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