Trans Care BC’s small but dedicated education team is committed to increasing access to gender-affirming care across BC to meet the needs of trans individuals across their lifespan by raising care provider knowledge, competency and cultural safety.
Along with Trans Care BC initiatives, the education team plays a supporting role in fostering the work individuals, communities and agencies across the province are doing to advance gender-affirming care in their region.
The education team, in collaboration with various stakeholders, is developing online education, resources and toolkits for care providers in BC. Online education for care providers is being developed including:
- Trans cultural safety introduction training
- Basic primary care training
- Advanced primary care training
- Mental health & well-being training
A limited number of in-person workshops are available to the following groups:
- Senior leadership teams in governments, school districts, health care and social service agencies that are able to affect system change.
- Indigenous communities looking to raise awareness and support for LGBT2Q+ indigenous people and their families.
- Primary care teams (physicians, nurse practitioners and specialists) who can significantly, and directly, increase access to advanced gender-affirming medical care for their clients.
- Ministry of Children and Family Development, and Child and Youth Mental Health teams who, at a program level, are willing and able to provide gender-affirming mental health care and support for children, youth and families.
- Regional health authorities, non-profits, school districts, social service agencies and individuals that have requested train-the-trainer support in an effort to create, or modify, their own trans cultural safety (and sexual orientation and gender identity) workshops.
Due to limited capacity, the Trans Care BC education team is not available for stand-alone, in-person trans cultural safety introduction training. The team will support regional health authorities, non-profits and individuals who are providing these trainings in their own areas of the province. We recognize the importance of region-specific training and knowledge, and will work within our means to support this critical work.
If you are interested in an in-person trans cultural safety introduction training and do not know who to contact, we can help you connect with options that may be available for your region. In time, Trans Care BC will be launching various online trans cultural safety modules to compliment the in-person workshops provided by regional educators.