Trans and Gender Diverse Resources

NB Trans Health Network

The NB Transgender Health Network is an organization of health professionals with training in trans health who facilitate access to care across the province as well as educational training and resources for primary care providers. The advocate for improved services and access and maintain a service provider directory, including bilingual service providers. These include medical professionals and psychiatry, as well as counsellors, and other allied professions such as speech language therapy. 

https://www.facebook.com/transhealthnetworknb/

UBU 

UBU is an organization currently serving the Atlantic Canadian transgender population and their close friends and family members throughout the transition process. They seek to affirm identities in a way that will positively influence the individual’s transition at home, school, and in the workplace. They have a presence in Moncton, Saint John, and are striving to establish support networks and groups across Atlantic Canada. Attendance has reduced due to COVID 19, but work is ongoing. They are closely affiliated with the NB Transgender Health Network and strive to ensure everyone is able to find access to healthcare providers.

https://www.facebook.com/ubuatlantic/

Contact: Michelle Leard michelle.l.leard@gmail.com

Sexual Health Clinic 

Sexual health clinics in the province are offering primary health services (hormone initiation and treatment) for trans and gender diverse folks. While we acknowledge that much trans-health care is not actually “sexual health,” this is the label the health authorities have used for these referrals. This care is offered by Nurse Practitioners. RJNB has confirmed, as of October 2021, that clinics in Saint John and Fredericton are offering this service. There are clinics in most cities in the province, which can be found here

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Contact: 

506-453-5379 (Fredericton)

506-658-3998 (Saint John) 

Keltie Keir 

Keltie Keir is a nurse practitioner offering trans-friendly health care through an online platform called evisitnb.ca. There is a $49 fee for these visits

RJNB does not advocate for two tiered health care or privatized health care, and acknowledges that this system has significant barriers to access and is inequitable. We are fighting for adequate access to trans-affirming care in NB. While we recognize the problems in the existing model, we can recommend this as one option. 

Contact: evisitnb.ca/lgbtq

Transline

Trans Lifeline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans or questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Also offers financial support in the form of microgrants, such as funds to cover name change forms (may be currently on hold due to COVID/capacity)

Contact: 

1-877-330-6366

https://translifeline.org/

JusticeTrans

JusticeTrans is designed to provide Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in Canada with relevant and up-to-date legal information. The information is broken down into national legal issues and provincial legal issues, as many laws change between each province or territory.

https://justicetrans.org/en/

Imprint Youth Association

Imprint Youth Association Inc. is based in Fredericton but provides critical educational and outreach services for LGBTQQIP2SAA+ youth and young adults across NB. Imprint supports and connects with LGBTQQIP2SAA+ individuals, communities, families and allies in both rural and urban New Brunswick communities. They provide information, classes, events such as workshops and seminars, support and programming to youth, families, health care providers and businesses. Due to COVID, much of their programming has shifted to online. 

https://www.facebook.com/imprintyya/

https://www.instagram.com/imprintyouth/?hl=en

Fredericton Gender Minorities 

The group has very limited capacity due to COVID-19 affecting volunteer opportunities, however they have organized events to honour and strengthen the community, as well as advocacy and capacity building. They are looking for interested volunteers to help build community.

Contact:

frederictongenderminorities@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/fgmfredericton/

Family Enrichment Services

This is a counselling clinic in downtown Fredericton that hosts two groups for gender diverse clients. These groups were developed in response to the closure of Clinic 554, to provide emotional and mental health support to those affected. Examples of themes discussed include: belonging, healthy relationships, coming out, queer joy, communication, and parenting/family.

  1. Solace 18+ Contact: Marilla Paulon
  2. Solace Jr. Contact: Jocelyn Anderson

Contact: 

458-8211

https://www.familyenrichment.ca/solace1.html

Location:

356 Queen St, Unit 1

The 203 at UNB

The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is a student-led resource centre at UNB in Fredericton that focuses on information sharing, education, and advocacy for LGBTQQIP2SAA+ -identifying students, faculty, and staff. 

https://www.facebook.com/the203centre/

Contact: 

506-452-6272

Location:

21 Pacey Drive, 3rd Floor of the Student Union Building, Room 203

LGBTQIA2S+ Wellness Coordinator 

This position is affiliated with the 203 Centre at UNB/STU and is available to STU and UNB students in Fredericton

Contact: 

Cassidy Wilson cassidy@stu.ca

Trans-Action. 

Support group for families with transgender children in the Acadian Peninsula.

Contact NB Trans Health Network to obtain more information on this group

ChromaNB 

A  new group based out of SJ organizing events to build connection, foster creativity and skills for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Also involved in advocacy. 

Contact: 

query@chromanb.ca

https://www.facebook.com/ChromaPrideInclusionEquality/

https://chromanb.ca/

Fierté Acadie Love

A great francophone group in the Acadian Peninsula (based in Caraquet) Not for profit advocacy organization that organizes yearly La Rendez-vous de la Fierté Acadie Love

Contact: 506-702-5683

https://www.facebook.com/acadielove/

https://acadielove.ca/

Safe Spaces Moncton

Weekly drop-in is for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth (ages 13-18) and their friends, where they can socialize, make crafts, play games, have group discussions, watch movies, etc. in a positive environment that celebrates diversity. Follows the school calendar, so when there is no school there is no drop-in (holidays, storms, summer break, etc). As per website, currently on hold due to COVID, but call and confirm

Contact: 

506-859-9616

general@ensemblegm.ca

https://ensemblegm.ca/services/

Location: 

Youth Quest, 199 St George St

Tues 6-8pm

Monarch Café 

Monarch Cafe is a combination community centre, nightclub and cafe in Fredericton that offers a combination of drop-in, all ages spaces during the day, and licensed service, shows, and events during the evening. It offers a safe space to 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. Events include drag events, all-ages dances, and sex-ed classes. 

Contact: 450-7084

Located at 474 Queen St. Opening hours/all-ages vary.

UNB ProBono Student Clinic/Imprint Trans ID clinic

The Trans ID Clinic provides free legal information, form-filling services, and referrals in a learning space that strives to be trans-positive, non-judgemental, anti-oppressive and inclusive. Pro Bono Student Clinic law student volunteers and lawyer volunteers from the community work collaboratively with Imprint Youth Association to assist trans and gender diverse individuals with obtaining new pieces of identification. “

https://unbtransidclinic.wixsite.com/home

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/UNB-Imprint-Trans-ID-Clinic-106954764103247/

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

At most high schools there is a GSA and a group within the school districts called “Pride in Education.”

Horizon Health 

The regional health authorities for Anglophone communities in the province has started working on their website with treatment pathways. It’s still in progress, but can be found online here.  

https://en.horizonnb.ca/home/patients-and-visitors/2slgbtqiaplus-health.aspx


Resources for health care providers

You should not have to educate your health care provider about trans health. However, if you are  looking for evidence based education and guidelines for health care providers, these resources are a great place to start.

http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/Documents/HealthProf/Primary-Care-Toolkit.pdf

https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/product/4th-edition-sherbournes-guidelines-for-gender-affirming-primary-care-with-trans-and-non-binary-patients/

https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/TransHealthGuide/index.html

https://www.wpath.org/