The Champlain Regional Planning Table (RPT) seeks to ensure Trans, Non-binary, Two Spirit, Intersex and Gender Diverse people of all ages have access to client-centered, culturally appropriate, gender affirming, transition-related health care and services when and where the care and/or services are needed in the Champlain region. Created in 2016, the RPT has worked for the last 5 years to improve trans, Two Spirit, Intersex and Gender Diverse health in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our work, visit our website https://ottawatranshealthplan2017.weebly.com/.
It is the RPT’s fundamental practice to embed meaningful community engagement in all aspects of the work; it is comprised of up to 14 members, with an equal number of community members and organizational* representatives contributing equally to decision making and all RPT activities.
The RPT is currently seeking Trans, Non-binary, Two Spirit, Intersex and Gender Diverse community members with diverse identities, ages, backgrounds, and experiences, representing a diversity of disabilities, racialized, Indigenous, newcomer, and francophone populations from all over the Champlain region. We are also seeking a parent community representative of a child that fits the above description and who has experience seeking medical and community services in support of. It is NOT necessary for community members to work in health care and community members receive honoraria of $25 per hour for meetings and related tasks (to a maximum of 15 hours per month for nine months). New RPT members have a period of 3 meetings to get a feel for how the RPT works and to determine if it’s a good fit for them. New members deciding to remain after these 3 meetings, are asked to commit to at least one year.
New members are also provided a mentor from the table to check in with, to ask questions of and from whom they can receive support as needed. The RPT seeks to facilitate full participation of all members, in part by holding some meetings via teleconference or video (ALL during the Pandemic); every attempt is made to ensure all members can access the necessary technology.
*Centretown Community Health Centre (CHC) (representing Ottawa CHCs), Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Family Services Ottawa, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), The Ottawa Hospital and Youth Services Bureau are the organizations currently represented on the RPT.
If so, please email a paragraph describing your interest in joining the Regional Planning Table, including ‘RPT Call for Community Members’ in the subject line of your message, by April 14th, 2021:
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