While LGBTQ people have many of the same health concerns as the general population, these health needs are affected by a number of issues that are specific to LGBTQ communities, and LGBTQ people face several barriers to accessing health care. RHO provides training to assist health care and social service providers in their understanding of these issues and to improve their skills in providing equitable and comprehensive services to LGBTQ people. These training sessions can be tailored and custom designed to different audiences including front-line staff, mental health workers, counselors, management or board directors and volunteers.

Rainbow Health Ontario encourages all participants to attend Introduction to LGBTQ and Health Needs as a prerequisite to other RHO trainings, which might include topics such as:

  • LGBTQ Emotional and Mental Health
  • LGBTQ Seniors
  • Making Your Organization LGBTQ-Positive
  • Transition in the Workplace

RHO also offers training that focuses specifically on trans health through our Trans Health Connection program. Trans Health Connection provides training, mentoring, information and networking to providers who are interested in providing high-quality care to trans clients. Visit our Trans Health Connection page to find out more.

To request a training, please fill out the form below.

Intro to LGBTQ and Providing Culturally Competent Clinical Services

In partnership with the University Health Network, we created an e-learning module that covers basic LGBTQ health terminology and some tips on working with LGBTQ clients in a clinical environment.

Begin the module