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Sex and Gender


Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.
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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.

About

Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group

Infoway's Sex-Gender Working Group (SGWG) has been convening since 2019 to modernize gender, sex and sexual orientation (GSSO) information practices in Canada. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12 ET / 9 PT for one hour.

The SGWG was established in late 2019 with the support and participation of Canada Health Infoway, CIHI, CHIMA, the University of Victoria and many others. Since then, we have grown to well over 100 registrants who continue this work through regular collaboration, research and discussion.

In early 2021, the SGWG produced "A Proposed Action Plan to Modernize Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Practices in Canadian EHRs" which lists seven primary aims, and form the foundation for this ongoing work.

Bring your knowledge and experience to this working group to develop an implementation strategy to modernize sex and gender information practices in EHR systems in Canada.

Additional details:

  • Meeting notes and documentation can be found in the Documents folder.
  • Registration is required for this working group, and registration is valid for all future sessions.
  • A draft agenda will be posted to the group forum about five days in advance of the meeting.
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If you are interested or have experience in health terminologies and code systems, feel free to contribute to the GSSO Terminology Workstream (requires registration). For those interested in messaging standards, consider joining the HL7 International Gender Harmony Project.

*Note: Group icon represents different sex and gender identities but is not inclusive.

Activity

Francis Lau created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Here is a rapid review and checklist of promising practices from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on how to integrate intersectionality theory in quantitative health equity analysis that may be of interest to you - see https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/science-research-data/how-integrate-intersectionality-theory-quantitative-health-equity-analysis.html

Francis Lau created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Folks, The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) has just released a report entitled "Culturally responsive and accessible approaches to research: LGBTQ2S-Plus populations - Final report". This work was funded by Public Health Agency of Canada - https://www.srdc.org/publications/Culturally-responsive-and-accessible-approaches-to-research-LGBTQ2S-Plus-populations--Final-report-details.aspx Please have a read-through and share your thoughts Thanks -Francis

Francis Lau created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi folks the meeting notes and deck have been posted to the Documents folder at this link https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/working-group-meeting-information Rob McClure's HL7 Gender Harmony Project presentation is available here https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/working-group-meeting-presentations/3962-sex-and-gender-june-28-2022-presentation-dr-rob-mcclure-hl7-gender-harmony-project-update I would encourage you to post any comments, issues and questions you have about this meeting for sharing and discussion. Thanks -Francis

Kelly Davison replied to a discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks, We must be respectful in the way that we communicate with each other. All members of this group should feel safe to participate. Together, this community has achieved a lot, but there is a lot more work that needs to get done and we'll need to collaborate more closely moving forward. I think the guidelines provided by the SDOH WG via Serena make our expectations around communication more explicit. I will add this to the agenda for the July meeting and we can ask the group about adding the reminder on a permanent basis. Thank you, Kelly

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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.

Aaron Devor replied to a discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi Serena I think that these are good rules to apply to everyone. Just as cis people will benefit from the changes we are championing for the recording of GSSO concepts so, too, does respectful discourse benefit everyone. It's not just Trans+ people who deserve to be spoken with in a respectful manner. Thank you for reminding us all of good practices. Aaron Devor

Serena Mack created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hello, I would like to propose adopting the speaking rules that the Infoway SDoH work group uses. They are: Express disagreement with ideas not personalities Share airtime Stay on topic - connect to what others have said Understand & learn from each other We are all equal. Leave rank at the door Listen respectfully especially when you disagree. Acknowledge you have heard the others Look for common ground Identify & test assumptions I found today's discussion at times difficult to listen to after people were spoken over top of, patronized, or had their questions ignored. At times the speaker seemed combative and like they were taking comments personally when people raised concerns over harmful & outdated language. I can not imagine how a trans, intersex, or non-binary person would feel listening to the general tone of today's call, but I certainly felt uncomfortable hearing trans voices being spoken over top of. These are intensely important and personal topics, and I am concerned that without greater moderation of discussions that we will lose the important voices of those with lived experiences. Thank you for your consideration.

