Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program working to improve access to services and promote the health of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide valuable resources for all stakeholders including: community groups, service providers, researchers, policy makers and educators.
CPATH is the largest national multidisciplinary, professional organization in the world, working to support the health, wellbeing, and dignity of trans and gender diverse people (trans). Among the professionals included in our membership are family physicians, endocrinologists, pediatricians, surgeons, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, educators, and lawyers, as well as organizational members that provide front line services and support to trans people across Canada. Professional members, both cisgender and trans, are responsible for the governance of the organization, and lay trans and allied community members attend our conferences and contribute as volunteers on committees.
We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is accessible and safe for all trans and LGBTQ2+ people. We are dedicated to training staff in the areas of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation so that everyone who walks through our doors feels heard and respected, and can access the services they need to be well.
WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender dysphoria and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions.
This article discusses how gender identity typically develops and how parents and caregivers can promote healthy gender development in children. It's important to remember that each child is unique and may develop at a different pace.