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Gender Diversity Inclusion Support Worer

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Summary

  • Peer Support Peer Support
  • Crisis counselling Crisis counselling
  • Information and referrals Information and referrals
  • Service navigator  Service navigator
  • Free Free
  • LGBQ+ Affirming  LGBQ+ Affirming
  • Trans Affirming Trans Affirming
  • Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
  • Online resource 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?

—Yes

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?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

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?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?

—Yes

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)?)

—No

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?

—Yes

Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?

—Yes

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

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?

- Yes

Address

38021 Third Avenue
Squamish, BC
V8B0B4

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Last updated: February 24, 2022
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