There are approximately 16,000 transgender people living in Toronto and a significant number of them experience homelessness, are marginally housed, or couch surf. Homeless, trans people are significantly more likely than non-trans people to experience verbal, physical, and sexual assault; unemployment; discrimination in the workplace and in schools, and by families, police officers, health care providers, and community members; challenges in obtaining identity documents; incarceration; and difficult physical and mental health outcomes (including HIV, depression, anxiety, and suicide).
This workshop, presented by Kay Roesslein, Program Director for LOFT’s McEwan Program, and Jake Farr, a private mental health counsellor, is about the creation and development of a cross sectoral and collaborative Network, and 2 Trans housing and support programs. We will share some of the challenges in the implementation of the programs, and learnings acquired through an evaluative research project.
This event will be recorded and posted to our faculty’s YouTube channel at a later date.