Trans Health Navigator Project
The Trans Health Navigator Project is run through a collaboration between OUTSaskatoon, University of Saskatchewan, and UR Pride. The project employs two full time TRANS Health Navigator! These roles work to identify gaps in the current health care system and work to improve healthcare access for trans and gender diverse people in Saskatchewan. This is a pilot project which is set to run until August 2022.
Unfortunately, many healthcare providers lack knowledge surrounding basic cultural safety of trans and gender-diverse folks. With this project, we are hoping to bridge some of those basic healthcare gaps and provide guidance and support to trans and gender-diverse folks seeking healthcare that is not limited to gender affirmation, but whole-person care that is inclusive and respectful.
What kinds of services can you access with a Trans Health Navigator?
Trans Health Navigators can help with anything related to healthcare services and accessing resources for trans folks, including:
- Learning about support groups
- Help with name changes
- Help with changing gender markers
- Finding gender affirming products
- Process for starting hormones
- Process for getting referrals
- Finding trans-friendly doctors & setting up appointments
- Accompaniment for doctor appointments (depending on COVID-19 news/restrictions/and current cases)
The TRANS Health Navigator is also available for:
- Healthcare professionals/ organizations looking for resources and ways to facilitate safe spaces and care for trans folks