Events



Upcoming events:

Tue Jul 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Tue Aug 23 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Tue Sep 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group

Forum

Another PHAC resource on health equity and intersectionality analysis 06/30/22

Here is a rapid review and checklist of promising practices from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on how to integrate intersectionality theory in quantitative health equity analysis that may be of interest to you - see https://www.canada.ca/en...

Newly released final research report from SRDC about LGBTQ2S+ populations 06/30/22

Folks, The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) has just released a report entitled "Culturally responsive and accessible approaches to research: LGBTQ2S-Plus populations - Final report". This work was funded by Public Health Agen...

June 28, 2022 SGWG Slide Deck, Notes and HL7 Gender Harmony Project Slide Deck 06/29/22

Hi folks the meeting notes and deck have been posted to the Documents folder at this link https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/working-group-meeting-information Rob McClure's HL7 Gender Harmony Proj...

Proposed Updates to Speaking Rules for Discussions 06/29/22

Greetings folks, We must be respectful in the way that we communicate with each other. All members of this group should feel safe to participate. Together, this community has achieved a lot, but there is a lot more work that needs to get done and...

Proposed Updates to Speaking Rules for Discussions 06/28/22

Hi Serena I think that these are good rules to apply to everyone. Just as cis people will benefit from the changes we are championing for the recording of GSSO concepts so, too, does respectful discourse benefit everyone. It's not just Trans+ people...

Proposed Updates to Speaking Rules for Discussions 06/28/22

Hello, I would like to propose adopting the speaking rules that the Infoway SDoH work group uses. They are: Express disagreement with ideas not personalities Share airtime Stay on topic - connect to what others have said Understand...

SGWG Meeting, June 28, 2022 at 12 ET/9 PT 06/27/22

Greetings folks, here is the agenda for tomorrow's SGWG meeting: 1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Robert McClure, MD – HL7 International Gender Harmony Project: An update on Gender Harmony...

SGWG Meeting, June 28, 2022 at 12 ET/9 PT 06/22/22

Greetings folks, here is the draft agenda for this coming Tuesday's meeting: 1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Robert McClure, MD – HL7 International Gender Harmony Project: An update on...

May 24, 2022 SGWG Slide Deck, Notes and StatCan Slide Deck Posted 05/25/22

Hi Folks, the notes and deck have been posted to the Documents folder at this link: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/working-group-meeting-information StatCan's presentation is available here: h...

SGWG Meeting, May 24, 2022 at 12 ET/9 PT 05/24/22

Greetings folks, here is the agenda for Today's call. Looking forward to seeing you there. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. France-Pascale Ménard and Jean-François Roy – Statist...

Position opening to support the development of the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Hub 05/19/22

On behalf of Dr. Daniel Grace, University of Toronto Dear Colleagues, We are currently hiring the Program Manager to support the development of the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Hub and appreciate you circulating this call widely within your networks. The j...

SGWG Meeting, May 24, 2022 at 12 ET/9 PT 05/18/22

Greetings folks, here is the draft agenda for Tuesday's call. Looking forward to seeing you there. Draft agenda: 1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. France-Pascale Ménard and Jean-François...

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia/la Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie, la transphobie et la biphobie 05/17/22

Hi all! A quick note that today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia/la Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie, la transphobie et la biphobie, a day to celebrate sexual and gender diversity and condemn discrimination a...

Blas Radi's Slide Deck: Argentina's Lexicon on Gender Identity: Ambiguity, Arbitrariness and Injustice 05/17/22

Greetings folks, Blas Radi has sent us a slide deck to reference for the April 26, 2022 presentation. I have posted it to the Documents folder with permission: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/wo...

April 26, 2022 SGWG Slide Deck and Notes Posted 05/05/22

Hi Folks, the notes and deck have been posted to the Documents folder at this link: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2022-sessions/working-group-meeting-information Please note that I have sent the notes that...

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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )

2021 Sessions ( 36 Documents )

2022 Sessions ( 16 Documents )

Action Plan ( 4 Documents )

CIHR Planning Project ( 20 Documents )

ISO Documents ( 0 Document )

This folder holds working and in-progress research and documentation which outlines outdated GSSO content that is considered harmful.

MSFHR REACH Project ( 20 Documents )

Publications & Reports ( 3 Documents )

Working Documents ( 6 Documents )

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