Get Involved

We encourage all those who self-identify as trans, those who are trans-allies, professionals, significant others, family members, and friends, to join TAS and help build a broad-based organization that is representative of the diversity of transgender communities.

Join TAS.

  • Click here for a membership form.
  • Annual dues are on a sliding scale of $1-$30.
  • You don't have to be trans to become a member of TAS: allies are also welcome.

Join a TAS Working Group.

  • Membership in TAS is encouraged but not required.
  • Advocacy Working Group
  • Education Working Group
  • Peer Support Working Group

Subscribe to one or more of the TAS listservs.

  • TAS hosts two email lists: TAS-Discussion and TAS-News.
  • You don't have to be a member of TAS to participate in these lists.

Contribute to TranScribes.

  • We welcome writing, photos, and art for our yearly newsletter.
  • Email your submission to communications@transalliancesociety.org or mail it to Trans Alliance, c/o 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC  V6E 1Z6.

Get involved with a TAS project, or start a new one.

Help financially support TAS.

  • TAS is a registered not-for-profit organization that is 100% volunteer-run.
  • Donations are much appreciated. Cheques should be made out to Trans Alliance Society and mailed to Trans Alliance, c/o 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC  V6E 1Z6.
  • Interested in organizing a fundraising event? Get in touch with TAS to talk about it.

Get involved with the Steering Committee.

  • Members who self-identify as trans can run for the elected positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair at a TAS' AGM.
  • If you're interested in being part of the Steering Committee as a group representative, contact TAS.
Trans Alliance Society's
working definition
of "Trans"

Trans refers to anyone who has a gender identity; may it be the medical or psychological model, that is different than their birth sex, and/or expresses their gender in ways that contravene societal expectations of the range of possibilities for men and women.

This may include people who self-identify as transgendered, intersex, Two Spirit, crossdressers, transsexuals, bi-gendered, pan-gendered, genderqueer, androgynous, third gender, female and male impersonators, and drag kings/queens, as well as people whose perceived gender or anatomic sex may conflict with their gender expression (such as masculine-appearing women and feminine-appearing men).

For more information on how TAS works, please check out our Constitution & Bylaws.


TAS has Three Types of Membership

An Individual-Trans Member is a self-identified trans person. An Individual-Trans Member shall have full voting rights and be encouraged to fully participate in all aspects of TAS, including being eligible to hold a position as an elected Director/Officer.

An Individual-Ally Member is an individual who does not self-identify as trans. They shall have full voting rights and be encouraged to fully participate in all aspects of TAS. Individual-Ally Members are eligible to be a Director on the Steering Committee, if appointed as a representativeof an Group Member.

A Group Member is a not-for-profit group or organization that has as part of its mandate a key component that addresses trans interests. By special invitation from the Steering Committee, a Group Member may be asked to appoint one person to represent the organization's interests as an appointed Director on the Steering Committee. This representative shall have full voting rights and be encouraged to fully participate in all aspects of TAS.