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Do you identify as trans or gender non-conforming?

Ontario Shores is seeking participants for a research study
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Do you identify as trans or gender non-conforming? 
Have you accessed services at Ontario Shores since 2017?
Are you or were you between 17 and 24 years old when you accessed services? 

Ontario Shores is seeking your participation in a research study: 
Exploring the Experiences and Unmet Needs for Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Transitional Aged Youth

We are trying to understand how professionals such as doctors and nurse practitioners can provide better care and service to young trans people. 

We want to hear about your experiences and ideas for better care. We are looking to speak with 8-12  individuals. Participation includes a 60-90-minute interview over Zoom or Telephone.

For more information or to participate in an interview please contact @email or 905-430-4055 ext. 3364.

For the purposes of this study, trans or gender non-conforming refers to people with a diverse array of experiences and identities, including two-spirit, non-binary, agender, gender queer, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, gender questioning, transgender, as well as those who identify as men or women but have a history that involves a gender transition. 

Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Erin Ziegler PhD, NP-PHC, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

Caitlin Keeble, NP-PHC, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Mellanie Kant, NP-PHC Carea CHC
Dr. Julie James, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

This study has received Approval from Ryerson REB [2020-461] and Ontario Shores [20-009]

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