Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

Gender-Affirming Care | Practitioner Resources

Gender Affirming Care Tools

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. Here you’ll find team based clinical tools & resources to support & empower you within the provision of care for Kootenay Boundary transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary, & gender-diverse people.



Gender Affirming Care Road Map
For Kootenay Boundary Patients & Families >

Easily share key resources with patients & families to support their journey. Created through the Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care project.

Order booklets for your clinic, contact communications@kbdivision.ca > 

Gender-Affirming Care Road Map
For Kootenay Boundary Practitioners > 

Gender-affirming care & referral pathways for adult & youth patients, alongside practitioner resources at a glance.

Order copies for your clinic, contact communications@kbdivision.ca > 

Gender-Affirming Care Primary Care Toolkit
Trans Care BC >

Created with GPs & NPs in mind, this toolkit shares information about gender-affirming care options & tools to assist with initiating and/or maintaining hormone therapy, & more.

Clinical Mentorship Calls
Trans Care BC >

Thursdays 12:10-1:00 pm PST via Zoom.

Join a call to learn, & get your questions answered.

Click the link to find out more & sign up, or email trans.edu@phsa.ca.


Health Care Navigation Team
Trans Care BC > 

The team is here to support both patients & practitioners.

Call with questions, for resource information & for general support: 1-866-599-1514

CME Accredited Practitioner Training
Trans Care BC >

CME accredited learning opportunities to build & advance practitioner skills in gender-affirming primary care.

Trainings offered via Zoom are aimed at a family physician & nurse practitioner audience. 

Social & Medical Transitioning Resources
Trans Care BC >

Access a variety of up-to-date relevant resources to support your patients within social transitioning (including ID & name change info), hormone therapy, surgery information & more.

ANKORS Trans Connect >

A health & community program supporting transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the Kootenays. Trans Connect offers community education, one-to-one support, groups, & more. Find out more about their programs & services.

BC Children's Hospital Gender Clinic >

Functions as a “clinic without walls” to deliver readiness assessments & endocrine care (puberty blockers & hormone therapy) to children & youth. The team (Endocrinologist, Endocrine Nurse Clinician, & Social Worker/Counsellor) works in partnership with community & hospital mental health professionals (Psychiatrists & Psychologists) & the BC Transgender Clinical Care Group. 

Clinic Services Road Map for Families >

Rainbow Health Ontario >

Rainbow Health Ontario offers practitioner learning modules, including youth-focussed courses such as Trans 101: Children & Youth & Puberty Suppression. 

Pathways BC >

Check out Pathways for additional clinical & community resources.

Please note: Pathways BC login is required.



This practitioner resource has been created through the Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care Project, a collaborative initiative that brings together local physicians, transgender advocates, allied organizations & practitioners to help strengthen gender-affirming care in our region.


Questions / Suggestions / Feedback: Contact kbdoctors@kbdivision.ca

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