Clinical Mentorship Call

Trans Care BC’s clinical support initiative is a weekly, virtual lunch-hour meeting for providers who are supporting Two-Spirit, trans, and gender diverse people.

Trans Care BC's Clinical Mentorship Call is held every Thursday from 12:10 -1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If you would like to be involved, please email to be included on our distribution list.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions, scenarios, and share from their clinical experience. Mentors will share from their experience, support discussion, and answer questions.

Rotating themes:

  • Medical care (i.e. primary care, gynecological care, surgery, hormones)
  • Child, youth, and family care
  • Psychosocial care
  • Readiness assessment
  • Special topics (i.e. ethics, legal, intersecting identities and experiences, peer and community supports, etc.)

Get to know our upcoming mentors

Click on a session date and name below to learn more about our clinical mentors.

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Please join us next week!


Rebekah Davies is a Registered Nurse (RN) with eight years of experience in gender-affirming care. She works as part of an interdisciplinary team at the Trans Specialty Care program at Three Bridges Clinic and provides surgical readiness assessments at Trans Care BC. Rebekah draws from her extensive experience to answer questions about readiness assessments for hormone therapy and surgeries, surgical care planning and post-operative care, always with a focus on tailoring care to individuals' unique needs and circumstances. This is a great opportunity to bring forward questions about the role of RNs on an interdisciplinary team. 

Marria Townsend is a Senior Medical Advisor with Trans Care BC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority. She is fortunate to live and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations. Marria completed medical school and residency training at UBC where she is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice. She has more than fifteen years of clinical experience serving Two-Spirit, trans and gender diverse youth and adults in her practice at Three Bridges Community Health Centre in Vancouver. Marria is passionate about teaching and mentoring students, residents and practicing clinicians to better enable them to provide quality, affirming care to this population.

Steph McMaster (she/her) is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. She is fortunate to work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She has been working in Emergency Mental Health services for the last five years and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently working as an Educator & Mentor in Mental Health and Substance Use with the 16-24 year old population. She is passionate about working with youth, young adults, and their families as they transition through the Mental Health system.

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