The Health Care for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming People: Guidelines for the Northwest Territories provides health care providers with clarity in supporting transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming patients. The guidelines establish a clear referral process for health care services, such as hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery.

These Guidelines were developed with the support of experts within the Department of Health and Social Services and a Workforce Diversity Officer from Human Resources, experienced primary care practitioners, patient advocates, and the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife.

The Guidelines are a living document, and as such, will be updated from time to time to ensure they reflect emerging changes in transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming health care. If you have any feedback on the Guidelines, please feel free to email Dr. Neil Hagen at