With funding from the Vancouver Coastal Health, Education and Outreach Services was established to help advance the health and well-being of LGTB individuals and communities.
This is achieved through conducting awareness training, developing resource
materials, and coordinating community health initiatives.
Promoting Culturally Relevant Care
Education and Outreach Services offers LGTB awareness training for health care professionals and social service providers on a range of topics. Workshops can be tailored to include discussions of LGTB culture, violence against and within communities, health issues, barriers to care and strategies for increasing accessibility.
To date, Outreach and Education Services has conducted trainings at many different organizations including community health centres, crisis centres, victim services, colleges and universities. Education and Outreach Services also provides information tables at community events and conferences. To book a workshop for your organization, contact Education and Outreach Services.
Education and Outreach Services has developed resource materials for LGTB people and service providers. To receive free copies, contact Education & Outreach Services.
*LGTB Health Matters pamphlets loaded onto website with assistance from Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada
Community Health Initiatives
Education and Outreach Services coordinates opportunities for the community to come together to explore and discuss a range of issues relating to LGTB physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual health and well-being. Workshops and community forums have covered topics such as:
Education and Outreach also helps to coordinate and participates in various community health initiatives in partnership with other organizations and community groups. Some of these include Pride Health Services, Building Accessibility Together Working Group, Gay Men’s Health Action – Euphoria, and the LGTB Anti-Violence Network.
These events invite and encourage LGTB people to participate in their
own health and well being. By bringing people together, they also help
reduce the isolation and marginalization that many LGTB people experience.
Workshops and forums are held in various neighborhoods of Vancouver to
provide a more accessible service to our communities.
Education & Outreach Services is partnering with the BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance & Counselling Programs on a new provincial LGTB anti-violence initiative.
Education and Outreach Services is a resource for LGTB and broader communities.
If you would like more information, contact Peter Toppings at (604) 684-6548
or email: [email protected]
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