Support Tools

Support tools offer practical strategies for creating welcoming, accessible, and gender-affirming environments, places, and services.

  • Gender inclusive language - a handout that offers some simple terms and phrases you can use when you don't already know what words, terms, names, and pronouns a person uses when speaking about their families and themselves.
  • Making mistakes and correcting them - a tip sheet to help correct mistakes and move on, including when using the wrong word, term, name, or pronoun.
  • Exploring gender diversity (a gender diagram) - one visual framework for discussing gender diversity. It uses terms commonly known by gender diverse communities, within British Columbia. 
  • Trans Rights BC website - an online guide that explores the legal rights of gender diverse people in British Columbia.

Providing gender inclusive services


  • Gender diversity educationlearn about creating welcoming and gender-affirming services with a guide of quick links to resources. Useful for sharing with your team and colleagues.
  • Organizational assessment tool - practical strategies for organizations interested in developing approaches to offering accessible care for gender diverse people.
  • Service provider reflection tool - a tool for service providers and support staff interested in learning opportunities that explore their knowledge and attitudes towards gender diversity, along with their personal approach to supporting trans, non-binary, and gender diverse Two-Spirit individuals.
  • 20 strategies to create a gender-affirming environment – actionable strategies to provide more welcoming services and spaces. 10 strategies focus on what staff teams can do; 10 strategies focus on what you as an individual can do.

Supporting children, youth, and their families

  • To view support tools for helping children, youth, and their families, visit our Mental Health & Support page in the Health Professionals section.

En français


  • Langage inclusif du genre – a French language handout that offers some simple terms and phrases you can use when you don't already know what words, terms, names, and pronouns a person uses when speaking about their families and themselves.
  • Faire des erreurs et les corriger - a French language tip sheet to help correct mistakes and move on, including when using the wrong word, term, name, or pronoun.

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