This resource page is for medical professionals in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan who are in need of educational resources on the queer community. If you are looking for queer-friendly doctors, clinics, or mental health professionals please check out The Q List.
There are a lot of terms and identities that are used within and for the queer community. Here's a list to help you figure them out!
At OUTSaskatoon we believe that Education is one of our greatest tools in working to eliminate homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and the many other issues that negatively affect the Queer community. Our education platform uses a variety of materials, activities, and styles in order to effectively engage with any audience. Whether you're looking for professional development training for your staff, a presentation for your elementary school class, or diversity training for a business that wants to become queer inclusive, we've for the right resources for you!
TransSask Support Services aims to identify, develop, and provide services and resources that meet the needs of trans-identified and sex or gender diverse people within Saskatchewan, as well as those who support them
A resource for people within the medical field who are looking to increase their knowledge and use of gender neutral language. By using gender neutral language we create spaces where everyone is equal and all people are treated with respect.
As an international interdisciplinary, professional organization, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) will work to further the understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counseling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, and other related fields.
WPATH provides opportunities for professionals from various sub-specialties to communicate with each other in the context of research and treatment of gender dysphoria including sponsoring biennial scientific symposia.
WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender dysphoria and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. The SOC are based on the best available science and expert professional consensus.
"We hope that this document will enable more primary care providers to be involved in the care of trans clients. It is a rewarding experience to assist someone with the integration of their gender identity, and we feel privileged to be a part our clients’ transitions. We wish to share this experience with other clinicians" - Sherbourne Health Centre
"We work to establish AMSA as a leader on issues affecting the health of women, intersex and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and support initiatives to improve policy at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for patients through curricular improvement, increased physician education, research and health-related resources. We support physicians-in-training by providing a safe and supportive environment, leadership development opportunities, and advocating for their rights."
HCMA Architecture + Design created this document to help fill a gap in design knowledge around issues relating to universal washrooms and change rooms, and to provide tangible strategies that promote design as a tool for social impact. This resource includes reasoning for why universal washrooms are necessary, best practices in design, and how to make sure universal washrooms are accessible, understandable, and comfortable.
Best Practices in Transition-Related Healthcare in Canada
CPATH is the largest national multidisciplinary, professional organization in the world, working to support the health, wellbeing, and dignity of trans and gender diverse people (trans). Among the professionals included in our membership are family physicians, endocrinologists, pediatricians, surgeons, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, educators, and lawyers, as well as organizational members that provide front line services and support to trans people across Canada.
"Sherbourne Health Centre offers a wide range of primary healthcare programs and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex, queer or questioning individuals. Our goal is to provide dignified, non-judgmental services to help clients feel better, cope better with day-to-day challenges and address specific LGBT health issues."
Trans Care BC’s care coordination team helps connect people in BC to gender-affirming health and wellness supports. Based out of Vancouver, the small team includes health navigators, nurses, peers, and admin support staff. The team has access to the medical director (GP) for consultation as needed.
The team works alongside service providers and community contacts from across the province to help people find care and support as close to home as possible.