Prism Education Series: Transgender Inclusion 101

This course will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and other gender diverse individuals in a variety of healthcare and social/community support settings. Our goal is to increase safety and access to services, in order to promote health and wellness.

The course will cover:
-the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation
-language & key concepts relating to trans people
-what transition may involve & issues unique to trans individuals
-intersectionality, colonization and marginalized identities
-societal discrimination and family rejection
-review of current health literature
-allyship for non-LGBT2QI+ folks
-creating more inclusive environments
-gender affirming policy and practice recommendations
-available resources

This course is targeted to healthcare and social service providers; we welcome health authority staff and physicians, as well as providers from community agencies. In addition, we strongly encourage leadership and administrative/support staff to attend. Students and volunteers working in healthcare and social/community support settings are also welcome.

3 hrs 30 mins

All health region staff, physicians, and volunteers, as well as staff and volunteers at community health and social service agencies, and community members.

Vancouver Coastal Health has a fragrance free policy; please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or other scented products.

The Eye Care Centre is wheelchair accessible.

If you require ASL, or other accommodations, please email

Unfortunately, there is no food or drink permitted in the auditorium. You may buy/bring your own refreshments and have them outside the room during the break.

No available session available at this time

Contact Info

Hewes, Parker