CPATH 2017 Vancouver

CPATH is pleased to announce we are holding our FIFTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE and PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING and Annual General Meeting at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver, BC from October 25th-29th, 2017!

Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness
combines a three-day national conference with two days of pre-conference training workshops.

The event is an ideal opportunity for professionals and community members from various fields to come together to network and share knowledge about trans health.

Conference Themes

Plenaries, concurrent sessions, and poster presentations will focus on the following:

Fostering safety and celebrating inclusion in service provision, systems and sectors:
Will focus on trends, innovative models of practice, issues to consider and approaches to fostering safety and inclusion for trans people, whether in clinical settings, in peer support, in program development, and in sectors such as education, housing, newcomer settlement services, research, and health care.

Supporting trans people across the life course:

Will focus on the health and health care, ethical, legal, and social inclusion issues of trans people across the life course. This would include gender creative children and their families, trans adolescents, trans adults and older adults, trans people as parents, and in partner and family relationships, in social and community relationships, and trans people at the end of life.

Trans people in the community:
Will focus on the person and community centred issues that trans people face in a broad range of settings. These include geographic settings (e.g. urban, rural, remote, Northern; in Indigenous communities and for Indigenous people away from their home communities); trans people in settings such as the justice systems; in primary, secondary and post-secondary education; in health care – whether in primary, acute, or long term care settings; in research settings; in shelter and housing settings; and in the workplace.?

Pre-conference Training

A two day pre-conference training will be offered on October 25th and October 26th for participants with varying experience levels in trans health. Expert trainers will offer sessions that will improve participants’ knowledge and skills in areas of focus such as working with trans and gender creative children and youth, nursing care, speech language pathology, and providing care in regional hubs, and in rural and remote settings.

Questions? More information?

Please contact the Conference Organizer, Rachel Gillooly
at 705-454-8107 or by email at