Support Tools

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

Foundational knowledge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Supporting gender diverse Indigenous and Two-Spirit people

Supporting children, youth, and their families

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Further resources for health and service workers

Share our resources and education opportunities

If you are aware of providers and services that can benefit from learning about our resources and education opportunities, consider sharing these quick-access resource sheets with them.

Feedback welcomed

We believe your feedback is one of the best ways to improve our educational resources. Please email the education team at trans.edu@phsa.ca if you have any questions, comments, or suggested revisions.

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