The system of care in B.C. for gender creative children, trans youth and families is evolving. Get help figuring out where to go for support.
An important resource for those seeking medical support for their transgender child or youth is the BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic, located in Vancouver. If urgent endocrine care is needed, the BC Children’s Gender Clinic is a good place to start. Information about how to get access to this service can be found at Referral to BC Children's Gender Clinic.
As the numbers of children, youth, and families seeking services has risen, the system has been challenged to meet the growing need. Our Peer Support Directory can point you to some peer supports that may be helpful in supporting you to access medical and other gender-affirming health services for your child and family. Our health navigation team keep an up-to-date list of medical and mental health resources they are aware of to help your family get the support you need.
One of the reasons Trans Care BC was created as a program is to work on increasing access to care and to ensure health care providers are trained to create timely access to care in all areas of the province. We’re actively working on training and supporting new service providers in partnership with BC Children’s Hospital. An ultimate goal of this work is to create care options closer to home, where possible.