Transgender Inclusion 101: The Basics

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Transgender Inclusion 101: The Basics

This free session will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and other gender diverse individuals in healthcare settings

By Prism Services, Vancouver Coastal Health

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Jan 26, 2021 1:00 PM - Tue, Nov 21, 2023 2:30 PM PST



About this event

In this free session, delivered by Prism Services, we will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and other gender diverse individuals in a variety of healthcare and social/community support settings. Our goal is to increase safety and access to services, in order to promote health and wellness.

Please note- all Health Authority staff are required to register through the Learning Hub at:

The course 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-LGBT2QI+ folks-creating more inclusive environments-gender affirming policy and practice recommendations-available resources.

Target Audience: 

This course is targeted to healthcare and social service providers; we welcome health authority staff and physicians, as well as providers from community agencies. In addition, we strongly encourage leadership and administrative/support staff to attend. Students and volunteers working in healthcare and social/community support settings are also welcome.


If you require ASL, or other accommodations, please email

About the organizer

Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) education, information and referral program for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Two Spirit, Queer and Intersex + (LGBT2QI+) communities

Our Prism Services program mandate is to provide workshops and training for VCH internal programs. On occasion, we are able to provide targeted training to health care providers and community members. 

 Prism also refers individuals to LGBT2QI+ groups, counselling, resource information and services in the VCH region.

 How do I contact Prism?

Prism Services would like to acknowledge that we operate within the Ancestral, Traditional and Unceded Territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations. Because we work on unceded and ancestoral lands without explicit formal invitiation from these nations, we make a commitment to work towards decolonizing our professional practice and daily lives in an effort to acknowledge the Indigenous territories on which we reside and work within.