Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada releases resource on inclusion of transgender members

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) is the leading organization for girls and women in Canada. With a long history of inclusivity GGC recognizes and values the richness of diversity in its many forms. Affirming that all persons who live their lives as female are welcome to join the organization, GGC is proud to announce the release of their Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender Members. This resource will assist volunteer Unit Guiders in welcoming girls who identify as transgender and in working alongside transgender adult members and parents.________________________________Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. This commitment to inclusion means GGC’s culture, programming, and practices encourage self-awareness and awareness of others; room for difference; and environments where girls and women feel safe, respected, supported, and inspired to reach their potential.Guiding provides a safe environment that invites girls and young women to challenge themselves, to find their voice, meet new friends, have fun and make a difference in the world. With more than 90,000 members across Canada, Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) has over 105 years of history and a strong and growing future. Join Us.A photo accompanying this release is available at: more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Karen Cole
Manager, Marketing & Strategic Alliances
Girl Guides of Canada, National Office
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