NorWest CHCs - LBGTQ FAQs
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) clients are a priority at NorWest Community Health Centres. We provide individuals with safe, supportive, and non-judgemental health and counselling services. NorWest Community Health Centres is also active in the community by supporting LGBT activities and services, and by participating in community-based projects including Thunder Pride.
What’s New at NorWest Community Health Centres?
We are offering a Gender Journeys for Youth Summer Day Camp, August 1 - 4, 2017 from 10am - 3pm. This is a free 4-day program for gender creative youth under 18 years old. This group explores gender and sexual identity and will provide reliable, up to date information on these topics. The group is designed to create a space to foster community support and connection by respecting the diversity of sexuality and gender expression. Lunch and materials will be provided.
What LGBT specific services are offered by NorWest Community Health Centres?
We offer primary health care which includes preventative health screenings, medical support for transition process, health teaching with a focus on wellness. Our TeleMedicine service allows for referrals to specialists that help to meet clients in their home environment to minimize travel costs. In addition, we offer mobile health services to rural and remote communities and offer a walk-in clinic to anyone in the District of Thunder Bay. Our walk in clinic is open 7 days a week.
Supports and Groups Offered!
We host a transgender peer support group, The Other 10%, and the LBGTTIQ+Questioning group for individuals aged 12-25 every other Thursday night. In addition, NorWest facilitates Gender Journeys, relationship groups, and the Sexuality and Gender Equity Committee which is a network of organizations.
How does NorWest Community Health Centres support LGBT clients?
At NorWest Community Health Centres we offer counselling for clients, their partners and family members. We have Community Health Workers that assist with finding needed supports, completing forms, and referrals to other agencies. To become a client at NorWest Community Health Centres you can ask for a request for services form, or call Jodi at 626-7856 to request a form.
Why are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transexual (LGBT) clients a priority at NorWest Community Health Centres?
As stated by Rainbow Health Ontario, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have many of the same health concerns as anyone else, but cultural differences and the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia mean that these health needs may be experienced quite differently. LGBT people also do not have the same access to health care that many Canadians take for granted. They often face several barriers when attempting to access health care.”
How to find out more about LGBT services at NorWest Community Health Centres?
To learn more about our specific services and supports at NorWest Community Health Centres please phone Jodi at 626-7856 or visit our website www.norwestchc.org. To be added to our monthly email list contact firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to like us on facebook www.facebook.com/NorWestCHC.
Come and meet us during Pride in the Park on June 17!
NorWest Community Health Centres will be a participant at Pride in the Park Music Festival where we will be providing information about our services and supports, giving out health and wellness information, and answering questions. Look for the white and blue tent!
Thunder Pride 2017
The Thunder Pride event is now its 7th year! Thunder Pride 2017 will bring innovative new events along with past popular events. The main celebrations will take place between June 7th and June 17th. For more information regarding Thunder Pride, visit their website at http://www.thunderpride.ca/ .
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