Princess Margaret Cancer Centre takes pride in caring for patients who identify as LGBTIQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Two-Spirit).
LGBTIQ2S+ patients face health inequities. Some of these include:
- Increased risk of some cancers
- Less access to screening and prevention services
- A unique set of mental health challenges
- Worry and fear about disclosing their gender identity and sexual orientation to their healthcare team
- Being cared for by healthcare providers who may not understand or know how to address their needs
Your healthcare teams are working together to create an inclusive cancer care experience.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is working to provide care that is inclusive, and it remains a learning process for many. Your care team cannot always know your pronouns by your name or how you look. We welcome you to share your pronouns with your team so that they refer to you appropriately.
Learn more about pronouns and how to use them »
How is the Princess Margaret working to support LGBTIQ2S+ patients?
Pride 2021 Campaign
The SGDc has launched an information campaign for June, to raise awareness about resources and supports available to LGBTIQ2S+ people receiving cancer care at the Princess Margaret.
Download Pride Campaign slides [PDF]
The Princess Margaret is working to create inclusive care with the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Working Group (SGDc). The SGDc is a working group that aims to support LGBTIQ2S+ community members and their chosen families while receiving inclusive care at the Princess Margaret.
The SGDc team can:
- Provide you with cancer information specific to LGBTIQ2S+ patients and their caregivers
- Connect you with supports and services tailored to your needs
Contact the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Working Group for more information or to get involved.
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 4728
Cancer Resources for Members of the LGBTIQ2S+ Community