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Important Update

Please be advised that the three year Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow-Grant that has supported the operation of the Gender Journeys program, is ending on February 26th, 2021.

Effective March 1, 2021, services will be delivered in a newly supported funding model. The new program is called “Trans Peer Outreach”, for information about the new program and for referrals, please click here.

Moving forward, requests for Trans Sensitivity Education should be made through our Health Promoter Kelley Curtis. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 705-748-6687 extension 1016.

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.

What is Gender Journeys?

Gender Journeys, offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, provides programming, education, and support services for transgender, 2-spirit, gender expansive, and questioning individuals. Services are also offered for families, partners and loved ones.

See our Monthly Newsletter for program updates and follow us on social media for more news and events:

All Gender Journeys groups and programs are respectful of the diversity of gender identities. We offer the following:

Trans Sensitivity Education for Organizations

To decrease isolation and increase connection in the community, Gender Journeys offers workshops and education to organizations interested in developing awareness and sensitivity skills. These educational sessions help build capacity to support transgender individuals and families.

These services are offered for workplaces, community organizations, health professionals, schools or any group. For more information about programs and scheduling, please contact us.

Gender Journeys Core Group

Gender Journeys is a 10-week educational group for adults exploring gender identity and expression. We provide up-to-date information about a variety of topics and the experience of transitioning. The group also fosters community support and connection.

Topics include:

Family Support Group

Our Family group is for parents, grandparents, other relatives, or caregivers of a transgender or gender expansive person who are feeling isolated or want to lend support. The group provides education and support through reading materials and open discussion.

Peer-to-Peer Support

One-to-one peer support is available for individuals who need additional help with navigating the health system, understanding transition-related documents, locating community resources, and more. Private sessions are offered by trained staff who are transgender or have a trans loved one. Peer Support can also provide a bridge and warm introduction to education and support groups.

Want to join a group? Sign up online.


Please contact us for information about groups, locations and/or dates. All programming is provided at no cost to participants.

Telephone: 705-748-6711 extension 2100


Privacy is assured.

Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation

This program is funded in part through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Read the funding announcement here.

Note: If you have a concern, please see our Complaints and Concerns page or contact the program manager, Christine Crough.

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