Support and Education for Trans Youth (SAEFTY) developed a short zine to support trans youth in better understanding their rights, healthcare needs and opportunities for self-advocacy.
Trans Care BC has created a self-advocacy tipsheet to support trans and gender diverse people to advocate for themselves within healthcare contexts.
Starting a conversation with your primary care provider about trans health can be difficult. RHO offers some quick and clear conversation starters that trans and gender diverse people can use to start this discussion.
The Champlain Regional Planning Table for Gender Diverse Health has developed a list of resources available for primary care providers that can help them build their knowledge, confidence, and competence in transition-related healthcare, most notably in regards to hormone replacement therapy.
Parents and families play an important role in supporting their trans and gender diverse children, youth and family members. The Families in Transition guide, created by Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a phenomenal resource for families and caregivers looking to learn more about trans people and how to support their trans loved ones.
It is important for trans, gender creative and gender diverse children and youth to see themselves reflected in the books they read, or that are read to them. It is equally important for all children and youth to understand diversity. Finally, it is important for parents, caregivers, and other caring adults to learn about trans and gender diverse communities. The RPT developed a list of picture books, chapter books/middle grade books, and youth and young adult books that touch upon issues relating to trans and gender diverse identities.
The Gender Spectrum website hosts a variety of resources, online groups, and programs for parents and families as well as their trans and gender diverse youth. Their resources for families can be used to further your understanding of gender and learn the value of parental and adult support.
Trans Care BC created an organizational assessment tool. Through this assessment, organizations can review their current capacity to serve and support trans communities, and identify viable next steps to improve trans inclusivity.
Trans Care BC created a service provider self-reflection tool to help service providers in exploring their knowledge and attitude towards gender diversity, along with their personal approach to supporting trans, non-binary, and gender diverse Two-Spirit individuals.
Wisdom2Action and the Canadian Public Health Association created a brief guide to support organizations in the development and implementation of trans inclusion within health and social services. The guide provides a flexible process that organizations can use to inform their approach to trans inclusion.
Creating inviting and trans inclusive clinic and care environments is an important way to model inclusivity and demonstrate your commitment to trans inclusion. Wisdom2Action and the Canadian Public Health Association created a guide on creating an inclusive care environment.
Trans Care BC has created an introductory guide to gender-inclusive language for service providers and primary care practitioners.
For a short review of terms best avoided, or to only be utilized in particular circumstances, Wisdom2Action and CPHA’s guide on harmful terminology can be accessed here.
Wisdom2Action and CPHA Developed a short guide to adopting gender-neutral language to help you avoid making assumptions and create safer spaces for trans and gender diverse communities.
Created by Trans Care BC, this resource provides a practical guide to how to address mistakes, such as the use of an incorrect name or pronoun.
Implementing inclusive intake forms is integral to creating a trans inclusive environment, while ensuring medically necessary information is collected accurately and appropriately. Wisdom2Action created a guide on trans inclusive intake forms, which you can access here.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care through the articulation of Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. To access in-depth clinical guidance relating to assisting trans and gender diverse people, you can download the WPATH Standards of Care v.7.0 here.
The Endocrine Society developed this clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of gender dysphoric/gender incongruent persons. The essential points and summary of recommendations can be found here.
This Best Practice Guideline from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario provides nurses and other members of the interprofessional team with evidence-based recommendations on foundational, inclusive, and affirming care practices for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex people. To learn more and download the guideline, click here.
Intended for use by primary care providers, these summary sheets about transition-related surgeries (TRS) provide information to facilitate discussion of TRS between primary care providers and patients. (Please note that they are not exhaustive and do not replace the informed consent process between surgeon and patient.)
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Request for Prior Approval for Funding of Sex-Reassignment Surgery form, must be completed by a primary care provider (nurse practitioner or physician) following Transition-Related Surgery planning visits.
Rainbow Health Ontario developed a resource for persons considering transition-related surgery in Ontario and the people supporting them. The resource discusses the frequently asked questions relating to transition-related surgery.
The Rainbow Health Ontario quick reference guide for gender-affirming primary care with trans and non-binary patients includes pertinent information for primary care providers on feminizing and masculinizing hormones, assessing hormone readiness and monitoring dosage.
The Rainbow Health Ontario Guidelines and Protocol for Hormone Therapy and Primary Health Care for Trans Clients provides detailed information about hormone replacement therapy. You can view the full Guidelines here.
The Rainbow Health Ontario Guide to Caring for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients offers a detailed walk through of key information and steps to beginning a client on hormone replacement therapy, you can access the guide here.
