In the effort to do our part to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Trans Care BC will not be offering in-person trainings in the near future. We do offer online trainings, archived webinars, support tools, and other resources available at www.transcarebc.ca/education.
In limited cases, Trans Care BC may be able to offer online webinars. In such cases, we encourage all webinar attendees to follow the health guidance and government orders in their area for physical distancing and/or self-isolating.
Trans Care BC provides a very limited number of in-person trainings available to the following groups:
- Senior leadership teams in governments, health, and human services agencies that are able to directly affect system change.
- Primary care teams (physicians, nurse practitioners, and specialists) who can directly increase access to advanced gender-affirming medical care for their clients.
If your service, program, or group does not fit within one of the categories above, it is unlikely we will be able to meet your request for an in-person training. Our education pages offer a number of online trainings and resources that may be helpful for you and your team. You can also Contact Us and we can try to help you connect with options for in-person trainings that may be available within your health region.
If your service, program, or group fits within one of the categories above, you can request an in-person training by filling out our Education Training Request Form and submitting it to the email address listed.
We generally request that learners take one of our online modules before we offer in-person trainings. Our online trainings that cover basic terms, concepts, and strategies can be found on the Trans Intro page. A module covering the basics of Gender-Affirming Primary Care can be found on the Primary Care page.
Due to limited capacity, the Trans Care BC education team is not available to provide 'Trans 101' in-person trans cultural safety trainings. For this type of training, we recommend one of the following options:
- Seek out gender diverse community members, educators, and clinical educators in your region who provide these trainings.
- If you are not aware of experienced educators in your region, contact our Care Coordination Team for recommendations.
- Consider one of our online trainings on our Trans Intro Page.
The Trans Care BC education team recognizes the importance of region-specific training and knowledge, and will continue to work within our means to support this critical work being done by regional health authorities, non-profits, and individuals providing these trainings in their areas of the province.
If you are interested in an in-person trans cultural safety training in your region and do not know who to contact, please feel free to Contact Us and we can help you connect with options that may be available for your region.
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