Webinar recording: Providing affirming care for trans youth

On November 6, 2019, the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario initiative presented a webinar: "Providing affirming care for trans youth."

Watch the webinar recording. Download the presentation slides in English or French, and the background information.

This webinar aimed to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify terminology and concepts related to gender identity.
  • Describe elements of trans-affirming care through an intersectional lens.
  • Understand challenges and barriers faced by trans individuals when accessing mental health and social services.
  • Identify specific practices needed to create a trans-inclusive care setting within YWHO context.
  • Appreciate the rich experience and knowledge young trans and gender non-conforming people possess in understanding and prioritizing their needs for affirmative care.

The presenters

  • Fae Johnstone (she/them). Based in Ottawa, Fae is a trans and LGBTQ2+ educator, consultant, and writer and has a background in the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector. She is a community organizer working in Canada to advocate for issues related to sex positivity, trans liberation and rights, and anti-oppression issues.
  • Jack Lewis (he/him). Based in Toronto, Jack is a bi-racial trans identified individual. Jack is an advocate and community educator within LGBTQ+ communities of colour. Jack is currently completing the Child and Youth Care program at Humber College and is a peer support worker at LGBT Youthline.

Visit youthhubs.ca to learn more about Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO).

This webinar was part of the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario Equity and Engagement Learning Series.