Patient-ready overview documents on the expected risks and benefits of feminizing or masculinizing hormone replacement therapy, created by Rainbow Health Ontario, can be accessed here.
This Rainbow Health Ontario Fact Sheet offers information about reproductive options for trans people interested in hormone therapy or surgeries. Knowing and discussing reproductive options is a necessary component of informed consent to transition-related care.
This 34 minute video, created by the Hamilton Trans Health Coalition, offers a guide for service providers to provide gender affirming PAPs. It reminds service providers the importance of trans-inclusive practice in cancer prevention services. Click here to watch the video.
This booklet, created by Rainbow Health Ontario, helps service providers understand the social determinants of health as relating to trans people and their risk of getting cancer as well as their ability to benefit from cancer prevention services. To download the booklet, click here.
This statement from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Board of Directors to denounce ROGD as nothing more than an acronym created to describe a proposed clinical phenomenon. They argue for adolescents receiving gender-affirmative, evidence-based care. To read the full statement, click here.
Physicians, psychologists, and psychological associates can support their clients in changing the sex designation on their Ontario Birth Registration. Rainbow Health Ontario provides a template letter in support of an application for change of sex designation on an Ontario birth registration.
Physicians, psychologists, and psychological associate can support their clients in changing the sex designation on their Ontario driver’s license. Rainbow Health Ontario provides a template letter in support of an application for change of sex designation on an Ontario dricer’s license.
Physicians can support their clients in applying for a legal name change by acting as a guarantor. To learn more about the adult name change process, you can download a guide published by Positive Space Network and Pro Bono Students Canada here.
To download the most recent version of Ontario’s Application to Change an Adult’s Name, click here. Physicians acting as a guarantor will complete Form 8 of the application.
Primary care providers can submit support letters for trans and gender diverse patients applying for employment insurance through the just cause mechanism. Rainbow Health Ontario has developed this template to support you in writing this letter.
For patients covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit Program, injectable testosterone is covered with the submission of an Exceptional Access Program (EAP) form. Rainbow Health Ontario provides a sample request for the unlisted drug product, testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl) which you can access here. [It is recommended that if submitting this EAP form, physician should also submit a request for testosterone cypionate (Depo-Testosterone)]
For patients covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit Program, injectable testosterone is covered with the submission of an Exceptional Access Program (EAP) form. Rainbow Health Ontario provides a sample request for the unlisted drug product, testosterone cypionate (Depo-Testosterone) which you can access here. [It is recommended that if submitting this EAP form, primary care providers should also submit a request for testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl)]
Often trans and gender diverse clients need to travel in order to obtain their transition-related surgeries. If the person demonstrates financial need and the surgery is covered by OHIP+, they might be eligible for free air travel and/or accommodations through Hope Air. Primary care providers can submit a Hope Air request on their client’s behalf.
This handbook, developed by Fraser Health, will provide you with in-depth information on the best practices in providing care to Two-Spirit patients. You can download the handbook here.
This paper, developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health provides an overview of the health of Two-Spirit people including an introduction to Two-Spirit roles and identities, the impact of colonization on aboriginal gender and sexuality, social determinants of health in the colonial context, the health status of Two-Spirit people, resilience and resurgence, as well as additional educational resources.
This peer support manual, developed by the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, is written by and for Indigiqueer, Two-Spirit, and LGBTQ+ Indigenous Youth. It provides some tips, strategies, and resources to manage mental health and wellness.
This resource from Fenway Health provides a step by step guide with visuals to giving yourself an intramuscular or subcutaneous hormone injection. To access this guide, click here.
This video from Veterans Health Administration, provides step by step instruction to give yourself an intramuscular injection. You can watch the video here.
Rainbow Health Ontario and their FAQs working group have gathered answers in response to questions they are commonly asked by trans and non-binary folks in Ontario. You can browse the trans knowledge base here.
The RHO Service Provider Directory is designed to help you find health and social service providers who have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBT2SQ people in Ontario. To visit the directory, click here.
SPECTRUM Waterloo partnered with Wisdom2Action to develop a Trans Mental Health, Wellness and Suicide Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit synthesizes pertinent knowledge and research on trans mental health and suicidality in Canada, alongside concrete tools and resources that trans people, friends and families of trans people, and service providers who work with trans communities can put to use.
This guide was developed by the Champlain Regional Planning Table for Trans, Two Spirit, Intersex, and Gender Diverse Health. It lists medical, mental health, and community-based services that are accessible to trans and gender diverse folks in Ottawa and throughout the Champlain region.
