Hamilton Trans Health Coalition

We are a non-profit coalition of health care providers, advocates, and community members working to increase the capacity of health systems in Hamilton, Ontario to meet the needs of trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people.

We invite you to learn more, support our work, join us, provide gender-affirming care, expand gender-affirming care in your practice or organization, and advocate for access to gender-affirming care in your community.


Happy Trans Day of Visibility to everyone who celebrates! TDOV was created by Rachel Crandall-Crocker in 2009, to celebrate trans life and bring trans communities together. You can learn more about TDOV’s history and her read her reflections on the day in this interview. We love the joy and pride of TDOV, and we also […]
Intersex and transgender communities have a shared interest in autonomy and face overlapping barriers to appropriate care. While intersex individuals are forced to undergo medically unnecessary and psychologically harmful surgeries in infancy without their informed consent, transgender individuals are often denied gender affirming care and hormone therapy throughout their lives despite informed consent and strong desire for treatment. Thus, both communities are subject to a loss of decision-making authority over their own bodies, and the two communities are united by principles of consent and autonomy.
We’re excited to send out our first #GivingTuesday appeal as a registered charity. Now when you support the Hamilton Trans Health Coalition and access to gender-affirming care in Hamilton, you’ll get a tax receipt! It doesn’t take much looking around (e.g., your local library branch, or the comments on our new mayor’s tweets) to see […]

Program Spotlight

Need to change your name or gender marker? The Trans ID Clinic can help! Held at the community legal clinic with dates in January and March.

For HCPs

New from Trans PULSE: “We are excited to announce the release of the second Trans PULSE Canada Report, highlighting health and well-being among racialized trans & nonbinary people nationally. It can be downloaded from our website: https://bit.ly/3n7NfSO“
trans-LINK is mobilizing partnerships to advance a provincial intersectional network on trans-affirming practice to support sexual assault survivors.


We are proud to be a member of No Hate in the Hammer and to participate in their Together: Building Solidarity in Hamilton conversation series. Registration is still open for the event starting 4:15pm tonight: no-hate.ca/register Watch the whole series at no-hate.ca/together Pre-register for Listen Learn Act, A Community Anti-Hate Summit in May 2021 at […]
On Instagram Live @speqtrumyhm at 6pm, ask your mental health related questions and learn about community resources and coping strategies. Presented by Speqtrum and Good Shepherd Mental Health Program.
You’re Invited Tuesday October 22, 2019 7:30pm – 10:30pm A fundraiser to support Hamilton Public Library’s new 2SLGBTQ+ Archive, in honour of Michael Johnstone. Mills Hardware 95 King Street East Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A9   $25 – purchase tickets on Eventbrite   Wear your favourite scarf, share stories, listen to music and celebrate Michael’s legacy. […]