For those seeking gender-affirming healthcare, including hormone therapy, surgery referrals, finding an affirming doctor, and accompaniment to appointments, there is a new service for navigating the healthcare system: Trans Health Navigators.
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.
Saskatoon and Northern Saskatchewan
Regina and Southern Saskatchewan
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.