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.
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.
Contact: Michelle Leard firstname.lastname@example.org
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
506-658-3998 (Saint John)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Solace 18+ Contact: Marilla Paulon
- Solace Jr. Contact: Jocelyn Anderson
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.
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
Cassidy Wilson email@example.com
Support group for families with transgender children in the Acadian Peninsula.
Contact NB Trans Health Network to obtain more information on this group
A new group based out of SJ organizing events to build connection, foster creativity and skills for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Also involved in advocacy.
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
Safe Spaces Moncton
Safe spaces offers a weekly drop in for 2SLGBTQIA+ you (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. The program is currently on hold (Dec 2021) but organizers are hoping it will start up again in 2022.
Contact for details when program restarts:
OR Chantale Bourque ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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. “
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
At most high schools there is a GSA and a group within the school districts called “Pride in Education.”
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.
QT Fatties in NB
Self-described as “a grassroots collective by and for 2SLGBTQ+ fat folks in New Brunswick” this organization is offering a diverse array of services, including a gender affirming garment program, community meet ups (COVID friendly), art market, movie nights and more!
Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance
The W2SA is a group of volunteers, researchers, academics, knowledge holders, youth and Elder Wabanaki Two-Spirits and Allies.
Their mission is to represent the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being and interests of Two Spirits and Indigenous LGBTQ+ individuals and groups in Wabanaki Territory (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Gaspé region of Quebec, and Maine (northern areas in Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribal territories) based on our beliefs and values in the framework within the Peace and Friendship Treaty.
- Facebook: The Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance
- Twitter: @W2SAlliance
- Instagram: @w2salliance
- Email: email@example.com
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.