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