Rainbow Health Ontario

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We work with LGBT communities, service providers, researchers, policy makers and government representatives in three main areas: Information and Consultation, Education and Training, and Research and Policy. Our services include:

Nous travaillons avec les communautés LGBT, prestataires de services, chercheurs, décideurs et représentants du gouvernement dans trois grands domaines : information et

consultation, éducation et formation et recherche et politiques. Nos services comprennent:

- Maintaining a comprehensive website featuring searchable databases of LGBT health information, news and events.
- Consulting with health and social service providers and community groups on program development, organizational change, clinical standards and protocols.
- Supporting the development of local community-based health promotion strategies, e.g. surveys, program partnerships, advocacy work.
- Creating health education and health communications materials that address LGBT health issues.
- Developing partnerships with universities, colleges and licensing bodies to create appropriate curriculum materials, and ensure competence among health care and social service providers.
- Providing a database of trainers across Ontario and developing special training initiatives and curricula.
- Hosting a provincial conference offering skills development, networking and partnership opportunities.
- Developing partnerships with researchers, funders and policy makers to gather LGBT health data and to encourage more LGBT health research in Ontario.
- Promoting the use of existing LGBT health research to promote evidence-based practice and informed public policy.

- Maintenir un site Web complet avec des bases de données interrogeables des événements, des nouvelles et des renseignements sur la santé LGBT.
- Consulter avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé et services sociaux et des groupes communautaires sur le développement de programme, changement organisationnel, normes cliniques et protocoles.
- Soutenir le développement de stratégies communautaires de promotion de la santé, par exemple: enquêtes, partenariats, plaidoyer.
- Création de matériel éducatif et de communication qui adresse les enjeux de santé LGBT
- Développer des partenariats avec des universités, des collèges et des organismes de réglementation professionnelle pour créer des ouvrages éducatifs appropriés et assurer une compétence parmi les fournisseurs de soins de santé et de services sociaux.
- Maintenir une base de données d'animateur-formateur de l'Ontario et créer de nouveaux ateliers et outils de formation
- Organiser une conférence provinciale, offrant des possibilités de développement de compétences, de réseautage et de partenariats.
- Développer des partenariats avec les chercheurs, les bailleurs de fonds et les décideurs pour recueillir des données de santé LGBT et encourager la recherche sur la santé LGBT en Ontario.
- Promouvoir l'utilisation de la recherche sur la santé LGBT existante pour encourager la pratique factuelle et des politiques publiques éclairées.

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Rainbow Health Ontario is committed to promoti...
05/17/2024

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Rainbow Health Ontario is committed to promoting 2SLGBTQ-affirming care in the healthcare system through our resources, trainings, and advocacy. If you are a health care professional looking for support, here are two ways we can help:

- We offer on-demand and live courses online for service providers seeking to improve their clinical and cultural competency. See our trainings: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

- Looking to read reference guides, best practices, and more? Check out our Resource Library: https://loom.ly/1Omud1k

We hope these supports encourage everyone working in Ontario's healthcare system to actively challenge oppression and stigma in their practices & workplaces.

05/14/2024

“It doesn't matter what they say. What matters the most is the kids that we give care to."

Toronto pediatrician Dr. Buencamino shares these words with health care providers targeted by verbal harassment for providing gender-affirming services.

To hear how Dr. Buencamino countered anti-trans hate, listen to episode 3 of our 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus podcast.

Episode page: https://loom.ly/lO5UNwA
Spotify: https://loom.ly/WPN3Om4

We've had a great time at the Pri-Med Canada Conference! It's been great to meet so many health care professionals looki...
05/09/2024

We've had a great time at the Pri-Med Canada Conference! It's been great to meet so many health care professionals looking to increase their 2SGLBTQ clinical and cultural competency.

On May 27, RHO will host Autism and Gender Identity, an intermediate counselling module for health care and social servi...
05/08/2024

On May 27, RHO will host Autism and Gender Identity, an intermediate counselling module for health care and social service practitioners with little or no experience working with autistic clients who identify as trans or non-binary.

After taking this course, participants will have learned about autism from a neurodivergence framework, as well as how to provide trans-positive health care in the context of interpersonal and systemic discrimination towards autistic people.

To register for Autism and Gender Identity: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Several of Rainbow Health Ontario's upcoming training sessions this spring are for health and social service providers w...
05/06/2024

Several of Rainbow Health Ontario's upcoming training sessions this spring are for health and social service providers who are interested in enhancing their care for trans people:

• Trans 101 –Transitioning
• Trans 101 – Children and Adolescents
• Trans 101 – Adults and Older Adults
• Transition-related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care
• Puberty Suppression for Trans Youth in Primary Health Care
• Transition-related Surgeries: Planning, Referral, and Care
• Autism and Gender Identity

For course dates and to register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Are your trans patients asking for surgery-related supports? We are offering our Mainpro+ accredited course Transition-r...
05/02/2024

Are your trans patients asking for surgery-related supports? We are offering our Mainpro+ accredited course Transition-related Surgeries: Planning, Referral, and Care for Ontario-based health care providers on Thursday, May 23.

