Canada legally bans conversion therapy

The government’s legislation makes it illegal to provide, promote or profit off conversion therapy.

The widely discredited practice of conversion therapy, aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity is now illegal in Canada. The legislation will come into effect on January 7, 2022.

This was Canada’s third attempt at banning the practice nationally and was unanimously approved in the House of Commons and the Senate.

“It’s official: Our government’s legislation banning the despicable and degrading practice of conversion therapy has received Royal Assent – meaning it is now law,” tweeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “

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