Links & Resources

Links-&-Resources

LGBT Organizations in Saskatchewan

TransSask Support Services:
http://www.transsask.org/

OUTSaskatoon
www.outsaskatoon.ca

Moose Jaw Pride
www.moosejawpride.ca

GLAMj (Gay & Lesbian Association of Moose Jaw)
https://www.facebook.com/MooseJawGLAMJ

University Supports

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
http://www.urpride.ca/

USSU Pride Centre
http://ussu.ca/main-page/centres/pride-centre/

Breaking the Silence Conference
http://www.usask.ca/education/breaking-the-silence/

PFLAG (formerly Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

PFLAG
http://www.pflagcanada.ca/en/prov-list-e.php?RegionNo=2&ProvAbbr=SK

Humboldt PFLAG
https://www.facebook.com/humboldtcanadapflag

Pride Festivals/Organizations

Moose Jaw Pride:
http://www.moosejawpride.ca

Queen City Pride:
http://queencitypride.ca/

Prince Albert Q-Network:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/317282078290887/

Saskatoon Diversity Network:
http://saskatoonpride.ca/

Southwest Saskatchewan Pride (Swift Current)
https://www.facebook.com/SWSASKPRIDE

Youth Camps

Camp fYrefly
http://www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/

Camp Caterpillar (for Transgender & Gender Creative Children)
http://www.transsask.org/#!Summer-Camp-for-Gender-Creative-Children/c2354/556786d80cf298b2d3ed3dcc

GSAs

Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) currently exist in the following centres in Saskatchewan. Please contact us for more information:

Saskatoon
Regina
Moose Jaw
Swift Current
Maple Creek
North Battleford
Gravelbourg
Estevan
Weyburn
 
 

Additional Resources

 

Research on Schools

Egale’s “The Every Teacher Project”
http://egale.ca/every-teacher-project/

Egale’s “Every Class in Every School: Final Report on the First National Survey on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools”
http://egale.ca/every-class/

PRISM Elementary Edition—Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities
https://www.teachers.ab.ca/For%20Members/Professional%20Development/Diversity%20and%20Human%20Rights/Resources/Pages/PRISM-Toolkit.aspx

Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions
https://education.alberta.ca/media/1626737/91383-attachment-1-guidelines-final.pdf

New Brunswick LGBTQ Inclusive Education Resources
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/k12/content/lgbtq.html

Safe Space & Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Resources

MyGSA.ca
http://mygsa.ca/

GLSEN – Safe Space Kit
http://www.glsen.org/safespace

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Organizational Change
http://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/trans-inclusion-matters/creating-authentic-spaces

Recommended Reads on Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. By Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper. 2013.
See a preview on Google Books.
Borrow the book or listen to the audio book online from your local public library.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. By Susan Kuklin. 2014.
See a preview on Google Books.
Borrow the book or read it online from your local public library.

George. By Alex Gino. 2015.
See a preview on Google Books.
Borrow the Book, Audio CD or E-book from your local library.

Gender Diverse Picture Books for Kids

My Princess Boy. By Cheryl Kilodavis. 2011.
Borrow the book from your local library.

I am Jazz! By Jessica Herthel. 2014.
Borrow the book from your local library.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress. By Christine Baldacchino. 2014.
Borrow the book from your local library.

Sports

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches
http://www.caaws-homophobiainsport.ca/e/resources_caaws/index.cfm

You Can Play Project
http://youcanplayproject.org/

Olympics – One Team
http://olympic.ca/videos/oneteam-athletes-stand-up-for-inclusion-in-sport/

Newcomer & Refugee

Organization for Refugee, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)
http://www.oraminternational.org/

Egale
http://egale.ca/faq-immigration/

Canadian Council of Refugees
http://ccrweb.ca/en/lgbt

Settlement.org
http://settlement.org/ontario/immigration-citizenship/refugees/basic-information-for-refugees/can-i-apply-for-refugee-status-as-a-lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-queer-or-questioning-lgbtq-person/

Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/

Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada – Exploring Asylum issues
http://www.ocasi.org/downloads/Envisioning_Exploring_Asylum_Issues.pdf

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.refworld.org/docid/50348afc2.html

