Access to Gender-Affirming Care in Terrace, B.C.

Foundry Terrace is a hub for trans healthcare. They provide integrated wellness services for youth 12–24 years old. This project worked to 1) connect gender-diverse youth with one another and with the resources Foundry offers, and 2) empower these youth to live full lives with access to information, role models, stories, and supplies. A series of activities were programmed, which included a pin-making workshop, Heartstopper screening, sewing alterations for all bodies workshop, and Q & A with project leader Max, a trans medical student. Events allowed youth to build relationships with each other and with Foundry staff. The youth also contributed to the development of a 2SLGBTQIA+ library and Trans Gear Exchange (e.g., binders) to be housed at Foundry and available for long-term use.

UBC Student Project Lead: Max Edworthy

Community Partner: Foundry Terrace, Terrace and District Community Services Society

Grant Type: Connect to Community

Year of Publication: 2023

Topic: Representation

Keywords: Education, Accessibility, Mental Health, Transgender, gender diverse, 2SLGBTQIA+, youth, trans, accessibility

Population: Transgender, Gender-Diverse, 2SLGBTQIA+, Youth