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Inclusive LGBTQI+ Pride Flag with colours to include people of colour and the trans community.

The CFPC recognizes the importance of offering sensitive, gender-affirming care to people in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Many individuals from these communities have faced significant barriers when accessing primary care. Studies have shown that this can lead to poor health outcomes in many domains including mental health and cancer.

More than one million people in Canada identify as 2SLGBTQ+. It’s likely a family physician cares or will care for one or more individuals from the 2SLGBTQ+ community in their practice, and it’s important for them to have the appropriate resources to address the unique needs of these individuals.

CFPC Pride was created by the 2SLGBTQ+ Health member interest group to highlight the work family physicians have done to support people in these communities, while also providing resources for family physicians looking to expand their knowledge and ability to ensure all patients feel welcome and safe.

The CFPC is doing great work to educate family physicians about 2SLGBTQ+ health.


2SLGBTQ+ health education and research



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New webinar examines LGBTQI+ refugee health

  • The CFPC 2SLGBTQ+ Health and Global Health member interest groups hosted a webinar on “LGBTQI+ Refugee Health in Canada: What family physicians need to know.”

    Watch the recording

    This webinar focused on understanding health considerations in bringing 2SLGBTQ+ refugees to Canada and appreciating the barriers and challenges in accessing health care once in Canada. It discussed how to create a safe clinical environment for LGBTQI+ refugees in your practice and identify resources in practice for LGBTQI+ refugee care.

    Hear from our panel of speakers:
    Dr. Ian Armstrong, family physician providing comprehensive primary care with a focus on LGBTQI+ individuals and people living with HIV at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic in Toronto

    Moe Akel, Settlement Manager at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention supporting LGBTQI+ refugees in adapting to their new environment

    Nishin Nathwani, Senior Advisor to Rainbow Railroad and who previously worked for the United Nations Refugee Agency on the protection of gender-based violence survivors and LGBTQI+ refugees

    Simran Kaur, Linkage to Care Coordinator for the Fife House and the Blue Door Clinic providing case management and service navigation support to LGBTQI+ community members living with HIV who are also refugee claimants

Health Policy and Government Relations

Articles published in recent years by Canadian Family Physician (CFP)

FMF presentations about 2SLGBTQ+ health

Thank you for your support. For questions or suggestions please reach out to Dr. Thea Weisdorf or Dr. Andrew Organek, Chair and Vice-Chair of the 2SLGBTQ+ Health MIGS ([email protected]).

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