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Upper Surgery

From January 1st 2018, Trans Care BC will take on additional responsibility for coordinating the existing central waitlist for publicly funded upper surgeries, previously managed by Dr. Bowman’s office as part of his work with Vancouver Coastal Health. This is part of a wider effort by Trans Care BC in collaboration with Dr. Bowman and the […]

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Help us improve the Trans Care BC web site and win a $20 Tim Horton’s gift card

Trans Care BC is updating our website to make it easier to access information, programs and resources. To help ensure we are organizing information in ways that are easy for users to access, we are asking for 10-15 min of your time to complete a quick online exercise. The exercise will ask you where you would […]

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Trans Care BC is looking for parent/caregiver feedback!

We are looking for a small, diverse group of parents/caregivers to give feedback on the healthcare system for youth and children on April 22! As one way of getting input from parents/caregivers, Trans Care BC is looking for a group of 10 parents/caregivers from across British Columbia to come together for a one-time feedback session […]

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CALL Out!

After six years of good work across BC, federal funding for the CALL Out! initiative under Vancouver Coastal Health has come to an end but this important work continues in new ways with CALL Out! staff having moved over to work with Trans Care BC. ​The CALL Out! initiative was initially launched in spring of […]

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Delays at Montreal GRS

Trans Care BC has heard from GRS Montreal, the surgical centre providing gender-affirming genital surgeries in Canada, that they are currently experiencing a very high volume of referrals. Responses to calls and emails as well as surgical bookings have been slower than usual. We have been assured that this is temporary and that measures have been […]

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Funding opportunities for peer and community support services

We believe that communities are the experts at identifying their greatest needs. Trans Care BC is currently meeting with communities from across the province to understand current services, identify local needs and explore opportunities to work together at finding creative solutions to provide supports closer to home. Trans Care BC’s goal is to build capacity […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: reflection & commitment

As members and allies of trans, Two-Spirit and queer communities, the team at Trans Care BC stands in solidarity with people throughout the world on Transgender Day of Remembrance (Sunday, November 20, 2016). We are saddened by the hatred and violence that many trans and Two-Spirit individuals experience throughout their lives, and how systemic oppressions […]

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Trans Youth Talk Back, Wednesday, August 24th, Victoria

Let the voices of trans youth take center stage. Advocates and mental health service providers can gain a deeper understanding of the unique experiences of trans youth and how we can play a role providing affirming care. Adults often define the experiences of youth. This innovative presentation lets a group of trans youth tell their own stories through […]

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BC Human Rights Code amended to include explicit protection for gender identity, expression

The BC government passed Bill 27, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016, to include “gender identity or expression” among the protected grounds covered by the BC Human Rights Code on July 25, 2016. BC joins seven provinces and one territory that have already changed their regulations. The federal government also announced in May 2016 that […]

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Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery Invitation to Participate

From SARAVYC We are a team of health researchers from the University of British Columbia working in partnership with the Trans Care BC program at the Provincial Health Services Authority to improve the delivery of services to trans people who are interested in accessing gender-affirming surgeries. It is a priority for us to make sure […]

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