Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Today’s gender is ….life-affirming! The team at Trans Care BC needed specific illustrations to help trans people get the care and support they need.

Trans Care BC is improving gender-affirming care

Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans (transgender /2Spirit /non binary /gender creative) people across the province. Their website has multiple audiences, and needed dozens of illustrations to bring the resources, curriculum and information to life!

Here’s a few samples that focus on the person receiving care, community care and support, and resource guides.


trans care bc image of 2spirit person using a wheelchair in the centre of the image surrounded by caregivers and community


trans care bc illustration of gender creative and gender diverse people looking healthy and happy

Trans Elder trans health care

Visual Strategic Plans and Guiding principles

At Drawing Change, we specialize in visual strategic plans – your vision, all on one page. Download an infographic we also made when TCBC began, called the Trans Care BC’s Strategic Placemat.  Here you can see TCBC’s guiding principles are reflected in the illustrations as much as possible:

  • gender-affirming care inclusive of non-binary identities
  • accountable and transparent, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed
  • collaborative
  • person-centred care
  • equitable and accessible

Vision for Trans Care BC

Illustrating the Trans Care BC Vision

Two Spirit, non-binary, and trans people are all around us. The Trans Care BC vision is a British Columbia where people of all genders are able to access gender-affirming health care, and live, work and thrive in their communities.

Drawing for TCBC is always such a gift for me as a trans person. I get to think about my communities and how they want to see themselves celebrated in these images, like male-identified people who have given birth. I draw the tiny details that celebrate the millions of ways we can express and be ourselves – especially when we have the right support and health care. And it fills me up to see the wealth of resources that TCBC is coordinating now. Some of the folks that I stumbled with through the health care system a long time ago are health practitioners now. And along with so many allies, they are changing the system one day at a time. It reminds me of how far we’ve come in BC towards more equitable access to gender-affirming care. We have a long way to go, but TCBC gives me hope.

Free online resources and courses

There’s a wealth of resources, ranging from movies and books to up to date info for practitioners. What’s below is only a small sample of what’s online at TCBC.

Trans Care BC illustration of diverse gender creative people to advertise a free online course on gender affirming care

Thanks Trans Care BC for bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

If you have online curriculum, resources, or visual strategic plans to illustrate – our team of illustrators would be happy to help bring your vision to life.


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Also! Drawing Change is changing its graphic facilitation training schedule for 2020 so we can continue to host in-depth learning opportunities like this. We are hosting only one public training in 2020, featuring a smaller number of participants: registration is open now. 

2 comments on “Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

    1. Thanks Brandy! Part of the joy of this project was thinking of drawing details that aren’t easy to find in other images, and how to also represent a wide variety of people in my community! ❤️

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