HR, the LGBTQ+ director, and EOO post new information about supporting transitioning employees

Western is committed to fostering a workplace culture that is welcoming to and inclusive of employees of diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences. This includes transgender employees. Guidance to Support Employees Transitioning in the Workplace articulates Western’s expectations for supporting employees who undertake a gender transition while employed by the university. It is intended to serve as a resource for transitioning employees, as well as their supervisors, coworkers, and relevant leadership. By following the relevant policies and guidance set out in this document, supervisors and leadership can help ensure a safe, welcoming, productive and discrimination-free work environment for all Western faculty and staff. 

HR, Western's LGBTQ+ director, and EOO have posted a new online guide to help both employees and their supervisors through this process; it is available at​ or by clicking here.