Interested in becoming a community advisor?

Do you want to help improve gender-affirming care and shape the future of Trans Care BC? Then apply to become a community advisor!
Our community advisors will help to shape the direction of Trans Care BC and improvements to gender-affirming health care in BC.
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What does a community advisor do? 

  • Provide input that will help create, implement, and evaluate policies, programs and services 
  • Participate in Trans Care BC’s Community Advisory Group meetings and discussions (remote participation by phone and email is an option) 
  • Discuss with partners in community what programs or resources could be offered in the community to help support gender-affirming care and services 

What is the time commitment? 

Ideally a two-year commitment is expected, which includes two-hour phone meetings every two months and one hour preparation/follow-up each meeting (approx. 18 hours/year). An honoraria is available for individuals who participate outside of their paid work hours. Community advisors may be asked to participate in other Trans Care BC advisory groups or activities as available.

Being a community advisor may be a good match with your skills and experiences if you can: 

  • Show passion for supporting the health and well-being oftrans, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse communities across BC 
  • Reflect the diversity of the trans, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse community in BC - including loved-ones and caregivers 
  • Share suggestions and potential solutions to help improve care for others 
  • Share insights and information about your experience in ways that others can learn from 
  • Show concern for more than one issue 
  • Listen well and respect the perspectives of others 
  • Speak comfortably in a group setting 
  • Work collaboratively with others 
  • Bring a problem solving attitude to discussions 
  • Keep any information you may hear as an advisor private and confidential 

How do I apply? 

You can find out more about what being a community advisor involves by emailing Mackenzie Dean at

If you live in BC, are able to attend phone meetings and have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of trans and gender diverse communities, apply by completing this form and sending it to by November 7th at 9am.

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