Ontario broadens access to gender-confirming surgery
Ontario is expanding access to referrals for medically necessary gender confirming surgery. As of March 1, 2016, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) has changed the funding criteria for sex reassignment surgery by allowing qualified providers throughout the province to assess patients for the surgery.
Our education and training team are collaborating with health-care providers to ensure that their whole care-environment is welcoming, safe and inclusive for people accessing health-care and for care-providers in their workplace. These partnerships are creating authentic spaces that are inclusive of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.