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Trans & Genderqueer People

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH) provides health care and support services for trans, genderqueer and gender non-conforming people!

  • Counselling support: Carling Mashinter, support@archguelph.ca or 519-763-2255 x126.
  • Trans Health Care: please email admin@archguelph.ca or call 519-780-5298 For more info http://www.archguelph.ca/transgender-health-care
  • Sterile injection supplies for people using hormones: Supplies can be picked up Monday – Thursday, from 9:00-12:30 and 1:30-5:00pm, as well as on Friday mornings. With advance notice, delivery is available by calling 519-994-5419.

Questions can always be directed to education@archguelph.ca. If you would like to help us update this section, let us know at outontheshelf@gmail.com!

Sexual Health

Check out the sexual health guide Primed  & website Queer Trans Men (for transmen into men). Brazen (for transwomen) is another great example of useful approaches to talking about trans* people’s bodies.


The wide world of Tumblr brought us this piece called Trans 101 for Trans People, which has some lovely ideas about self-care as well as mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Ontario Human Rights Legislation

In Ontario, there is legislation in place that requires employers, unions, landlords and service providers to accommodate people of any gender identity in services, housing and the workplace. Information about this duty, and other rights of trans* folks, is available through the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Other Trans Health Resources: 

A Chest Health Resource For Trans Folks: https://qmunity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/I-Heart-My-Chest-Booklet_2019.pdf by Qmunity

Transgender Resources by GLAAD

FTM Binding Guide  by Hudson's FTM Resource Guide

Binding & Tucking by Trans Care BC

Coming Out As Transgender by Planned Parenthood

Trans 101 for Trans People by Open Minded Health

Life Outside The Binary

Out On The Shelf Inc.

email: info@outontheshelf.com

Out On The Shelf continues to play a very active role in Guelph’s Queer Community with over 130 active members and over 30 volunteers. We continue to grow as an organization and as a resource centre and strive to create a safe, inclusive, and diverse space for all members of the community.

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