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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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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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THiP Family Event – Saturday, August 13th, 2016, in Vancouver

Join us for a fun-filled social event for families and their trans and gender creative children and youth! The event is being held August 13th from 5:45pm-8pm at Trout Lake Community Centre and is a great chance for families to connect, network and form community in a social setting. Please Contact Us to register. Also […]

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Orlando shooting

Trans Care BC staff and staff at the PHSA Transgender Health Information Program send love, compassion and solidarity to all those affected by the act of violence and hate that took place in Orlando on June 12th, 2016. We grieve all those lost and harmed. As members of trans and queer communities and allies, we […]

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Two Spirit Series hosted at the UNYA Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre

For Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Native Youth AGES 14 – 24. No registration required. 1604 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Wednesday events (from 6-8pm) June 8: Movie Night & Beading (supplies provided) June 14: Two Spirit Talk with Harlan Pruden *note this has been moved to a Tuesday* June 22: Pow Wow Dance Night with Nyla Carpenter […]

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LGBT2Q+ Parent Forum – Thursday, May 26th, 2016, in Abbotsford

Learn more about the LGBT2Q+ community and how to support and communicate with your child/child’s peer group! Guest presenters ‘Out in Schools’ will deliver an engaging presentation on how to support and keep safe LGBTQ students and/or their peer group, while teaching participants about best practice in communication and advocacy. Out in Schools is a […]

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Government moves to strengthen laws against discrimination based on gender identity and expression

On May 17, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced legislation that will help ensure trans and other gender-diverse people can live according to their gender identity. Read more

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Hans Kai 4 Trans – Your Body, Surgery Choices and Care (Victoria) — Wednesday, May 18th

Hans Kai 4 Trans – Your Body, Surgery Choices and Care Metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty, hysterectomy, orchiectomy, phalloplasty, oophorectomy, augmentation, bilateral mastectomy We sort it all under the simpler terms of top and bottom surgery. Sometimes referred to gender affirmation surgery, sexual reassignment surgery, or as Medical Services refers to it, surgery for the alteration of appearance. […]

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Fire at Montreal Surgical Centre

In regards to the May 2, 2016 fire at the Montreal surgical centre where gender-affirming surgeries are performed, we have been informed that the clinic is continuing surgeries at an alternate location. If a patient has a surgery scheduled at the Montreal clinic, they can contact GRS Montreal directly at 1-514-288-2097 for more information. Trans […]

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Changes to updating gender marker on Immigration documents

Changes have been made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allowing people who are unable to obtain an updated birth certificate to update federal documents such as PR cards and certificates of Canadian citizenship. The application includes a statutory declaration requiring a witness  from a notary public, commissioner of taking oaths, or a commissioner […]

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