of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.
Trouble with the police
The queer community has been over-policed while engaging in cruising, sex work, or even merely demonstrating affection towards a partner.
Two Spirit people are Indigenous people from Turtle Island who embody a third or mixed gender identity that may include sexual diversity.