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Submitted by Our Languages blog on April 1, 2021, at 16:58

The salutation “Dear” can be used with all genders and gender identities. You’ll find examples of inclusive salutations using “Dear” in the Bureau’s recommendation on gender-inclusive writing in correspondence under the section titled “Salutation” (
For information on the singular “they,” the Portal has a writing tip titled “gender inclusivity: pronouns” ( that can be of help. In addition, you may also want to read two blog posts on the singular "they"’ that have been published on the Our Languages blog: “The singular ‘they’ is gaining acceptance” ( and “Embracing the singular ‘they’ as a gender-neutral pronoun" (
We hope you’ll find this information useful.