Health and advocacy resources for trans, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people

Education and advocacy related to health and well-being

Introduction to the Health of Two-Spirit People. This paper from the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) reviews Two-Spirit health from multiple perspectives.

National Campaign for First Nations Youth for Healthy Sexuality & Fighting Homophobia and Transphobia. This campaign from the Native Youth Sexual Health Network includes posters, resources and links to their other work.

Forge Forward. Forge Forward is an American transgender anti-violence organization. They provide resources on supporting trans survivors of sexualized violence.

Trans Rights BC. This project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia.

Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting. This local consulting agency maintains a list of support and drop-in sites for trans, Two-Spirit and gender diverse persons of all ages in the Victoria area.

Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health. CPATH is the largest national multidisciplinary, professional organization in the world, working to support the health, wellbeing, and dignity of trans and gender diverse people. They offer resources on providing dignified care to those outside the gender binary.

Health support and services for trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary people's health

Trans Care BC. Trans Care BC is a program of PHSA supporting the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for transgender and gender-diverse people across BC. Trans Care BC also has a Care Coordination Team to connect people to gender-affirming care and support as close to home as possible. They can be reached on 1-866-999-1514 and they are available during business hours Monday-Friday or on Facebook.

Trans Specialty Care. Through Vancouver Coastal Health,​Trans Specialty Care offers knowledgeable and specialized care to transgender and gender diverse people living in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. They work in teams including nurses, counsellors, physicians, nurse practitioners, and social workers. They are a consultation service and work in collaboration with your family doctor. If you do not have a family doctor (GP) or nurse practitioner (NP) they can help you find options for primary care. They offer services at two locations:

Trans Vancouver Island. A resource and information site for transgender and gender diverse people and their allies on Vancouver Island.

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has made an ongoing commitment to ensure their services are as open and accessible as possible. As such, all of VSAC's client services - including support, advocacy, hospital/clinic accompaniment, individual/group counselling, victim services, and more - are open to all women and to all Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender diverse survivors.

Outside of client services, VSAC's prevention department offers education on consent as well as gender/sexuality through Project Respect, and inclusion training for service providers through (email).

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (CWHWC). The Centre aims to provide low-barrier wellness services, including drop-in counselling and summary legal advice, to transgender and gender non-conforming people in a way that is respectful and celebratory of clients’ identity and self-expression. All services are free. Vancouver-based.