The Trans Programme at The 519 Community Centre has been offering training and policy development to the shelter system resulting in significant progress in safe shelter for trans women (male to female) since 2001. This project undertakes an innovative inquiry into the shelter needs of members of the homeless Female-to-Male (FTM) trans community in Toronto. Through interviews with homeless FTM’s and shelter staff, and partnerships with key stakeholders from relevant sectors, this innovative inquiry will focus a lens on the unique barriers that FTMs experience and engage key stakeholders in development of a cross-sector response to this considerable gap.
Invisible Men FTMs and Homelessness in Toronto
Principal Organizations: The 519 Church Street Community Centre (Trans Shelter Access Project)
Partner Organizations: York University – Department of Political Science ,Turning Point Youth Services ,Ryerson University – School of Social Work ,Native Men’s Residence ,Fred Victor Centre ,Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter ,City of Toronto ,2-Spirited People of the First Nations
Principal Investigator(s): Kyle Scanlon