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CWHWC is expanding our volunteer team!

We’re looking for a Registered Nurse, and a Volunteer Coordinator.  Please apply by January 20th at contactus@cwhwc.com. The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (CWHWC) is a holistic health care centre serving transgender and gender-diverse communities. It operates on a volunteer basis and works within an anti-oppressive social justice framework. At the CWHWC, we aim to […]

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Holiday Gathering

This Sunday Dec 21st from 4-7pm Join the volunteer staff of the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre for a potluck meal with all the fixings! Turkey, veggie options, and much more. A warm space to share a holiday meal with other trans* community members and our loved ones. 1145 Commercial Drive (in the REACH Community Health […]

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General Statement from CWHWC in response to Ministry of Health announcement October 30, 2014

We are very pleased to see the response from the BC Ministry of Health today, which affirmed their commitment to strengthening programs and services for the transgender* community. We are thankful to everyone who has shared their stories and put time into raising awareness about the hugely important issue of timely care for transgender* and […]

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Clinic condemns underfunding as program to access gender-affirming surgery grinds to a halt

NEWS RELEASE October 28, 2014 Vancouver, BC – Transgender* and gender-variant British Columbians are facing yet another roadblock to accessing medically necessary care. As of October 1, 2014, public funding to assess individuals’ eligibility for gender-affirming surgery in BC has run out, leaving many stranded at the start of an already long and arduous process. […]

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CWHWC Statement Regarding Trans* Surgeries in BC

As many of you are aware, the process for accessing gender-affirming surgeries in BC is long and challenging. For years, access to surgery has been limited by long waits, out-of-pocket costs not covered by MSP, and required travel out of province. We have recently learned that there is no more funding available for the BC […]

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Meet & Greet in the Park!

It’s Genderfest and we’re delighted to be taking part for the third year in a row! Everybody is welcome to join us on Monday July 27 from 7-9pm in Grandview Park for a picnic-style Meet & Greet. There will be a delicious assortment of baked goods, including vegan and gluten free options. Play a game […]

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We’re making a BC Trans* Advocacy Toolkit

CWHWC’s volunteer lawyers are providing the legal content for a trans* rights resource. But first they need your help!   Let them know your key human rights questions and concerns through this link:  http://fluidsurveys.com/s/toolkit/. It will take about 5 minutes of your time. Participants will have a chance to win a $50 iTunes gift card. We’ll also be collecting input in […]

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More Accessible Counselling

At the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre, we think being a member of trans and gender diverse communities is something to celebrate and be proud of. We also know that our communities have to deal with a lot of oppression. Whatever challenges you face, we have a team of counselors who can help you stay […]

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Art Group

CWHWC is excited to welcome Sam Kaplan and Beth Clark to the team! Sam & Beth will be running an Art Group once a month for trans and gender diverse people. The group will be a fun, informal drop in space for people to get creative, explore different mediums, socialize, and have fun. No previous […]

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Community Kitchen

  We’re excited to kick off a Community Kitchen for Trans* & Gender Diverse People, in partnership with the good folks over at Saige Community Food Bank! The first Community Kitchen will be held on January 26, 2014 at 4:30pm (during a regular clinic opening). Join us in the basement of REACH to cook, share […]

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