- Rainbow Health Ontario is a
province-wide program designed to improve access to services and promote the
health of Ontario’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.
- Sherbourne Health Centre, Toronto, is
committed to serving people who may have been under-served by conventional
healthcare, and offers a wide range of LGBTQ health services. See
their Guidelines and Protocols for Comprehensive
Primary Health Care for Trans Clients.
Coastal Health has a transgender
health information program that provides information to anyone in BC with
the transgender health question.
It out! Pap campaign for lesbians
provides women who have sex with women (WSW) information about Pap tests and
why WSW need them.
- Check It out, Guys! Pap campaign for
trans men provides information about Pap tests and how to make the experience
of getting one better for trans men.
- Canadian Processional Association for Transgender
- The Center of Excellence for Transgender
Health has information for healthcare providers, researchers, community
organizers and transgendered people on routine care, HIV prevention, cultural
competency, mental health and policy regarding trans health.
- World Professional Association for Transgender
Health (WPATH), in particular, “Standards of Care”
- TransPulse is a community-based
research project investigating the impact of social exclusion and
discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario. The project aims to
provide the information necessary to change policies and practices to improve
the health of trans communities.
- The National LGBT Health Education
Center (formerly the Fenway Health Institute) provides educational
programs, resources and consultation to healthcare organizations with the goal
of optimizing quality, cost-effective healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people. See, for example, their Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening Among
Lesbians and Bisexual Women.
D. Peterkin and Cathy Risdon: Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A
Clinical Guide. University of Toronto Press, 2003.
of Medicine of the National Academies: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender People. The National Academic Press, 2011.
- Health Professionals
Advancing LGBT Equality works to maximize the quality of health and health
services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, among other goals.
See their Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Transgender Clients.
- Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council and Kaiser Permanente
National Diversity Department: A Provider’s Handbook on
Culturally Competent Care: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Population, 2004.
- Journal of the Gay and Lesbian
Medical Association is the only multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed medical journal
dedicated to LGBTQ health.
- The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and
Transgender Health Access Project provides training, technical assistance and
materials to agencies to help service providers learn more about the healthcare
needs of LGBTQ populations and to create a welcoming environment for staff and
clients. See their Community Standards of Practice
For Provision of Quality Health Care Services For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And
Are You an ALLY? Campaign uses posters, videos, e-learning, training
sessions, and printed materials to help health-care service providers identify
and interrupt discrimination or harassment when it occurs.
m'engage / Taking Charge
is a handbook for health care and social service providers working with trans
- Rainbow Health Ontario’s Guidelines
and Protocols for Comprehensive Primary Health Care for Trans Clients includes protocols for treatment with
hormone therapy for both male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals, as
well as guidelines for providing resources, support and advocacy for trans
Positive Spaces Initiative Starter Kit : These
training/educational materials are developed by the Positive Spaces
Initiative (PSI), developed by OCASI to share resources and increase
organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ
Steps to Building a LGBTTTIQ Culturally Competent Naturopathic Practice: Five simple guidelines to help make your
medical practice more visibly inclusive and welcoming towards the LGBTQ
Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About: The purpose of this book is to serve as an
introduction to LGBTQ health issues and offer healthcare professionals tools
for creating safer and more inclusive environments for the people they serve,
and a more humane workplace for their LGBTQ coworkers.
Health Clinical Education Modules: A web-based series of electronic learning modules on LGBTQ
Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: