– PHSA invites all BC transgender stakeholders for a workshop to be held on 2 May 2015

NOTE:  TAS would like to extend special thanks to:

Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver West End and Coal Harbour, for his assistance in helping Transgender and gender-variant British Columbians access safer care. Mr Chandra Herbert has been a reliable and ardent supporter of minority rights and continues to support the human rights and the well-being of marginalized persons in British Columbia.

Health Minister Terry Lake , MLA for kamloops-North Thompson for hearing the calls for help from transgender people in BC and moving swiftly once he understood the desperate situation of many transgender persons outside of Vancouver who met extreme difficulties accessing trans-competent healthcare.

When government is working together, important strides are made.

We understand and appreciate what you have done and look forward to when Transgender British Columbians are fully supported through excellent healthcare and explicit protection in the BC human rights act. We are fighting one battle at a time, and have made great progress in the health care battle.

As an organization working in transgender advocacy, the Trans Alliance Society is well aware that we would have had a much more difficult time getting to this point without Mr Chandra Herbert’s assistance. TAS urges everyone affected by transgender healthcare decisions – notably youth, families, and elders.
For persons outside of the lower mainland, limited funds have been set aside to cover travel costs associated with participation. The session will take place 02 May 2012 from 10:00 until 4:30 PM at 580 West Hastings

It is TAS’s understanding that Attendance is limited to 100-120 persons

Good afternoon,

The Provincial Health Services Authority would like to invite you to a full day session:

Trans Health Future Directions.

This is an opportunity  for us to share the provincial service planning recommendations that have been developed, build relationships with other professionals and organizations, and most importantly to engage in meaningful dialogue with this diverse community to improve health services.

Detailed information is in the attached invite. (TAS note: refer to featured image)


Arden Krystal
Chief Operating Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vanessa Barron
Consultant, Clinical Transformation
Provincial Health Services Authority

For further information on the PHSA Trans Project process, goals, and mandate the Trans Alliance Society urges you to look on the Provincial Health Services Authority site: here.

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