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July 24, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Promoting the rights and health of transgender people as a public health equity priority


Public health has a critical role to promote the rights and health of transgender and gender-expansive people. Action on health equity for transgender and gender-expansive people includes using inclusive language in practice, correcting mis- and disinformation on trans health issues, addressing stigma and discrimination, and dismantling barriers to care for transgender and gender expansive people. 

Join us as we learn from a panel of community leaders working actively to support citizen and public health action on inequities related to gender identity. This webinar will explore transgender and nonbinary health equity issues and practical applications to support the Canadian public health field to understand and act on improving health inequities for transgender and nonbinary people. 

We acknowledge that peoples Indigenous to Turtle Island have respected and celebrated gender diversity, through traditions that are resurging through the Two-Spirit movement. To learn more, watch this video of a panel discussion with several Two-Spirit leaders.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to anybody looking to build individual and organizational capacity to improve health inequities for transgender and gender-expansive people, including but not limited to public health practitioners, decision-makers, policymakers, community organizations, educators, researchers and students. 

Webinar objectives:

During this webinar, panelists will: 

  • Describe how and why transgender health equity is a public health issue. 

  • Identify settings and actions for public health to promote the rights and health of transgender and gender-expansive people as well as address anti-trans stigma, discrimination and hate   

  • Explore roles for public health practitioners and policy makers to respond and be active in the politicization of trans health 

Travis Salway (he/him)
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Brittany Jakubiec (they/them)
Director of Research, Egale
Veronica Merryfield (Ms./she/her)
Founder, Cape Breton Transgender Network

Dianne Oickle (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Specialist