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Home Health and Lifestyle New Trans Peer Outreach Program Launched Serving Kawartha Lakes And Peterborough

New Trans Peer Outreach Program Launched Serving Kawartha Lakes And Peterborough

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.) is pleased to announce the addition of a new Trans Peer Outreach program which will launch March 1, 2021.

The addition of the Trans Peer Outreach program comes following the news that as of February 26, 2021, the three year Ontario Trillium Grow-Grant that supported the operation of C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.’s Gender Journeys Program will end.

Beginning March 1, services will be delivered in a newly supported funding model through the Trans Peer Outreach program.

The Trans Peer Outreach Program will provide supports and services for transgender and gender diverse people, to assist them to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of community-based, client centered care that supports positive interdependence. Services are delivered by people with lived experience as a transgender or gender-diverse person, and who also may have experience living with a mental health concern according to CMHA.

The Trans Peer Outreach Program will serve Peterborough and County, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland.

“We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to deliver education and support services for transgender people, gender diverse individuals, people questioning gender identity and their families, partners and loved ones through the Gender Journeys program. We look forward to continuing to support the community through the new Trans Peer Outreach Program,” says Christine Crough, Manager of Peer Initiatives and Employment Supports with C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.

For information on the Trans Peer Outreach program, please visit https://cmhahkpr.ca/programs-services/trans-peer-outreach/ or contact our Trans Peer Outreach Workers, Joaquin Santana and Carl Cruise-Baxter, by emailing [email protected].

Requests for Trans Sensitivity Training, previously offered through the Gender Journeys program, can now be forwarded to C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.’s Health Promotion and Education team. For more information on Trans Sensitivity Training please visit cmhahkpr.ca/trans-sensitivity-training/ or contact Health Promoter Kelley Curtis at[email protected].

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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