The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) is committed to diversity and inclusion and with that commitment, staff have started to share their pronouns when introducing themselves, besides their name in email signatures and in online programs.
Why do we share our pronouns? Pronouns are used to replace a person’s name, when referring to an individual in the third person. People share their pronouns to ensure that others are using the correct language when referring to them when they aren’t around.
There are gender-specific pronouns, like ‘he’ or ‘she’, as well as gender expansive pronouns, like ‘they’ or ‘ze’. Please watch our videos below and see our Resources Section for more information.