Trans Health Care

    • Update on Sherbourne’s Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) Supports

      Thanks for your interest in Sherbourne Health’s Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) supports. We are in the process of redeveloping our surgical support programs in order to make them more effective and inclusive, as well as reflective and responsive to the diverse needs of Toronto’s trans and non-binary communities. We know it is important for trans folks […]

    Sherbourne’s focus on LGBT2SQ 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 non-binary clients.

    Trans and non-binary health programs and resources available through Sherbourne

    • 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.