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).
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
Also available on December 8.
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.
Also available on Friday, December 3, 2021.
1 – 4 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. Join us to learn concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and gender dysphoria, recognize how cisnormativity influences health care and health care access and explore gender expression and gender identity with clients who are at the beginning of their journey.
Prerequisites: LGBT2SQ Foundations
Open to: Mental health providers and students practicing psychotherapy, counselling, and/or advocacy in a variety of settings.