On January 20, 2009, ANKORS opened its doors to Trans Connect.
Transgender (Trans) is used to describe a wide variety of people; people whose identity, history or way of expressing themselves extends beyond social norms relating to gender.
Trans Connect is a project that provides support and resources for Transgender and Gender diverse folks in the East and West Kootenays.
Trans Connect also provides educational workshops and resources for service providers, educators, mental health workers, and police in the Kootenays.
Christopher Moore is the coordinator of Trans Connect, and welcomes everyone to drop by or call. 101 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4H1
250-354-5362 or 250-505-5506
1.) Trans 101 Workshops – Educate Service Providers and General Public on Trans Awareness
2.) Buddy System – connections via email for peer-support
3.) Weekly-Drop-In – local connections are made and resources shared
4.) Gender Outlaws – Nelson and Cranbrook – Social/Support group
5.) Resource and Referral Network – e-mail and active web-site
6.) Transgender Day of Remembrance – held yearly on Nov.20, as part of an event held worldwide to acknowledge the violence and other forms of discrimination that Transgender People experience
Trans Connect strategy is:
1.) To increase the knowledge and skills of rural community service providers, health care providers, police, educators, mental health workers and the general public on Trans Awareness.
2.) To provide a resource and referral network for Trans Folk & Service Providers
3.) To connect rural Trans Folk to each other and to services in the East and West Kootenays, including peer-support
Trans Connect is funded by: