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Volunteer for Get Screened! 

If you are passionate about health care for trans* communities, then Get Screened may be for you! Get Screened is looking for trans* volunteers to talk to their friends and communities about the importance of finding colon, breast/chest and cervical cancers early by getting screened. For example, you could facilitate a small group presentation at a drop-in group you attend regularly, or chat informally with a friend about cancer screening while you’re having dinner.

Get Screened volunteers are:

-Trans* identified

-Passionate about health care in Two Spirit, transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming communities

-Well-networked in trans* communities

-Interested in spreading the word about the importance of colon, breast/chest and cervical cancer screening

-Friendly, talkative, compassionate, respectful of confidentiality 

Volunteers will have opportunities to gain:

-Knowledge and resources on cancer screening in trans* communities

-Health promotion and communication skills

-Event planning and group presentation skills

-Leadership skills

Training will take place mid-December. Staff support, meals, a certificate, and TTC tokens for trainings will be provided.

Contact them if:

-You want to volunteer

-Have questions

-You’re from another city in Ontario and interested

-You are not trans* but want to get involved in cancer screening in LGBTQ communities

Contact Arti Mehta at amehta@ontario.cancer.ca or 416-323-7071.

Get Screened: Promoting Cancer Screening in LGBTQ Communities is a program of the Canadian Cancer Society that aims to increase colon, breast and cervical cancer screening rates in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto.  Get Screened will:

-Provide anti-transphobia and anti-homophobia cultural competency training to cancer screening service providers

-Provide opportunities for LGBTQ-specific cancer screening

-Create LGBTQ-specific cancer screening materials to increase awareness

-Support and train volunteers to speak to their LGBTQ friends, families and social networks in every day, natural settings about the importance of cancer screening