TD Bank Quietly Donated $500,000 To ‘Gender Affirming’ Procedures For Minors

An employee counts US dollars at a bureau de change in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 10, 2015. The Brazilian real devaluated Thursday 1.92% against the US dollar. Brazil was downgraded by Standard & Poor's financial services company and lost its investment-grade credit rating.                  AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “We are aware that adolescent physical and mental health remains a pressing issue,” Sarah Colley, community relations manager for TD, said. “That’s why we are so pleased to provide support to the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program through the TD Ready Commitment.”
  • Current laws do not have an age of consent required for gender reassignment surgery, according to a report by True North.
  • “There is no general age of consent to treatment or counseling,” Canadian Mental Health Association writes. “Instead, the issue depends on whether the young person is capable of consenting.”

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