Occupation: Trans youth activist, organizer and speaker
Kaeden Seburn (they/he pronouns) is a trans and nonbinary organizer, activist and educator and a recent graduate of the OCDSB.
This year they are studying social work at Carleton University, in addition to their ongoing advocacy work.
After coming out as trans in high school, Kaeden led their school’s Rainbow Alliance for two years, gave workshops on LGBTQ+ identities and experiences and was an outspoken advocate for trans and gender diverse inclusion in the school, including successfully advocating for co-ed gym classes and more gender inclusive washrooms.
At the same time, Kaeden began working in trans health advocacy on a regional and provincial level, by participating on committees and volunteering and doing co-op placements with local organizations as well as being involved in many other projects.
Since graduating last spring Kaeden has founded and organizes SAEFTY, a new by and for trans youth group with a group of other youth that runs events for trans kids and youth of all ages.
They continue to be an advocate for trans and gender diverse youth and to deliver workshops for teachers and other groups on trans and gender diverse inclusion.
Kaeden is also a camp counselor, and enjoys spending time with friends, outer space, camping, climbing trees and playing soccer.