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Resources: National


Trans Equality Now
Under current laws, Transgender and Gender-Variant Canadians are not protected from discrimination. Help end this injustice by taking the Trans Equality Now Pledge.

CPATH Position Statement, Re: DSM & ICD, March 2010 [pdf]
"Gender variance and gender non-conforming behavior in children and adults do not constitute a psychological disorder. Legislation should be rewritten to ensure that gender variant individuals continue to receive, as a minimum, access to currently available health care and, where possible, alternative ICD codes should be used."


Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre – Vancouver
Provide low-barrier wellness services to transgender and gender non-conforming people in a way that is respectful and celebratory of clients' identity and self-expression. CWHWC is volunteer run, all practitioners are also volunteering their time, so that free services are available to people who need them, regardless of factors like citizenship, health insurance, or residential address.

Sherbourne Health Centre – Toronto
Provides primary medical care and other services such as  mental health counselling for transitioning, gender identity, harassment or violence, isolation and substance abuse; support groups; hormone therapy; workshops.

Trans Health Klinic – Winnipeg
Provides primary health care services to transgender individuals who are unable to receive these services elsewhere. The services are provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, primary care nurses, reproductive health nurse, social workers, dietitian, laboratory technologists, medical assistants, and community workers.


Transgender Health Information Program Library
A large online library with reference materials for clinicians and consumer guides, including Surgery: A Guide for FTMs [pdf - 285K] by A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg. (Note: All documents are currently under review; link goes to archived library index.)

Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers
The essential health manual for transgender men by R. Nick Gorton MD, Jamie Buth MD, and Dean Spade Esq. Recommended for both trans men and their doctors.

Queer Trans Men
Resource created by the Gay/Bi/Queer Trans men Working Group, a part of the Ontario Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Strategy. Website highlights sexual health issues facing gay/bi/queer trans men and includes the excellent guide, Primed: The Backpocket Guide For Trans Men & the Men That Dig Them.

CPATH - Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
CPATH is the largest national professional organization for transgender health in the world with over 170 members. Members are diverse, representing and identifying within the trans community – from medical students to social workers to psychologists.


JusticeTrans is a mobile phone application offering legal information about transgender rights across Canada.

Egale Canada - Trans Rights
Information and resources for trans rights in the areas of healthcare, identification, parenting, travel and more.

Youth & Children
Provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.

Transgender Youth Clinic - Toronto
The first and only transgender adolescent clinic in Toronto. Ongoing assessments, counselling, and hormone therapy to prevent pubertal changes available.