*Things don’t always go smoothly, and sometimes LGBT+ refugees have their asylum claims rejected by the Canadian government. If you feel like you have been unfairly refused, please consider reaching out to the following for advice and referrals:

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
http://www.carl-acaadr.ca/about

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.unhcr-centraleurope.org/en/general/contact-us.html

Name & Gender Change Resources

Change of Sex Designation for Saskatchewan Residents
https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/Pages/Sex-Designation.aspx

Change of Name, Birthdate or Gender on Student Records
From Government of Saskatchewan – Registrar’s Handbook (Valid from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017)
To change a student’s name or birthdate on the SDS, use the Change of Name/Change of Birthdate (Form 10) in Section 7). The principal is required to verify that all required documentation has been received. Do not send copies of this documentation to the Ministry of Education.

Effective August 1, 2016, gender choices on the SDS will be Male, Female or Unspecified. For persons under the age of 18 years, a legal name change is possible with appropriate documentation. Since gender identity is the way people perceive themselves, which may or may not align with their biological sex, the SDS gender field may be changed without legal documentation.
http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/11/86941-2016-17%20Registrar’s%20Handbook.pdf

Legal Name Change
From www.TransSask.org
In Saskatchewan, you can apply for a legal name change at eHealth (2130 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0J5; 1-800-667-7551). All the information you will need can be found on their website.
https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/name-changes/Pages/Register-a-Legal-Change-of-Name.aspx

Once you receive your Legal Name Change certificate and reissued Birth Certificate, you can also update the following:
*Saskatchewan Health Services Card. This can be done at eHealth (2130 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0J5; 1-800-667-7551) or online via their website.
https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/health-cards/Pages/Update-or-Replace-a-Health-Card.aspx
*Driver’s License. This can be done at any SGI Motor License Issuer. You will require your Certificate of Name Change and other proof of identity documents.
*Social Insurance Number. This can be done at any Service Canada location. You will require your Certificate of Name Change and other proof of identity documents.
*If you are a landed immigrant, Immigration records are never changed following a name change (to prove your legal name for identification purposes, you will need to provide your immigration papers along with your Change of Name Certificate). To obtain Citizenship documents showing the new name, contact the Canadian Citizenship office for more information.

LGBT+ Healthcare

Gender Reassignment Surgery / Sex Reassignment Surgery in Saskatchewan
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/gender-identity-gender-diversity-and-transgender-support

National LGBT Health Education Center
http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

Providing Affirmative Care for People with Non-Binary Gender Identities
http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Providing-Affirmative-Care-for-People-with-Non-Binary-Gender-Identities.pdf

Creating Equal Access to Quality Healthcare for Transgender Patients
http://www.hrc.org/blog/new-guide-on-transgender-affirming-hospital-policies

Healthcare Equality Index
http://www.hrc.org/hei

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): Standards of Care
http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1351&pk_association_webpage=4655

Fertility Consultants

Proud Fertility
http://proudfertility.com/

Seniors

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults and Congregate Housing Environments – Final Report: Summary.
http://moosejawpride.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Age-Friendly-Saskatoon-LGBT-Final-Report-Summary.pdf

Drugs & Alcohol Resources

Fentanyl: It will take your breath away forever
http://gov.mb.ca/fentanyl/?utm_source=sm-05a

Know Your Source: Fentanyl Related Resources
https://knowyoursource.ca/

Parent Action on Drugs
http://parentactionondrugs.org/for-parents/parent-action-pack/

Kids & Drugs: A Parents Guide to Prevention
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/healthinfo/AddictionsSubstanceAbuse/if-par-kids-drugs-parent.pdf

Drug Free Kids Canada
http://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/Pages/default.aspx

Drug Free World
http://www.drugfreeworld.org/

Moose Jaw & Area

CMHA community resources spreadsheet (Updated Nov 2016)
Includes: Emergency Numbers, Counselling Services, Cognitive and Physical Disability Supports, Aboriginal Supports and Services, Education, Training and Programs, Employment Supports, Housing Supports, School Supports, Support Groups and Resources. Searchable PDF.

Moose Jaw Emergency Numbers (Moose Jaw South Central Region Drug Strategy, Updated Oct. 2016)
Includes: Housing services, Justice, Food, Clothing & Shelter Services, Education & Employment, Counselling Services. Searchable PDF.
 

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