The following are examples of resources that pharmacy professionals can use to assist with providing care to 2SLGBTQIA+ patients:

Includes information on preferred language, outlines issues facing the LGBTQ community, and tips on how to create a more welcoming pharmacy environment for LGBTQ patients:

Outlines standards of care and provides clinical guidance to assist healthcare professionals with providing care to transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people to help maximize their health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment:

Collection of learning resources on topics such as an Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Health, LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth, LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, LGBTQIA+ People of Color, Organizational Change, Transgender Health, and many more:

An introductory and practical tool that can be used by healthcare teams to create more welcoming and safer care for LGBTQ2S+ people and their families through increased awareness, self-reflection, and skill building:

A guide designed to help healthcare providers incorporate discussions about sexual health and preventative services into their patient interactions:

A collection of practice tools to assist pharmacy professionals with providing LGBT2SQ+ inclusive care. Includes a guide to LGBT2SQ-friendly language, 10 actions for pharmacies to create an inclusive space, a safe space pharmacy poster, and a guide to medications for the LGBT2SQ population:

This webpage outlines information on how to apply for gender confirming surgery in Ontario:

This document outlines which sex-reassignment surgery services are insured as well as criteria for coverage:

This webpage contains information about the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) which residents in Northern Ontario can apply to for financial travel assistance if they need to travel long distances to access medical specialist services. Information includes how the program works, eligibility criteria, costs covered (e.g., travel and/or accommodation), application process, etc.

A program for individuals 18 years of age or older wishing to explore issues related to their gender identity and expression. This program offers consultations and support to these individuals and requires physician referral to participate:

(Please note that OPA is not affiliated with and does not endorse the organizations or resources presented; this information is shared for member interest only and the list is not exhaustive. Members are encouraged to use other resources that are appropriate and available to them.)