GENDER DIVERSE & TRANS SERVICES

After much advocacy work and participation of the trans community in Simcoe Muskoka, the Gilbert Centre is thrilled to announce that the Couchiching Family Health Team is now offering a trans health program. This exciting opportunity has allowed for the Gilbert Centre to explore new support programming in the area of peer support and family & trans youth.

NORTH SIMOCE MUSKOKA TRANS HEALTH SERVICE

Simcoe Muskoka Trans Health Service is now accepting clients. The Peer Support Navigator and a Nurse Practitioner provide social support and inclusive medical care to help clients identify and achieve their transition goals. Their services include:

  • Hormone Therapy
  • Surgery Planning Visits
  • Community Resource Navigation
  • Social Transition Supports
  • Mental Health Services
  • Comprehensive Health Assessments

For more information, visit their website and Facebook page, or call Jessica at 705.729.3649 x391 to self refer for an appointment.

GILBERT CENTRE SERVICES

FAMILY AND YOUTH SUPPORT

Through the Gender Diverse & Trans Program:

  • Parents/caregivers can access education and support about gender and transition-related issues, have a supportive space to explore fears, worries and societal/ cultural/ religious beliefs about gender and sexuality, and learn how to promote youth mental health at home.
  • Youth can access one-to-one support on issues relevant to their lives and gender identity.
  • Families are supported to repair and strengthen their relationships, create supportive home environments, and improve their ability to communicate with their gender diverse and trans youth.

For more information, contact Katie Traill, RSW at 705.722.6778 x106.

Continue below for additional programming in our Gender Diverse & Trans Program.

EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, & ACTIVITIES

The Gilbert Centre hosts a variety of social, educational, and community activities for trans and gender diverse people, including the on going Trans Q* Social Group. Some of our previous events included:

  • Free Grilled Cheese Lunch
  • Card/Craft Making
  • Guest Speakers (ie. Advanced Care Planning)
  • Anxiety and Support Group
  • Hormone Injection Workshop

CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR MONTHLY EVENTS.

SOCIALIZE.

TRANS Q* SOCIAL GROUP

A discreet weekly meeting for trans men, trans women, non-binary, gender variant folk, and people who are questioning. This is an adult, 18+ group. Trans Q* Social meetings are peer run and provide an opportunity to hear about people’s lived experience. The atmosphere is casual, conversational, and drop-in is welcome. Discussion topics vary based on the group attendance, and sometime include:

  • Binding
  • Testosterone and Estrogen
  • Resources
  • Transition Information
  • Coming Out
  • Relationships
  • Health Care
  • Sexual Health

The Trans Q* Social Group meets in the Ed Gilbert Room, Unit 345, every Thursday at 7PM-9PM. Check our calendar for exact dates. For additional information contact Katie Traill at 705-722-6778 x106.

TRAINING FOR EMPLOYERS

There are an increasing number of openly transgender people in the workforce and accessing services. This is a positive change – a diverse workplace is a more productive workplace. It leads to talent retention and positively affects the bottom line. Stay competitive, keep up to date with human rights legislation, and adapt to evolving cultural shifts. Access the services of our Safer Spaces program to receive consultations, assessments, professional development workshops, best practice resources, and more.

EMPLOYER
TRAINING.