The Community Advisory Table (CAT) is a group of trans and gender diverse community members living in the Champlain (Ottawa and the surrounding areas) who support and guide the work of the RPT and take on their own initiatives to improve trans health in the region.
The CAT is proud to present this free, virtual panel event series discussing issues in trans health services across the Champlain region (Ottawa and the surrounding areas). Panels will be hosted from December 2022 – March 2023 and span a range of trans health topics to engage both service providers and community members.
These panel events will be an opportunity for service providers and community members to come together and discuss key issues in the availability of, access to, and navigation across trans health, social, and community services.
The events will be held as webinars over Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions through the Q&A function during the webinars. Closed captioning will be provided.
Date: December 16, 2022 from 2-3:30PM ET
Description: Join us for a panel discussion focused on how racism and colonialism intersect with gender identity and expression to impact overall health and wellness and community members’ experiences accessing trans health, community, and social services.
Date: January 30, 2023 from 2-3:30PM ET
Description: Join us for a panel discussion focused on the barriers experienced by trans and gender diverse Francophone community members seeking access to trans-inclusive and trans-specific health, community, and social services in the Champlain region. Learn more about the capacity building opportunities available to Francophone service providers.
Date: February 27, 2023 from 12-1:30PM ET
Description: Join us for a panel discussion focused on navigating trans health, community and social services as a parent/caregiver of a trans and/or gender diverse child. Parental/caregiver support can go a long way, but it can be difficult to navigate the services available. Learn more about where to access trans health services, social and community support, navigation support, as well as where you can access support as a parent/caregiver.
Date: March 16, 2022 from 12-1:30PM ET
Description: Join us for a panel discussion on the importance of trans inclusion in primary health care. Learn more about the state of trans health services in the Champlain region, the need for capacity building in primary care settings, and the capacity building opportunities available to primary care providers in the Champlain region.
Date: March 30, 2023 from 2-3:30PM ET
Description: Join us for a panel discussion focused on self-advocacy in trans health services. We know that trans and gender diverse people must often be their own best, and sometimes only advocate when seeking access to medically necessary, lifesaving, and/or life affirming health services. Come learn more about your rights in the healthcare setting, self-advocacy tips, resources, and the importance of self-care.