For those seeking gender-affirming healthcare, including hormone therapy, surgery referrals, finding an affirming doctor, and accompaniment to appointments, the Trans Health Navigators can help navigate the healthcare system. The Trans Health Navigators are part of a research project by the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Rehabilitation Science and Academic Family Medicine, in collaboration with OUTSaskatoon and UR Pride. This research project aims to improve health care experiences for transgender and gender diverse people in Saskatchewan. There are two Trans Health Navigators, each assigned to a particular half of the province.
Reach out to Elijah or Ken for assistance with accessing healthcare in your area. Trans Health Navigators are also able to assist in a number of other ways — including with name changes, changing gender markers, and finding support groups. See UR Pride’s website for more information.
Created by the Saskatchewan Transgender Health Coalition (STHC), the Saskatchewan Medical Transition Guide is intended for transgender and gender diverse individuals seeking to medically transition in the province of Saskatchewan. The guide offers information around what processes and procedures related to medically transitioning are available within and outside the province of Saskatchewan, how and where to access these services, and what services are covered by Saskatchewan Health Authority.
The STHC is a coalition of trans patients, activists, advocates, and allies, 2SLGBTQIAP+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual) service organizations, along with frontline healthcare practitioners, and administrative/support staff. The coalition’s goal is to improve access to and quality of trans and transition related healthcare and mental healthcare in the province of Saskatchewan.