Trans Connect

Trans Connect

A health and community program supporting
transgender, two spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the East & West Kootenay regions.

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Read more about the work Trans Connect is doing for trans and non-binary communities and allies in the Kootenays at our program website, by clicking the button below.

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  • Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity (SOGI) age-appropriate presentations for K – 12 classes in schools
  • Trans 101 workshops for groups and communities
  • Professional development for teachers, healthcare professionals, counsellors, and community workers
  • Consulting for service professionals seeking trans-positive information


Support & Community

  • Gender Outlaws groups in Nelson, Trail, and Cranbrook for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, two spirit, intersex, and questioning people (all ages)
  • Under the Umbrella group in Nelson for LGBTQ2IA+, questioning, and allied youth (ages 12 – 18)
  • Kootenay LGBTQ2IA+ events calendar
  • Mentorship & buddy connections


Individual Support

  • Peer support for exploring your gender identity, coming out, emotional support, and supporting a trans loved one
  • Health navigation for hormones, surgeries, and trans-positive physical & mental healthcare
  • Notary services and support for name and gender marker changes on ID
  • Information on human rights  and self-advocacy support
  • Referrals to trans-positive community services


Get in touch

Our Favourite Links & Resources

Facebook group

Kootenay Trans Folk

This facebook group is a great way to connect to other trans people in the Kootenay region, chat, find support, and plug in to local events and opportunities. (Moderated by Trans Connect)

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River Woods
Trans Connect
East Kootenay Program Coordinator
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Trans Care BC @ PHSA

Trans Care BC is our provincial connection to trans health. If you're looking for surgery assessments, medical services information, or guides to print out to bring to your doctor, this is a great resource.

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Nicola Hare
Trans Connect Program Coordinator
(East & West Kootenay + Boundary Regions)

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