Gender Identity in Children and Youth

The Canadian Psychological Association supports all children and youth in exploring and expressing their gender identity – including through the use of names and pronouns that affirm their gender and having access to supportive families, schools, and communities dedicated to helping each child develop their most authentic self.

The Canadian Psychological Association opposes stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination based on gender identity or expression in exercising all basic human rights.

Policy & Position Statements