Learn more and register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Our course 2SLGBTQ Trauma Informed Care is an introductory course for   and social service providers who work with 2SLGB...
05/01/2024

Our course 2SLGBTQ Trauma Informed Care is an introductory course for and social service providers who work with 2SLGBTQ people who experience trauma.

The next session takes place on Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more and register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

04/30/2024

Are you an Ontario service provider with questions about providing trans health care? The RHO Trans Health Mentorship Call is a teleconference that connects clinicians with peers who have experience caring for trans & non-binary service users.

The next call is this Wednesday, May 1 at noon. To register: https://loom.ly/siZNfWU

Spots are available for our online course Trans 101 – Children and Adolescents. This program is tailored for Ontario hea...
04/26/2024

Spots are available for our online course Trans 101 – Children and Adolescents. This program is tailored for Ontario health care and social service providers who work with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming children and youth.

The next session takes place on Wednesday, May 15 from 1:30 - 5 p.m. To register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

New research project seeking 2SLGBTQ participants who are expecting their first child: Assessing the Usability, Acceptab...
04/25/2024

New research project seeking 2SLGBTQ participants who are expecting their first child: Assessing the Usability, Acceptability, Inclusivity, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Novel Online Program Aimed to Promote Sexual Well-being Among Sexual and Gender/Sex Diverse New Parents.

Learn more: https://loom.ly/hBFmz4o

Our online course "Vaginoplasty: Post-operative Complications in Primary Health Care" returns this Friday, from 1-5 p.m....
04/24/2024

Our online course "Vaginoplasty: Post-operative Complications in Primary Health Care" returns this Friday, from 1-5 p.m. Participants will learn how to advise patients, as well as minimize and assess concerning symptoms post-vaginoplasty.

Register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Looking for le***an health resources for your waiting room, office, or community space? Our "About Le***an Health" broch...
04/23/2024

Looking for le***an health resources for your waiting room, office, or community space? Our "About Le***an Health" brochure highlights the health needs of le***ans and women who have s*x with women (WSW) ***anVisibilityWeek

Get the brochure from the RHO Shop: https://loom.ly/QQethxo

04/22/2024

Hormone replacement therapy is important to many trans rural Ontarians. Unfortunately, it can also be incredibly challenging to access.

To hear a first-hand account, listen to Natalie's story on episode 2 of 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus: https://loom.ly/fFdkM3A

And check out other episodes on our show page: https://loom.ly/NUCHUgg

Our instructors play a pivotal role in ensuring health care providers make the most out of RHO trainings. In this interv...
04/19/2024

Our instructors play a pivotal role in ensuring health care providers make the most out of RHO trainings. In this interview with educator Juan-Sebastian Ortiz, learn what goes into developing courses for 2SLGBTQ health education.

Read the full interview: https://loom.ly/qaOw6F8

By taking our course Transition-related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care,   providers will learn best practices fo...
04/18/2024

By taking our course Transition-related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care, providers will learn best practices for supporting trans and non-binary clients interested in hormone therapy.

Sessions take place on Wednesday April 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday, June 12, 1 – 5 p.m.

Learn more and register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Our course 2SLGBTQ Trauma Informed Care is an introductory course for Ontario-based health and social service providers ...
04/11/2024

Our course 2SLGBTQ Trauma Informed Care is an introductory course for Ontario-based health and social service providers who work with people who experience trauma.

The next date of Trauma Informed Care takes place on Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more and register: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

Research project seeking trans and gender-diverse participants: Exploring care experiences and expectations in transgend...
04/02/2024

Research project seeking trans and gender-diverse participants: Exploring care experiences and expectations in transgender and gender diverse individuals living with inflammatory bowel disease in Canada.

Learn more: https://loom.ly/hB6I-NM

On Trans Day of Visibility, we're sharing ways Rainbow Health Ontario can help health care providers make our healthcare...
03/31/2024

On Trans Day of Visibility, we're sharing ways Rainbow Health Ontario can help health care providers make our healthcare system more equitable for trans, non-binary, and Two Spirit people.

