The Cape Breton Transgender Network is a new organisation as of July 2021. It is an expansion of the various volunteer work Veronica Merryfield has been doing since she moved to Cape Breton in August 2016. This site will develop over time.
We are a Cape Breton first organisation but happy to help Nova Scotians, Canadians and anyone from anywhere else with the understanding of geographic limitations.
We support anyone that identifies as intersex or transgender (transmasc, transfemme, non-binary) primiarily but are happy to help anyone else with gender concerns, questions and the broader 2SLGBTIAQ+ community.
Not about us without us.
Written by members of the Community, for the Community, this approach to Gender Affirming Care (GAC) will be the most progressive in Canada. The Policy seeks to remove barriers and add protections for those requiring GAC, ensuring that everyone who needs care can get it.
Support is available for adults, youth, children and families wherever you are in your journey, navigating the health service, service organisations etc. Please use the contact page to get in touch.
Need a dragon to help fight your corner, happy to help make things happen for you. Please use the contact page to get in touch.
Available to provide training and public speaking to any group size on a variety of subecjts from Diversity and Inclusion to transgender topics or wider 2SLGBTIAQ+ subjects. Veronica is also happy to share her story and do inspirational speaking. Please use the contact page to get in touch.
Veronica has been effective in champaigning for change at all levels. The October 2020 change to the Family Service Act includes a change to better protect 2SLGBTIAQ+ children in difficult home situations. She recent gained an audience with the attourney general's office to input on the conversion therapy legisaltion. She is currently working with a group to bring about policy change to Gender Affirming Care in Nova Scotia. Please use the contact page to get in touch.
We have a private forum available, please contact us for details.
If none of the above is what you are looking for, get in touch anyway. Always happy to help.