This guide builds on the Champlain Region Gender Diverse Health Resource Guide developed Champlain Regional Planning Table for Trans, Two Spirit, Intersex, and Gender Diverse Health. It lists medical, mental health, and community-based services as well as some additional resources that might be helpful for parents and families of trans and gender diverse youth in the Champlain region. To access the guide, click here.
This guide builds on the Champlain Region Gender Diverse Health Resource Guide created by the Champlain Regional Planning Table for Trans, Two Spirit, Intersex, and Gender Diverse Health. It lists medical, mental health, and community-based services that are accessible to trans and gender diverse youth throughout the Champlain region. To access the guide, click here.
This resource was developed to help trans and gender diverse people best advocate for themselves and their needs in health and social services. The resource includes information aimed at supporting trans and gender diverse people to prepare for a health or social service-related appointment, advocate for themselves during an appointment, and advocate for themselves after an appointment.
Positive Space Network collaborated with Pro Bono Students Canada to develop this Youth Name Change Guide for transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming youth in Ontario looking to change their name. The guide provides you with document checklists, important tips, and additional information about the process of changing your name on a variety of different documents.
The 519 and CATIE worked together to develop this safer sex guide providing updated sexual health and safer sex information for trans women and their partners. Brazen 2.0 covers disclosure, negotiation and consent, sex work, safer sex, transition-related surgeries, and provides up-to-date information on advances in HIV prevention and treatment, the realities of online dating and internet culture, and access to trans-inclusive health care.
This resource, produced by Egale Human Rights Canada Trust, was designed to answer common questions that parents of intersex children often have, while empowering parents and their children to make informed decisions based on current research from intersex activism. The resource includes general guidelines for navigating the healthcare system, navigating conversations with your child, your family, and schools, a guide on the distinction between intersex and gender identity, and resources for further information.
This brochure was created by interACT Youth, a group of intersex advocates in their teens and twenties working to raise intersex awareness. The brochure was created to show their friends the best ways to support them on their intersex journeys
Prepared by interACT Youth’s Advocates for Intersex Youth, this brochure covers what intersex youth wished their doctors knew.
interACT Youth created this brochure as a way to prepare other families with intersex kids for the journey ahead of them.
This toolkit, developed by the City of Toronto Seniors Services and Long-Term Care features content and resources to aid in delivering respectful, inclusive and affirming care to 2SLGBTQI+ seniors. It includes resources on individual knowledge and skills (language, information about 2SLGBTQI+ seniors and their experiences, and how to practice allyship) as well as organizational capacity building (assessing capacity, working with stakeholders, updating policies/procedures, promoting training opportunities, and developing new and inclusive programming).
Les parents et les familles jouent un rôle important dans le soutien de leurs enfants, de leurs jeunes et des membres de leur famille qui sont trans ou de sexe différent. Le guide Families in Transition, créé par le Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), est une ressource phénoménale pour les familles et les aidants qui cherchent à en savoir plus sur les personnes trans et sur la façon de soutenir leurs proches trans.
Trans Care BC a créé un guide d'introduction au langage inclusif du genre pour les fournisseurs de services et les praticiens de soins primaires.
Ce guide pratique, créé par Trans Care BC, vise à offrir des solutions pour corriger certaines erreurs, comme l'utilisation d'un nom ou d'un pronom incorrect.
L'Association professionnelle mondiale pour la santé des transgenres promeut les normes les plus élevées en matière de soins de santé par l'élaboration de normes de soins pour la santé des personnes transsexuelles, transgenres et non conformes au genre.
Ces fiches récapitulatives sur les chirurgies de transition sont destinées aux prestataires de soins primaires et fournissent des renseignements pour faciliter la discussion sur ces chirurgies entre les prestataires de soins primaires et les patients.
Veuillez noter qu'elles ne sont pas exhaustives et ne remplacent pas le processus de consentement éclairé entre le chirurgien et le patient.
Souvent, les clients trans et de genre divers doivent voyager pour obtenir leurs chirurgies liées à la transition. Si la personne démontre un besoin financier et que la chirurgie est couverte par OHIP+, elle pourrait être admissible au transport aérien et à l'hébergement gratuit par le biais de Hope Air. Les fournisseurs de soins primaires peuvent soumettre une demande à Hope Air au nom de leur client.
Ce document, élaboré par le Centre de collaboration nationale de la santé autochtone, donne un aperçu de la santé des personnes bispirituelles, y compris une introduction sur les rôles et les identités bispirituelles, l'impact de la colonisation sur le sexe et la sexualité des Autochtones, les déterminants sociaux de la santé dans le contexte colonial, l'état de santé des personnes bispirituelles, la résilience et la résurgence, ainsi que les ressources éducatives supplémentaires.
