Sexuality, Gender, and Diversity Training Specialists
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Matt Caron Francino

Matt Caron Francino holds a Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His professional history centered on systems changes and operations in healthcare developing strategies to ensure care pathways for members of minority populations.

As a francophone, he has not only translated but created precise French vocabulary to discuss trans people, gender diversity, and related health issues in inclusive and affirmative ways in academic publications and public health recommendations (Trans PULSE). As a collaborator along with several teams and stakeholders, he has drafted public health recommendations for Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, public hospitals, health centres, as well as evidence-based info sheets and best practices guidelines.

From 2010 to 2015, he worked at Rainbow Health Ontario, providing and facilitating knowledge transfer and exchange of LGBTQ health to primary care and social service providers. From 2013 to 2015 he participated in quarterly meetings of the family health teams at St-Michael’s hospital providing care to trans and non-binary patients. He provided training, coordinated workshops certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and co-organized Canada’s sole professional conference dedicated to the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities.

As one of the team leads for preparation and evaluation of accreditation of the Sherbourne Health Centre, he prepared and ensured the transmission of the required knowledge to the initial evaluation as well as its review.  Additionally,  he developed and assisted in the coordination of the first support group in North America for trans men suffering from post-operative depression (now one of Sherbourne Health Centre’s permanent programming offerings) as well as an on-line creation of an equivalent groups in the United States.

From 2013 to 2015, he was a director and then chair of Reflet Salvéo, which advises three Greater Toronto Area (Toronto Centre, Central West, Mississauga Halton) Local Health Integration Networks to improve health services equity for the francophone community.

Availability: Canada, US, EU, online
Languages: French, English
Specializations: Social determinants of health, care pathway creation, LGBTQ+ primary care provision, LGBTQ+ seniors, hormone therapy, pre and post-op primary clinical care, gender creative children, LGBTQ+ mental health, gender transition in the workplace, creating LGBTQ+ inclusive/targeted health promotion campaigns