Canada News | Transgender

Ontario proposes changes to expand gender reassignment referral capacity
  • Ontario’s health minister announced proposals that will allow local healthcare providers to provide referral services for transgender individuals seeking gender reassignment surgery.
  • Currently, those seeking the surgery must be referred through the Gender Identity Clinic program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH) in Toronto, facing up to a two-year wait if referred.
  • Ontario still lacks in-province gender reassignment surgery capabilities, but the health minister indicated that the absence is currently under review.

Read more:
Ontario expands referrals for gender reassignment surgery” (CBC News)
Ontario to expand medical referrals for sex-reassignment surgery” (The Globe and Mail)
Improving Access to Sex Reassignment Surgery” (Government of Ontario)