Le Répertoire de prestataires de services de SAO est conçu pour vous aider à trouver des prestataires de services sociaux et de santé qui ont exprimé leur engagement à fournir des soins compétents et accueillants aux personnes LGBTQ2S+ en Ontario.
Ce guide a été élaboré par la Table de planification régionale de Champlain pour la santé des
personnes trans, bispirituelles, intersexes et non binaires. Il présente les services médicaux, de santé mentale et communautaires ainsi que d’autres ressources qui pourraient être utiles aux parents et aux proches de jeunes trans et de jeunes non binaires de la région de Champlain.
Wisdom2Action et l'Association canadienne de santé publique ont créé un court guide pour soutenir les organisations dans le développement et la mise en œuvre de l'inclusion des trans dans les services sociaux et de santé. Le guide fournit un processus flexible que les organisations peuvent utiliser pour guider l'inclusion des personnes trans dans leur approche.
La création d'environnements cliniques et de prestations de soins invitants et inclusifs pour les trans est un moyen important de donner l'exemple de l'inclusivité et de démontrer votre engagement envers l'inclusion des trans. Wisdom2Action et l'Association canadienne de santé publique ont créé un guide sur la création d'un environnement de soins inclusif.
Pour un bref examen des termes à éviter ou à n'utiliser que dans des circonstances particulières, le guide de Wisdom2Action et de l'ACSP sur la terminologie préjudiciable peut être consulté ici.
Wisdom2Action et l'ACSP ont élaboré un court guide sur l'adoption d'un langage neutre pour vous aider à éviter les suppositions et pour favoriser la création d'espaces plus sûrs pour les communautés trans et diversifiées.
La mise en œuvre de formulaires d'admission inclusifs fait partie intégrante de la création d'un environnement inclusif pour les trans, tout en veillant à ce que les informations médicalement nécessaires soient recueillies de manière précise et appropriée.
La Table de planification régionale de Champlain pour la santé de personnes de diverses identités de genre a dressé une liste de ressources disponibles pour les prestataires de soins primaires afin de les aider à renforcer leurs connaissances, leur confiance et leurs compétences en matière de soins de santé liés à la transition, notamment en ce qui concerne le traitement hormonal substitutif.
Ce guide s'appuie sur le Guide de ressources pour la pluralité des genres de la région de Champlain créé par la Table de planification régionale de Champlain pour la santé des personnes trans, bispirituelles, intersexes et de genre divers. Il liste des services médicaux, de santé mentale et communautaires offerts aux personnes trans et non binaires à Ottawa et dans la région de Champlain.
Cette ressource a été développée pour aider les personnes trans et de genre différent à mieux défendre leurs intérêts et leurs besoins dans les services sociaux et de santé. La
ressource comprend des informations visant à aider les personnes trans et de diverses identités de genre à se préparer à un rendez-vous lié à la prestation de services de soins de santé ou de services sociaux, à défendre leurs intérêts pendant un rendez-vous et à défendre leurs intérêts après un rendez-vous.
This guide, developed by interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth and Lambda Legal provides a set of model hospital policies aimed at promoting best practices to ensure appropriate, ethical, and quality care is being provided to intersex patients, and to address bias and insensitivity toward intersex patients and their families.
Developed by interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth, this tool provides people-centered, educational definitions about a wide variety of intersex variations and how they can manifest in people’s bodies.
Developed by interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth, this brochure provides insight into what intersex people wish their therapists knew.
This resource, created by Intersex Campaign for Equality, explores the critical impact of language in creating safe and welcoming environments for intersex community members.
Developed by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, this is a community-informed clinical guide on primary care for intersex people. The guide provides an overview of intersex terms and concepts, the health concerns of intersex people, intersex-affirming practices, and resources for further learning.
In this AAFP accredited webinar, organized by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, Dr. Katie Dalke defines intersex terminology, discusses diverse sexual development, and presents an affirming approach to providing medical and behavioural health care for people with intersex traits. (Credits can be claimed through CFPC).
Hosted by the Human Rights and Social Justice Program at Icahn Mount Sinai, in partnership with the Intersex Justice Project and interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, this recorded lecture covers intersex basics, human rights violations within medicine, medical and surgical research, diverse personal narratives of navigating the medical system as an intersex person, current Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) medical treatments, problems with “nerve-sparing” clitoroplasties, affirming, and gender inclusive and trauma-informed alternatives to the current standard of care.