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Prism Education Series – Transgender Inclusion 101

June 29 @ 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
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

Skills Training Centre
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
September – November 2017

Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources society
September 11 – November 30, 2017

Canadian Fitness Connection
YMCA
September 22 – December 08, 2017

Childcare Career Exploration
YMCA
September 23 – December 09, 2017

Community Leaders Igniting Change
Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition
September 28 – December 14, 2017

Citizenship Preparation and Participation Course
YMCA
September 29 – December 01, 2017 

English Conversation Circle
MOSAIC
October 6- November 17

Impact Mentorship
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 28 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 14, 2017 

Taste-Buds with Chef Andrew
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 9, 2017 

Food Skills Program – Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 15, 2017 

Effective Parenting After Separation
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 12 – November 16, 2017

My Tween and Me – parenting program for Parents with Children aged 7-12
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 28 – December 2, 2017

Caring Neighbours at Christmas
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
October 31 – November 30, 3017 

November 2017 Workshops
ISSofBC
November, 2017 

Free Activities for Newcomers
MOSAIC
November, 2017

Get in the Know! With Alden Habacon
Driving Organizational Change, Fostering Inclusion, Building Intercultural Skills & Knowledge
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Workshops in December, 2017 

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

2016 – 2017 Program Dates
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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