The Trans Wellness Initiative (TWI) is a program that aims to improve the health and wellness of trans and gender-diverse people living in Alberta. Uniting community members, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers, the TWI works to increase access to healthcare services, build connections within the community, and foster capacity for self-advocacy.
Launched in early 2021, the TWI website is a place for trans and gender-diverse people to easily access information and resources about important topics—such as sexual and mental health, navigating pathways to surgery, and social and legal transition. It is also a place where healthcare providers can learn more about how to provide competent and affirming care for trans and gender-diverse communities.
As an extension of the TWI, the Introduction to Affirming Spaces Training is a series of three-course modules for healthcare providers that offer insight into fostering affirming healthcare practices that better serve trans and gender-diverse patients in Alberta. The training is free and administered by a collection of healthcare practitioners, academic and community-based researchers, activists, community members, university professors, and sexual health educators. Click here to find out more.
Visit the TWI website for more information.