Vision & Mission

Our vision:

All trans individuals across BC are able to access gender affirming healthcare and engage in society feeling safe, included and well represented.

Our mission:

To support the health and well-being of trans communities in BC.

How our vision and mission guide our work:

We do so by:

  • Providing people with health and wellness information that is relevant to their needs

  • Providing health navigation support to enable people to most efficiently and effectively access the health services and wellness supports they may need

  • Creating safe and accessible options for meaningful peer connection and peer support

  • Delivering education and outreach to family members, friends, loved ones, community services and school-based staff to help build capacity within allied support networks

  • Engaging with healthcare providers and other community service professionals to support the further development of gender-affirming care options and build trans* competency across systems

What does “trans” mean?

Trans* is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differ from their assigned sex and/or the societal and cultural expectations of their assigned sex; may include people who are androgyne, agender, bigender, CAFAB, CAMAB, FTM, gender creative, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, gender variant, MTF, pangender, questioning, trans, trans man, trans woman, transfeminine, transgender, transmasucline, transsexual, and Two-Spirit. Please see our glossary for more definitions.