🎓We offer several trans competency trainings for health and social service providers in Ontario. Our most recent course, Autism and Gender Identity, will launch this Spring. See our course offerings: https://loom.ly/8fOLiZI

☎️Twice a month we host the Trans Health Mentorship Call, where any Ontario health care provider can ask questions and chat with experienced peers. To register: https://loom.ly/siZNfWU

🎧Our podcast 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus released a timely two-part episode sharing the ways that transphobia impacts the delivery of health care, and how providers can resist the rise in anti-trans hate. Listen to parts 1 and 2 of Countering Anti-Trans Hate for Health Care Providers: https://loom.ly/hgdaZdI

🦺With the release of these episodes, Rainbow Health Ontario is also publishing "Managing Anti-Trans Harassment for Health Care Providers," a free toolkit to help health care providers build resilience and resistance to anti-trans harassment.
In English: https://loom.ly/wVR_EsQ
In French: https://loom.ly/yt88CBM

📖Other entries in our Resource Library include our guides to social transition tools for transfeminine and transmasculine people. Visit the library: https://loom.ly/1Omud1k

Medical allyship is important year-round. We hope to continue supporting all service providers interested in bettering trans community health.

Research project seeking trans and non-binary youth participants: Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey. For more informati...
03/28/2024

Research project seeking trans and non-binary youth participants: Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey. For more information: https://loom.ly/ZvMyg2M

Nimkee Nupigawagan Youth Healing Centre  will be hosting its first Two Spirit Intake for Indigenous youth ages 18 to 25 ...
03/26/2024

Nimkee Nupigawagan Youth Healing Centre will be hosting its first Two Spirit Intake for Indigenous youth ages 18 to 25 who are seeking support for substance use. Intake takes place from April 14 to June 28. For more information: https://loom.ly/XglAdTg

03/20/2024

The RHO Trans Health Mentorship Call is a teleconference that connects Ontario-based clinicians with peers who have experience caring for trans & non-binary service users ☎️ The next call is today at noon.

To register: https://loom.ly/MsMTBzs

03/13/2024

"Your position as a provider is one of leadership and to not take that seriously to me is a disservice to the community. The biggest change that I as a physician can impart [to other physicians] is education and empowerment to work with q***r and trans people."

On episode 2 of 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus, Dr. Sean Bristowe shares words of wisdom for fellow rural health care providers. Hear more about 2SLGBTQ rural health on our podcast: https://loom.ly/NUCHUgg

03/01/2024

The RHO Trans Health Mentorship Call is a teleconference that connects Ontario-based clinicians with peers who have experience caring for trans & non-binary service users ☎️ The next call is next Wednesday, March 6 at noon.

To register: https://loom.ly/MsMTBzs

02/28/2024

Soocietal narratives have a big role to play in the attitudes health care providers may have about trans communities. gives her insights on health equity in episode 3 of 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus.

Listen: https://loom.ly/hgdaZdI

Today's the day: the season finale of our podcast 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus is out now! For anyone who works in health car...
02/27/2024

Today's the day: the season finale of our podcast 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus is out now! For anyone who works in health care and is paying attention to growing transphobia in Canada, this is a must listen.

With the release of these episodes, Rainbow Health Ontario is also publishing "Managing Anti-Trans Harassment for Health Care Providers," a free toolkit to help health care providers experiencing or expecting anti-trans harassment.

To listen to the season finale and read the toolkit: https://loom.ly/hgdaZdI

02/22/2024

Following up with q***r and trans patients can be an act of care. On our rural health episode, Dr. Sean Bristowe shares what it’s like to be a trans healthcare provider and offers tips for service providers.

Hear more from Dr. Bristowe on 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus, Rainbow Health Ontario's podcast: rainbowhealthontario.ca/podcast

02/21/2024

“In some of my work, I’ve had people travel from hours away.”

Accessibility is a major issue when it comes to 2SLGBTQ rural health care. On episode 2 of 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus, Dr. Sean Sullivan gives us a lay of the land when it comes to the common experiences of physicians who see rural patients.

Hear more from the podcast: https://loom.ly/NUCHUgg

OUT NOW: Rural Health for 2SLGBTQ Patients and Providers, episode 2 of of 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus. Listen to the full ep...
02/20/2024

OUT NOW: Rural Health for 2SLGBTQ Patients and Providers, episode 2 of of 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus. Listen to the full episode: rainbowhealthontario.ca/podcast

On this episode:

🌐Natalie, an Arnprior resident, shares the challenges of accessing rural gender-affirming care
⚕️️ Dr. Sean Sullivan from NOSM University—Université de l'EMNO tells us common issues faced by people who provide and access 2SLGBTQ health care
⚧️ Dr. Sean Bristowe sheds light on what it’s like to be a rural trans service provider
💞 Sharp Dopler gives providers food for thought on emotional wellbeing and the importance of cultural traditions

Let us know what you think! Reviews and shares help us greatly. Tune in again next week for our final episodes, which will cover anti-trans hate and the role service providers play in addressing it.

02/14/2024

"I really think the onus is on us as providers to catch ourselves up whenever we need to."

Dr. Jordan Goodridge joins 2SLGBTQ Health In Focus to discuss the importance of continuing education, specifically in the area of 2SLGBTQ health. Hear more from Dr. Goodridge on 2SLGBTQ Health in Focus, Rainbow Health Ontario's podcast for service providers: https://loom.ly/l_DSZtQ

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