- Peer Support
- Crisis counselling
- Information and referrals
- Service navigator
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Trans Affirming
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Online resource
All people who identify as a diverse and/or non-conforming gender, including trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit individuals, experience even greater adversity with less support and resources.
We at the Howe Sound Women’s Centre welcome and celebrate gender diversity! All trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people are welcome to receive any needed support regarding barriers, harm, discrimination and more.
Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?
We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.
See below for responses for this listing.
Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?
Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
—Not applicable (please explain why this is not applicable)
So far forms have not been updated, they don't have any gender or sex specific questions.
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
—Yes, to some extent
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?)
Our staff is experienced with mental health concerns and barriers.
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?
—Yes, to some extent
Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?
Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.
Yes, the majority is engaged in decolonizing practices, such as identifying destructive beliefs and practices, reclaiming Indigenous beliefs and practices, land acknowledgment, and learning from successful decolonization to improve social work practice with Indigenous populations.
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?
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Last updated: February 24, 2022
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