2SQTP-NB / P2SQT-NB Training Program and Educational Resources
Health care for Two-Spirit, trans, Indigiqueer, and gender-diverse (2STIGD) patients should be approached collaboratively and holistically to ensure positive health outcomes.
This education package seeks to share lived experiences with accessing care in New Brunswick, was created by 2STIGD individuals in consultation with other 2STIGD community members, with a goal of incorporating as many intersecting identities and voices as possible. Because the project is action oriented, we seek to share our real and lived experiences with the medical system and society at large, and we offer these resources as a way to make a change. Where we repeat ourselves in the education package, it’s intentional. Our experiences have been overlooked, erased, and misunderstood repeatedly. We want better care for others and for ourselves.
2SQTP-NB / P2SQT-NB Training Program
This Education Package was created to help practitioners provide safer, and more informed care to Two-Spirit, trans, Indigiqueer, and gender-diverse patients. It discusses historic and contemporary topics such as colonization, residential schools, and the medical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, other BIPOC communities, and the 2SLGBTQIAA+ community. This package also discusses lived experiences of individuals with many other intersections and includes various sociocultural and socioeconomic factors that impact patient care. We would urge anyone who is a member of any of these communities to consider whether reading about one’s own experience may be emotionally draining or triggering, and how best to navigate that individually. While we have taken care to consider how we are presenting this information, should members of these communities experience any difficulty with this content, the following helplines are available:
Chimo Helpline is a provincial crisis phone line in New Brunswick available 24/7 at 1-800-667-5005 (toll-free within NB), or by live chat from 5pm-12am daily.
Kids Help Phone Canada is available to youth 24/7 by phone (1-800-668-6868) or text (text CONNECT to 686868).
What is a mentorship call?
Each mentorship call includes a guest speaker presentation from a community leader, knowledge keeper, practitioner or support worker, intended to give trainees access to additional mentorship on specialized topics in gender-affirming healthcare, such as children and youth, cultural competency, mental health and reproductive care.