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Education & Training

LGBT2SQ communities face specific health challenges and barriers to accessing care. RHO offers training for healthcare and social service providers to increase their clinical and cultural competency in caring for their LGBT2SQ service users.

With LGBT2SQ Health Connect, RHO’s new online learning platform, these trainings are now easily accessible from anywhere across the province. Visit learn.rainbowhealthontario.ca today to register for your learning account and access on-demand and scheduled courses. You will get a certificate of completion for each course that you finish.

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), a program of Sherbourne Health, developed this seven-module course on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit (LGBT2SQ) health for healthcare and social service providers. These self-directed modules will help build your foundational knowledge for providing care to LGBT2SQ people, and can be accessed at your convenience.
This course will heighten your comfort level and competency in providing high-quality inclusive, affirming, welcoming; culturally sensitive care.
Open to anyone, this course is a pre-requisite for all other RHO courses.
Mainpro+ Certification: 3.5  Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario ONLY).

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us to learn more about initiating and monitoring puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth in primary care in Ontario, Canada and about providing collaborative treatment for youth.
Mainpro+ Certification: 4.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario ONLY)
Prerequisites: LGBT2SQ Foundations, as well as Transition-Related Hormone Therapy in Primary Health Care course OR experience providing hormone therapy to trans adults.
Open to: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician’s Assistants and students of these professions.

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10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The session addresses creating a positive and welcoming work environment for both LGBT2SQ staff, clients and volunteers. The workshop will explore various strategies such as specific programs and services, HR policies, Intake forms, inclusive language, signage, brochures, and online images. We will view various samples of inclusive practices and forms to make your organizational space more LGBT2SQ friendly.
Prerequisites: LGBT2SQ Foundations.
Open to: Health care and social service workers
Additional sessions on May 12, May 25, June 7 and June 16.

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The June 21 session is full.  This course will repeat at a later date.

This course will help attendees to explain social and legal transition for children, youth, adults, and seniors, explain puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth, explain transition-related hormone therapy for trans and non-binary adults and seniors, explain which transition-related surgeries are funded by the government of Ontario, Canada for trans and non-binary adults and seniors, recognize that transition is a process and it is unique for every person,  and practice according to WPATH’s Standards of Care.

Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations, plus it is strongly recommended that prior to taking this course learners attend Trans 101 – Children and Youth AND/OR Trans 101 – Adults and Seniors.
Open to: All health care and social service providers who provide counselling and advocacy in a variety of settings as well as students.

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1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Assessing and managing vaginoplasty complications in primary health care. By the end of this course, participants will be able to prepare patients for vaginoplasty to minimize the likelihood or severity of post-operative complications, describe common complications post vaginoplasty, assess concerning symptoms post vaginoplasty, and manage common complications that occur after vaginoplasty

Prerequisites: LGBT2SQ Foundations and experience working with trans and non-binary people in primary health care.

Open to: ONLY Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, and students of these disciplines.

Our June 15 session is full. Spots are open for July 8.

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10 a.m. – 1 p.m

Learn to prepare patients for masculinizing surgeries to minimize the likelihood or severity of post-operative complications, describe common complications post masculinizing surgeries, assess concerning symptoms post masculinizing surgeries and manage common complications that occur after masculinizing surgeries.

Mainpro+ Certification: No Mainpro+ certification at this time.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations AND experience working with trans and non-binary people in primary health care.
Open to: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, and students of these disciplines.

Our June 10 session is full. Spots are open for July 15.

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After taking this course, attendees will be able to recognize how cisnormativity influences health care and health care access, identify social determinants of health and the impact of transphobia for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming adults and seniors, unpack common counselling issues through the lens of intersectionality and minority stress and explore gender expression and gender identity with clients who are at the beginning of their journey.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations
Open to: All health care and social service providers who provide counselling and advocacy in a variety of settings as well as students.

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The last session of this sold-out course was May 11. This course will repeat at a later date.

After taking this course, attendees will be able to identify social determinants of health and the impact of transphobia for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming children and youth, provide trans-positive counselling in the context of interpersonal and systemic discrimination that affects mental health, explore with parents of trans and non-binary youth common misconceptions about gender identity and expression, explore gender expression and gender identity with clients who are at the beginning of their journey.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations
Open to: All health care and social service providers who provide counselling and advocacy in a variety of settings as well as students.

upcoming courses

For more information on upcoming courses or to register, visit learn.rainbowhealthontario.ca

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