What’s the difference between trans, transgender, and transsexual? Digital producer Jessica Roy gives a quick lesson on trans terminology. http://fusion.net/Culture/video/primer-trans-vocabulary-416381
Dominant Western society only recognizes two strictly defined genders: men and women. Gendered experience begins when a doctor assigns one of these two genders to an infant based on the appearance of genitalia. Caretakers and peers reinforce this gender onto the child, assigning gendered pronouns, identity, roles and expression. Most people identify with the gender… read more »
Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTTeQ) has recently launched its trans health guidebook for health care and social service providers, called Taking Charge. It was created as a tool to educate a wide spectrum of health care and social service providers, ranging from social workers, lawyers, family doctors, endocrinologists, mental health professionals, nurses,… read more »
LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow is a community-based program which provides a full range of education, counselling and support services offered by Family Services Ottawa.
The Well provides peer lead support groups for queer and trans adults and youth as well as one-on-one support, advocacy, referrals and accompaniment. We deliver- for a fee- TRANS 101 and Positive Space Trainings for agencies and providers. We also offer a once monthly professionally facilitated support meeting for parents/guardians of trans/gender non-conforming children and… read more »
The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. We have a provincial mandate so although we are located in HRM, we travel around the province to meet with youth in other communities. We provide a variety… read more »
Gender creative Kids / Enfants transgenres Canada now offers training in elementary schools. These training sessions are aimed at teachers, specialists and other staff such as child care teams.
The training, which can be expected to last about 90 minutes, aims at demystifying gender identity / gender / sexual orientation issues and discuss possible solutions to better integrate a transgender child and / or to help schools becoming more inclusive for all, regardless of gender identity / gender expression of all children.
Sam is a writer and performer who uses those skills as an ally to advance progress in the realms of LGBT equality and social justice. He tours the country speaking to college students about stereotypes, prejudice, and oppression, and writes for this site when he’s at home in Austin, TX. “I recently had the honor… read more »
The Rainbow Resource Centre offers both adult and youth programming, counselling, resources and consultation throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. LGBTTQ* youth programming, also known as “Peer Project for Youth”, offers a variety of activities, workshops, skills building, and other programming. Youth counselling is available youth and their families. Other programming includes Camp Aurora, a summer… read more »
We are a Community Health Centre in St Catharines that provides gender affirming care to transgender youth, and gender independent children and their families. We will provide education and counselling to families in a supportive environment. If agreed upon will provide referral for puberty blockers and cross gender hormone therapy if under 16 years of… read more »