Families In TRANSition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth is the first comprehensive Canadian publication to address the needs of parents and families supporting their trans children. Families in TRANSition summarizes the experiences, strategies, and successes of a working group of community consultants – researchers, counsellors, parents, advocates as well as trans youth… read more »
Connect with our Trans Health Team to attend programs, access hormone or hormone blocker treatment, or to find out about resources. Our Health Worker for Trans Communities can assist with forms completion (such as name change forms), finding groups to join, and learning more about trans communities and experiences. If you have any questions, please… read more »
Bonifacio, H.J. and Rosenthal, S.M. (2015). Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 62: 1001–1016 KEY POINTS Gender nonconforming and transgender youth are seeking medical care at younger ages. Youth with gender variance are often marginalized and misunderstood by their health care providers. Mental health comorbidities in youth with gender dysphoria… read more »
This news article by the Toronto Star published on May 21st, 2011 was the original news article about Kathy Witterick and David Stoker and their baby Storm. The article, entitled: “Parents Keep Child’s Gender Secret”, goes into detail about the Kathy and David’s decision to maintain a gender neutral environment for their baby, Storm. This… read more »
E-Mental Health is a Canadian web service based in Eastern Ontario. They provide services year-round, 7 days a week. Their transgender information page is very useful and detailed. Click Here to view it. It is specifically tailored to parents and caregivers.
Diane Ehrensaft PhD, brings to light some interesting issues within their book, Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. Diane makes the point, that no two children who bend the rules on expected gender norms, will do so in the same way. Each child has their own way of expressing themselves, and their gender identity.… read more »
Found here is a research article which speaks to the results of a small study about how transgender kids show gender identity. Inside it eludes to a call for more intense and longitudinal studies and speaks of one that the Association for Psychological Science (A.P.S.) will be conducting over the next decade. Now is the… read more »
The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre based in Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a wide array of services to transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Their services and resources include aid in healthcare, hormone treatment equipment, counselling and support groups and access to lawyers that are versed in the relevant legal issues including legally changing your name in… read more »
Transgender, transsexual , gender and variance identity: these terms are too vague for most of the general public. There is much that is still not understood about the trans communities and prejudices persist. Approximately 100 people from the general public, medical community and associations attended a discussion at the Monument National on gender identity and… read more »
Trans and queer friendly osteopathy services for children and adults.