This is a new service — your feedback will help us improve it.

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.

upcoming courses

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).

Click here to learn more and register

10 a.m. – 1 p.m 
Introductory counselling module for mental health practitioners with little or no experience working with trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming children and youth.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations
Open to: Mental health providers and students practicing psychotherapy, counselling, and/or advocacy in a variety of settings. This includes but is not limited to registered psychologists, registered social workers, registered psychotherapists, addiction counsellors, etc. This program is tailored for practitioners counselling children and youth.

Click here to learn more and register

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Introductory counselling module for mental health practitioners with little or no experience working with trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming adults and seniors.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations course
Open to: Mental health providers and students practicing psychotherapy, counselling, and/or advocacy in a variety of settings. This includes but is not limited to registered psychologists, registered social workers, registered psychotherapists, addiction counsellors, etc. This program is tailored for practitioners counselling adults and seniors.

Click here to learn more and register

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with co-facilitator Cathy Maser, Clinical Lead, Transgender Clinic, Sick Kids Hospital.
Initiating and monitoring puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth in primary care in Ontario, Canada.
Prerequisite: LGBT2SQ Foundations + 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.
Mainpro+ Certification:4.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (Ontario ONLY)

Click here to learn more and register

RainbowHealthOntario @GBBranstetter Apr 19

Something we need more of is simple explanations from pediatricians about how they respond to dysphoria in kids. Th… https://t.co/5fANUUtP4o

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn Apr 19

Check out RHO's latest Health in Focus resource with info about the healthcare and social service needs of #LGBT2SQtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RainbowHealthOntario @DrJaniceDuMont Apr 16

The #transLINKProject is building a research agenda on #SexualAssault & #IPV against trans/non-binary/Two Spirit pe… https://t.co/sdaRXhFpcb

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn Apr 12

#Mentalhealth professionals: upcoming courses include Foundations for Trans-Positive Counselling: Children & Youth,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…