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Self-Advocacy

Service navigation skills for all trans and non-binary folks

For generations, trans and non-binary folks have relied on their ability to navigate healthcare services and stand up for their rights to receive affirming and appropriate care. As healthcare providers still lag behind with trans competency, we must continue to advocate for ourselves and each other.

Check out this tool to help facilitate affirming conversations with health care providers below…

Graphic by Janica Adams

Instructions: 

  1. Click here to download this Trans Health Card.
  2. Input the information you wish to share with your care providers.
  3. Print the completed Trans Health Card.
  4. Fold the card like an accordian.
  5. Present your Trans Health Card along with your Ontario Health Card when accessing healthcare services.

For more tips on how to advocate for yourself within the health care system, check out this zine on self-advocacy below…

Zine designed by @mxkocreates

To download and share this self-advocacy skills zine, click here.

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