Build on the knowledge acquired on the 2SLGBTQ Foundations course by developing practical skills.

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations Course

Duration: 2 hours

Target Audience: Health care and social service workers

Summary: To provide inclusive, affirming health care and social services it is crucial to have policies and practices that reflect the diverse clients’ needs. To create change in an organization, it must be evident from board, senior management to front-line staff and volunteers. This session is a review of programs, services, website, images/posters, signage, brochures, publications, intake forms/registration forms, policy, etc. of the organization. The session uses an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework to examine the process of developing organizational sensitivity and responsiveness to diverse 2SLGBTQ communities. The session addresses creating a positive and welcoming work environment for both 2SLGBTQ staff, clients and volunteers. The workshop will explore various strategies such as specific programs and services, HR policies, Intake forms, inclusive language, signage, brochures, and online images. We will view various samples of inclusive practices and forms to make your organizational space more 2SLGBTQ friendly. The process to create an inclusive space takes time with building blocks to achieve the goal in equity and inclusivity.

Objectives:

1. To enhance visibility and inclusion of 2SLGBTQ employees, volunteers, service users

2. Increase capacity to provide welcoming, friendly, professional, culturally competent services to 2SLGBTQ service users

3. Making the organization, service and programs 2SLGBTQ positive; policy, language, forms, signage, washroom use and waiting areas inclusive

Upcoming Sessions:

December 7, 2022 from 2:00 pm (EST) to 4:00 pm (EST) - 14 spaces available as of November 24

Duration: 2:00

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course

Duration: 3 hours

Content Level: Beginner

Target Audience: All health care and social service providers who provide counselling and advocacy in a variety of settings.  This program is tailored for practitioners  who work with trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming children and youth.

Fee: CAN $10

Summary: Introductory cultural humility and competence module for health care and social service providers with little or no experience working with trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming children and youth up to 18 years old.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and gender dysphoria accurately
  • Recognize how cisnormativity influences health care and health care access
  • Identify social determinants of health and the impact of transphobia for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming children and youth
  • Provide trans-positive counselling in the context of interpersonal and systemic discrimination that affects mental health
  • Explore with parents of trans and non-binary youth common misconceptions about gender identity and expression
  • Explore gender expression and gender identity with clients who are at the beginning of their journey

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2023 sessions

Monday, April 17 from 1:00 pm (EST) to 4:00 pm (EST)

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course

Duration: 3 hours

Content Level: Beginner

Target Audience:  All health care and social service providers who provide counselling and advocacy in a variety of settings.  This program is tailored for practitioners  who work with trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming adults and seniors. Health care and social service students are welcome to take this course.

Fee: CAN $10

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

SummaryIntroductory cultural humility and competence module for health care and social service providers with little or no experience working with trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming adults and seniors.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and gender dysphoria accurately
  • Recognize how cisnormativity influences health care and health care access
  • Identify social determinants of health and the impact of transphobia for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming adults and seniors
  • Provide trans-positive mental health care in the context of interpersonal and systemic discrimination that affects mental health
  • Unpack common counselling issues through the lens of intersectionality and minority stress
  • Explore gender expression and gender identity with clients who are at the beginning of their journey

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2022 sessions

TBD or upon request for groups of 15 or more learners


Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course. It is also strongly recommended that prior to taking this course learners attend Trans 101 - Children and Youth AND/OR Trans 101 - Adults and Seniors.

Duration: 4 hours 

Content Level: Intermediate

Target audience: All health care and social service providers who work with trans and non-binary people. Students of these disciplines are welcome.

Fee: CAN $10

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

Summary: Introductory module for all health care and social service providers  on social, legal, and medical transitioning.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, gender dysphoria and transition accurately
  • Explain social and legal transition for children, youth, adults, and seniors
  • Explain puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth
  • Explain transition-related hormone therapy for trans and non-binary adults and seniors
  • Explain which transition-related surgeries are funded by the government of Ontario, Canada for trans and non-binary adults and seniors
  • Recognize that transition is a process and it is unique for every person
  • Practice according to WPATH’s Standards of Care

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2022 sessions

TBD or upon request for groups of 15 or more learners

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course

Duration: 4 hours (cannot be shortened due to Mainpro Accreditation)

Content Level: Beginner

Mainpro+ Certification: 4.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario ONLY)

Target Audience: ONLY Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, Pharmacists, and students of these disciplines.

Fee: CAN $40 

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT pay for this course unless you belong to one of the target audience professions. If you do not fit the criteria you will not be able to register for the session and there will be NO REFUND for your payment. If you are a mental health or social service provider who wants to learn about hormone treatment please check out our "Transition-related counselling for mental health providers" course.

