Welcome to The 2SQTP-NB/P2SQT-NB Knowledge Bank and Resource Hub
2SQTP-NB (Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Pathways New Brunswick) / P2SQT-NB (Pistes bispirituelles, queers et trans au Nouveau-Brunswick) is an educational platform and resource bank developed from Imprint Youth Association’s 25-month project, funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada ($372,920), Building Capacity for Sustainable Trans Health Care in New Brunswick. The project aims to build equitable, accessible, and culturally sensitive gender-affirming health care for Two-Spirit, queer, trans, and gender-diverse folks in NB.
Our vision is a Wolastokuk, Peskotomuhkatik, and Mi'kma'ki or what is currently called New Brunswick that is inclusive, accepting, and empowering to Two-Spirit, trans, Indigiqueer, and gender-diverse individuals. We hope to achieve this through collaborative and community-led creation and delivery of education for primary care providers offering gender-affirming health care. We want to emphasize an intersectional approach to understanding care needs that is equitable, accessible, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. We believe healthcare for Two-Spirit, trans, Indigiqueer, and gender-diverse (2STIGD) patients should be approached collaboratively and holistically to ensure positive health outcomes.
Acknowledging the land we reside on is a way to honor and respect the Indigenous Peoples who have occupied and cared for the land since time immemorial. It allows us to reflect on a shared history and understand our current roles, responsibilities and relationships both to each other and the land, as settlers, or traditional occupants of this land. 2SQTP-NB/P2SQT-NB was founded in and operates across Wolastokuk, Peskotomuhkatik, and Mi'kma'ki or what is currently called New Brunswick. This land is the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati and Mi’kmaq peoples.With this we acknowledge with respect the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati and Mi’kmaq Peoples whose traditional territory we work, learn, and gather on and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Imprint Youth Association is a provincially incorporated association that works with 2SLGBTQIAA+ youth and young adults in the Fredericton area. They provide educational resources, drop ins, and advocacy for youth up to age 25. Imprint is dedicated to ensuring that 2SLGBTQIAA+ youth and young adults in the Fredericton area are able access the tools and resources needed to be themselves.
Imprint is the recipient of the Women and Gender Equality Funding that has made the Building Capacity project possible.
The development of this education package was made possible through the funding Imprint Association Inc. received from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE).
We would also like to thank the Save Clinic 554 Campaign and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for providing funding that enabled us compensate Two-Spirit, trans, Indigiqueer, and gender-diverse individuals for their feedback, which has helped ensure that this education package is responsive to community-identified needs.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the University of New Brunswick Health Clinic, Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario (Sherbourne Health), Gender-Affirming Care Clinic PEI, Save Clinic 554, and Clinic 554 for their help and support with developing the initial grant application.
Finally, we would also like to extend a huge thank you to Trans Care BC, The Community-Based Research Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario, and Sherbourne Health for providing access to their training tools, resources, and manuals.