Trans Health Care

  • Sherbourne’s focus on LGBTQ people has resulted in our Centre having a larger than average population of trans clients. To improve access to care for trans people, Sherbourne offers a variety of health and support services for trans and gender non-conforming clients.

    • Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) & Referrals
      All of our primary care providers across our family health teams are fully trained to provide surgery planning visits and referrals for transition-related surgeries (TRS). For more information and updates on TRS, visit Changes to Transition-Related Surgery Access & You.
    • Transition Related Care at Acute Respite Care (ARC) Program
      The ARC Program, which provides 24/7 care for those in need of a safe place to recuperate from a medical condition, illness or surgery, admits clients for post-surgical recovery and transition-related care.
    • Trans Support Groups
      We offer a variety of support groups for trans people, including social drop-in groups for adults and youth who identify as trans, and peer-to-peer support groups for trans men who are considering, waiting for, or have undergone TRS. View our Community & Drop-In Groups page for more information.
    • TRS Training for Healthcare Providers
      Our Rainbow Health Ontario program continues to coordinate and train healthcare providers across the province to provide TRS referrals to clients.
    • Guidelines & Protocols for Trans Care
      A working group of healthcare providers at Sherbourne, along with trans community members, developed a protocol to reflect and inform hormone administration in a clinical setting. For more information, view Guidelines & Protocols for Trans Care.
    • Fact Sheet: Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)* Frequently Asked Questions
      This FAQ is a guide to the assessment and referral process for Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Approval for OHIP funding. The resource is intended for persons considering transition-related surgery in Ontario, and the people supporting them.