Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

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.

Created through the Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care Project, an initiative that brings together local physicians, transgender advocates, allied organizations & practitioners to help strengthen gender-affirming care in our region.

Includes information, tools & resources:

  • Navigating Health Care
  • Mental Wellness Resources
  • Gender Expression & Social Transitioning
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Connection & Support
  • Financial Support
  • And more...

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Within your journey, you're the unique expert. Access to welcoming & affirming health care & services that support you, your goals & needs is your right - every step of the way.

We warmly invite you to use this booklet in whatever way is most helpful to you & your allied supporters in navigating health care, services & supports along the way.

Primary care providers (family physicians & nurse practitioners) are here to help you get the care & information you need to further align with your gender identity - whether it’s access to social transition resources, discussions on hormone therapy &/or gender affirming surgeries - as close to home as possible. Your health care team may include a variety of professionals working together to best meet your goals.

Peer support or groups can be an amazing & helpful opportunity to ask questions in a safe, welcoming space & connect with others with shared lived experience.

We hope this booklet will help support your unique journey, in whatever form it may take.

Dr. Lauren Galbraith (she/her)
Kootenay Boundary Family Physician,
KB Gender-Affirming Care Project Lead

Nicola Hare (she/her)
Trans Connect Coordinator,





Interested in printed copies of this resource booklet for yourself, your supporters, or your community organization? Reach out to communications@kbdivision.ca.

Are you a local health care practitioner? We warmly invite you to explore the practitioner tools & resources page > 



This resource has been created through the Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care project with the funding & support the Shared Care Committee, a joint committee of Doctors of BC & the BC Ministry of Health.

With humility & in the spirit of active reconciliation, we acknowledge that our work in the Kootenay Boundary region takes place on the traditional, ancestral, & unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, Ktunaxa, & Secwépemc First Nations, & is home to the Métis & many diverse Aboriginal communities.