Hamilton Trans Health Coalition is a group of health care providers, advocates, and community members working together to increase the capacity of Hamilton’s primary health care system to deliver high-quality gender-affirming healthcare to trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people who live, learn, work, and play in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Trans Health Coalition arose to build Hamilton’s capacity to deliver good quality health care to trans and gender-diverse Hamiltonians, most of whom were traveling to other cities to access transitioning care, hormone therapy, and surgical referrals. On August 31st, 2016 a founding group of concerned providers and advocates began the coalition to address these needs.
HTHC includes in its membership family physicians, pediatricians, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, and psychotherapists. Practitioners work from their own practices and come together to share their learning, solve problems, and collaborate on education and capacity-building.
HTHC provides education workshops on a variety of trans-related issues for health care providers. Please contact the coalition to discuss your professional development needs.
Our Position on Gender Affirming Care
Hamilton Trans Health Coalition is committed to increasing capacity for, and access to, gender-affirming care (including puberty blockers, hormones, and surgeries), for all trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people who wish to access it. Given that trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people also require access to affirming primary care, the Hamilton Trans Health Coalition works to ensure that primary care spaces in Hamilton are safe for, and affirming of, trans communities and identities.