True ID Initiative

Because your True ID is cause for pride.

Gowling WLG values the "something different" that everyone brings to the table, and believes that all people deserve to be legally recognized as their whole and true selves.

That's why we've partnered with the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) to make the gender marker and name change process more human, accessible and affordable for transgender and gender diverse individuals across Canada.

Since 2018, we've supported several members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community who wish to have their name change forms, gender designation forms and related affidavits commissioned or notarized by a legal professional - all on a pro bono basis.

Learn more

Explore our Frequently Ask Questions below to learn more about how True ID works. For detailed information about your province's specific requirements, including relevant designation forms, we invite you to consult our Gender Marker Guide on the CCGSD's website.

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Whether you're looking to get started, or would simply like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.

Frequently asked questions

This initiative is currently offered in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

** NOTE: Gowling WLG will not be providing any comprehensive legal advice or services as part of this initiative. If you require legal advice or services, please contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction.

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Initiative expanded

We're proud to announce that our gender marker and name change initiative is expanding to all Canadian provinces in which the firm has an office.

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