TransSask Support Services, Inc. is a province wide support and resource network for all sex and gender diverse people, including (but not limited to) transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as their spouses, family, friends and allies. Founded in 2011, TransSask officially incorporated on August 30, 2012.
OUTSaskatoon is now offering free, short-term counselling for those in the queer community, their partners, and their family members. For more information or to book your first appointment please contact our Outreach & Support Services Coordinator: [email protected]
SHR has great counsellors who can provide you or your loved one with support and resources. Check out The Q List for contact information.
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need.
TransSask Support Services's website also includes a lot of great educational information, including several pamphlets that are easy to print off.
An online book that explains gender in an inclusive and comprehensive way; accessible for any age.
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action. *They created the gender unicorn!
The study, funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research and completed in collaboration with universities and health researchers across Canada, is the first and largest of its kind in Canada, with 923 individuals participating between the ages 14-25. They answered a range of questions in English or French on their home and school life, physical and mental health, access to health care, and gender identity. Data show that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.
A five minute digital short about a young trans boy named Ryland, his family, and their story.
Transgeneration (2005) is an eight-part documentary series that explores the lives of college students at campuses across the country over the course of an academic year. The project won the Outstanding Documentary GLAAD award in 2006 and has become a key educational media tool in the area of transgender studies. I saw the project from development through post. It had its festival premiere at the 2005 Frameline Film Festival and its television premiere shortly thereafter on the Sundance Channel.
Information on Transitioning
All the questions you had about chest binding, but were afraid to ask! For many people using a binder can be absolutely life-changing and lifesaving, but only if it’s done safely. This Buzzfeed article does a great job of introducing you to what binding is, how to bind safely, and where to find binders.
If you are in need of a new doctor, counselor, or other service provider, OUTSaskatoon's list of queer-friendly service providers is a great place to start.