Take Action for Gender Affirming Care in Ontario.

On November 16th, 2022, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto Centre, introduced the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act, in the Ontario Legislature. If passed, the bill will require the Ministry of Health to form an advisory committee to review the state of trans healthcare in Ontario, and make recommendations to the Minister of Health, for improving gender affirming care in Ontario.

Passing this bill is the first step to improving gender affirming care, and thereby improving the health and well-being of trans people, in Ontario.

We are calling on the Government of Ontario and all Ontario political parties to expedite Bill 42 and do their part to support trans people in our province.

What does the bill do?

If passed, the Gender Affirming Healthcare Actwill mandate the Ontario Ministry of Health to strike a provincial advisory committee (including both members of the trans and gender diverse community, and gender-affirming healthcare providers) to make recommendations to the Minister of Health for improving access to and coverage for gender affirming health care in Ontario.

Through consultation with trans, two spirit, non-binary and gender diverse communities, as well as relevant service providers and other key stakeholders,, the committee will create and submit a report with comprehensive recommendations to the Minister of Health within 6 months after the advisory committee is established.

No more than 90 days after the Minister receives the report from the advisory committee, the Minister will be mandated to inform the Assembly (i.e, Queen’s Park) of the recommendations that the Minister recommends the Government of Ontario implement.

While this is but one step towards improving gender-affirming healthcare in Ontario, this bill represents a unique opportunity to put trans and gender diverse healthcare on the provincial agenda.

The Issue

Passing the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act and improving coverage of and access to gender affirming healthcare is essential to improving the health and well-being of trans people in Ontario.

Take Action

Help us spread the word! We need your help to reach as many Ontarians as possible, to showcase the importance of this bill and of improving gender-affirming healthcare in Ontario.

You can help spread the word by:

Step 1

Sending a letter to the Minister of Health, the Premier of Ontario and all party leaders asking for their support of the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act.

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    Step 2

    Share your support on social media with the hashtag #TransHealthON. You can use these graphics to help.

    Step 3

    Write your member of provincial parliament directly, asking them to support them bill.

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      About Us

      This non-partisan campaign was created by Wisdom2Action Consulting Ltd., a 2SLGBTQ+ owned and operated consulting firm and social enterprise committed to bold trans and 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy, alongside trans, gender diverse and 2SLGBTQ+ community activists, educators and organizations in Ontario.