Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

Gender-Affirming Care Project News

Project News & Stories | Gender-Affirming Care Project ✨ Resources Launch, January, 2023

The Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care project is an initiative that brings together local physicians, transgender advocates, allied organizations & patient partners to help strengthen gender-affirming care in our region.

The project team is excited to celebrate the launch of new tools & resources to support & empower practitioners within the provision of gender-affirming primary health care & assist local patients & families in navigating health care, services & support.

We warmly invite you to explore these new resources & welcome your feedback!

Dr. Lauren Galbraith (she/her)
KB Family Physician & Project Lead

Nicola Hare

Trans Connect Coordinator, ANKORS


Gender Affirming Care: A Road Map >

A resource booklet for Kootenay Boundary transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary, gender diverse people & allies to help in navigating health care, services & support. Includes information, tools & resources on navigating health care, gender expression & social transitioning, community & peer supports & more. Each journey is unique & we hope that this booklet can help to support your journey in whatever form it may take.


Kootenay Boundary Practitioner Info Hub >

Primary care practitioners & health care teams are uniquely well-positioned to provide & improve access to gender-affirming health care. Each patient’s journey is unique & the best care happens when the team surrounding the patient is working together with a team-based approach. Within the resource hub, you’ll find clinical tools & resources to support & empower you within the provision of welcoming & inclusive care.



Questions / Feedback? Interested in a printed booklet copies? ~ We’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us via communications@kbdivision.ca



Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care Project Team:
Dr. Lauren Galbraith (Family Physician Lead), Dr. Rachel McDonald (Specialist Physician Lead), Nicola Hare (Trans Connect Coordinator), Lucas Wilson (Trans Care BC), Dr. Mike Robinson, Dr. Marian Berry, Dr. Nicoleta Bobocea, Dr. Libby McCoid, Dr. Jeanette Boyd, Tanya Momtazian, Stephanie Wiggins, Linden Jennings, Steve Anderson (Shared Care Project Manager), Cecilia Tjader (Shared Care Administrative Coordinator), Leila Dale (KB Division Project Evaluator), Katie Tabor & Kim Buratto (KB Division Communications)