Summary: Initiating and monitoring hormone therapy for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients in primary care.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide community-based gender-affirming services to trans and gender diverse clients
  • Take a gender history, assess and diagnose gender dysphoria in accordance with WPATH Standards of Care
  • Describe the informed consent process for initiating hormone therapy
  • Conduct hormone planning visits
  • Initiate and monitor transition related hormone therapy
  • Utilize clinical guidelines to inform and guide practice

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2022 sessions

SOLD OUT Wednesday, October 26 from 1 pm (EST) to 5 pm (EST)

2023 sessions

TBD

Prerequisite: Transition-Related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care course OR experience providing hormone therapy to trans adults.

Duration: 4 hours

Content Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Physician’s Assistants and students of these professions.

Mainpro+ Certification: 4.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario ONLY)

Fee: CAN $40 

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

Summary: Initiating and monitoring puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth in primary care in Ontario, Canada.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess gender dysphoria in adolescents
  • Assess capacity to consent to treatment
  • Identify puberty blockers criteria and contraindications
  • Conduct medical investigations prior to treatment and monitoring during treatment
  • Provide treatment to youth in a collaborative way

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT pay for this course unless you belong to one of the target audience professions. If you do not fit the criteria you will not be able to register for the session and there will be NO REFUND for your payment.

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2022 sessions

SOLD OUT Friday, November 4 - 10 am to 2:00 p.m. (EST)

2023 sessions

Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations Course

Strongly recommended prior to this course: Transition-related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care OR Foundations for Trans-positive Counselling (Adults and Seniors).

IMPORTANT: content does not apply to jurisdictions outside of Ontario, Canada.

Duration: 4 hours

Content Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Social Workers, Registered Psychologists, and students of these disciplines only. These are the five professions designated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to make referrals for transition-related surgeries. 

Mainpro+ Certification: 4.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario only)

Fee: CAN $40  

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

Summary: Learning to conduct surgery planning visits with patients and make referrals for transition-related surgeries in Ontario, Canada.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain transition related surgeries
  • Understand the system of trans surgical care in Ontario
  • Apply the WPATH SOC criteria for surgery
  • Conduct surgery planning visits
  • Complete the MOHLTC Request for Prior Approval for Funding SRS Form
  • Write a transition related surgery referral letter

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT pay for this course unless you belong to one of the target audience professions. If you do not fit the criteria you will not be able to register for the session and there will be NO REFUND for your payment. 

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment 

2022 sessions

SOLD OUT Wednesday, October 19 from 1 pm (EST) to 5 pm (EST)

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course AND experience working with trans and non-binary people in primary health care.  

 It is strongly recommended that learners considering taking this course, also attend our courses: 

1) Transition-related surgeries: planning, referral and care

2) Trans 101 - adults and seniors

Duration: 4 hours 

Content Level: Advanced 

Mainpro+ Certification: NO Mainpro+ certification at this time

Target Audience: ONLY Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, and students of these disciplines.

Fee: CAN $40 

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

Please do NOT pay for this course unless you belong to one of the target audience professions. If you do not fit the criteria you will not be able to register for the session and there will be NO REFUND for your payment. If you are a mental health or social service provider who wants to learn about transition-related surgeries please check out our "Transition-related counselling for mental health providers" course.

Summary: Assessing and managing vaginoplasty complications in primary health care.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare patients for vaginoplasty to minimize the likelihood or severity of post-operative complications
  • Describe common complications post vaginoplasty
  • Assess concerning symptoms post vaginoplasty
  • Manage common complications that occur after vaginoplasty

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2023 sessions

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 1:00 pm (EST) to 5:00 pm (EST) ONLY 5 spots left as of November 4, 2022.

Prerequisite: 2SLGBTQ Foundations course AND experience working with trans and non-binary people in primary health care.  

 It is strongly recommended that learners considering taking this course, also attend our courses: 

1) Transition-related surgeries: planning, referral and care

2) Trans 101 - adults and seniors

Duration: 4 hours 

Content Level: Advanced 

Mainpro+ Certification: NO Mainpro+ certification at this time

Target Audience: ONLY Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, and students of these disciplines.

Fee: CAN $40 

IMPORTANT: There is NO refund or exchange for cancellations. 

Please do NOT pay for this course unless you belong to one of the target audience professions. If you do not fit the criteria you will not be able to register for the session and there will be NO REFUND for your payment. If you are a mental health or social service provider who wants to learn about transition-related surgeries please check out our "Transition-related counselling for mental health providers" course.

Summary: Assessing and managing masculinizing surgeries complications in primary health care.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare patients for masculinizing surgeries to minimize the likelihood or severity of post-operative complications
  • Describe common complications post masculinizing surgeries
  • Assess concerning symptoms post masculinizing surgeries
  • Manage common complications that occur after masculinizing surgeries

Please note that capacity is limited to 20 learners per session to ensure a good learning environment.

2022 sessions

Friday, December 2nd from 10 am (EST) to 2 pm (EST) - SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for 2023 sessions!