May 18th, 2020

The Hamilton Trans Health Coalition’s next all-member meeting is Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 5pm
Online using Microsoft Teams: click to join meeting
Add this event to your Outlook calendar or your Google calendar.
Learn about our online meetings here.

Support for Trans, Gender-Diverse, and Non-Binary People Affected by the Pandemic

Please amplify the calls for support from Kyle’s Place and Speqtrum, two member organizations that are providing direct, critical, gender-affirming support in our community during the pandemic. Donations to these folk make a difference in the lives of real, local people.

Digital Pride Hamilton 2020

Pride Hamilton has announced Digital Pride Hamilton 2020, a pride celebration in a time of social distancing. Dates for performer and sponsor applications have been announced. Watch the event page for more information on how your organization can connect with and support 2STLGBQAI+ communities this pride season.

Praise for #TransPap101

Have you watched the Trans Pap 101 video series? It’s receiving a lot of positive attention:

“[W]e had our lunch and learn today over Zoom with 16 participants. It was a really beautiful discussion and we all loved the video. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making it and thank you for sharing this wonderful work!” – Sexual Health Outreach Program SHOUT

The lunch and learn facilitation manual has been added the project page on the HTHC website. Congrats to the team on creating a resource that works so well in a teleconference setting!

Research: Building Better Support for Young Trans People

A research team is seeking input from trans youth (14 to 24) and professionals and volunteers working with young people. Survey links are on Speqtrum’s Facebook here. Project approved by Ryerson REB.

trans-LINK Project Webinar

trans-LINK Project has invited members of the coalition to attend a webinar on the progress in building a province-wide intersectoral network of organizations focused on improving the response to trans survivors of sexual assault. “This 1-hour webinar will include a short summary of the planning stage of the network (including findings from the 7 regional meetings held last summer), as well as findings from a survey from last fall that was focused on, among other topics, barriers and facilitators to collaboration.”

Building an Intersectoral Network on Trans-Affirming Practice to Support Sexual Assault Survivors
May 29, 2020 12:00 PM
register (Zoom)

Move with Compass

Visit Compass Community Health’s new website ( to check out eight movement break videos for queer and trans folk: eight to 15 minute videos to stay or start moving while in isolation. Please share the poster that Kyle forwarded to the list with anyone who might benefit, and look for the live Zoom sessions coming soon.

Your Updates

Please send updates to to be included in the meeting agenda for Wednesday and/or the next newsletter, or send your updates to this list directly at