Welcome to Our Survey


My name is Julie James. I am an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Child and Youth Care. Kaeden Seburn and Keegan Prempeh, two young trans people, are co-leading this study with me. We would like to invite you to take part in our research study, which tries to understand how professionals such as doctors, nurses, school teachers, and social workers can be more supportive and provide better service to trans and gender non-conforming young people.

This information will be used in a conference on June 3rd in Toronto entitled 'Restoring the Circle: Trans Youth Inclusion in Healthcare, Schools, and Social Services', will be used for a public report to help service providers in offering better support for young trans people, and in journal manuscripts to help train service providers.

Some of the questions you will be asked include:

·       Where do talk about and/or think about your gender identity that feels supportive?

·       Please describe your experiences of accessing or trying to access gender affirmative health care including both positive experiences (if any) and negative experiences (if any).

·       In an ideal world, what would you like gender affirmative health care services to look like?

For the purposes of this study, trans or gender non-conforming refers to people with a range of experiences and identities, including Two-Spirit, non-binary, agender, gender queer, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, gender questioning, transgender, as well as those who identify as men or women but have a history that involves a gender transition.



You are being asked to voluntarily complete this online survey. It involves questions about best practices and what service providers (such as nurses, doctors, teachers, and social workers) need to better serve young trans and gender non-conforming people. It should take between 10 to 30 minutes to complete. In order for all of your answers to be collected, you must go to the end of the survey and click the ‘submit survey’ button. This will demonstrate your full consent to participate.    

There is no direct benefit to you for taking part in this study. Our hope is that the research will help develop practices for professionals that provide better care and service to young trans and gender non-conforming people. 

Some of the survey questions may make you uncomfortable, may remind you of negative experiences, or you may simply wish not to answer some questions. You are free to decline to answer any questions you do not wish to answer, or to stop participating at any time by closing your browser. If you close your browser before getting to the end of the survey, and do not confirm your consent to participate at the end of the survey by clicking the ‘submit survey’ button, your information collected up to that point will not be used.  

More information on the study and this survey continues on the next page...
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