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Prism Education Series- Transgender Inclusion 101
Thu, 29 June 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Trans Inclusion 101- With Nikki Zawadzki and Kelendria Nation
Due to increased demand, we’ve added multiple sessions of this course. In the session, we will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and gender diverse individuals in a variety of social service and healthcare settings. The goal of this session is to increase safety and access to services for trans and gender diverse individuals, in order to promote health and wellness.
Target audience: Nurses, physicians, social workers, counsellors, mental health and addiction workers, housing workers, outreach teams, shelter staff, etc. In addition, we strongly encourage managers, supervisors, directors and administrative/support staff to attend. Students and volunteers working in the health and social service field are also welcome.
*This session is free of charge, but registration is required. Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend as we have a wait list.
The session will cover:
-the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation
-language & key concepts relating to trans people
-what transition may involve & issues unique to trans individuals
-intersectionality, colonization and marginalized identities
-societal discrimination and family rejection
-review of current health literature
-allyship for non-LGBT2Q+ folks
-creating more inclusive environments
-gender affirming policy and practice recommendations
The Eye Care Centre is a fragrance free space; please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or other scented products.
The Eye Care Centre is wheelchair accessible.
If you require ASL, or other accomodations, please email
Also- there is absolutely no food or drink permitted in the auditorium. There is a snack shop on the 2nd floor of the building that you may access during the break.