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Prism Education Series – Transgender Inclusion 101

June 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Trans Inclusion 101- With Nikki Zawadzki and Kelendria Nation

This session 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.

This 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
  • available resources

Register by clicking here.

Accessibility:

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 prism@vch.ca

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.

Details

Date:
June 29, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Prism Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
Phone:
604-588-1214
Email:
prism@vch.ca
Website:
www.vch.ca/prism

Venue

Eye Care Centre – Vancouver General Hospital
2550 Willow Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3N9 Canada
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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

YMCA Immigrant Services – Free Programs for Immigrants
YMCA
Fall 2017 – 2018

Career and Job Search Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 14, 2017 – March 28, 2018 (Wednesdays) 

Small Business Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 30, 2017 – March 24, 2018 (Last Saturday of the month) 

January 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Aspire Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
3 Free Training Sessions for Age 19+
Themes include: A Journey of Survival, Case Management, & Managing Conflict and Resources
January 12, 13 & 15, 2018

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
When: Every Wednesday from January 24 – March 28, 2018 OR
Every Friday from January 26 – March 30, 2018

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Microloans Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Finances for Newcomer Women with Children
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Yarn Circle
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
(Wednesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
All families with children 0-5 years old welcome
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
First Tuesday of every month 

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
MOSAIC

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Family Literacy Outreach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0 – 12 months old 

The Little House Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0-5 years old

West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children birth to 6 years old

Baby Time Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Men’s Group
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Syrian Kids Go!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Community Adult Literacy Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA