The Metta Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary is the only specialized clinic available for transgender youth in Alberta, yet the clinic only receives enough funding to operate for one half day a month.
The growing demand for the clinic’s services has resulted in wait times for access to care of almost three years, during which time these youth are at risk of severe mental health challenges, suicidal and self-harming behaviours, and threats of harassment and abuse.
You can join with the Alberta Liberals in calling on the government to adequately fund the Metta Clinic by signing this petition. Dr. Swann will be tabling the petition in the legislature and needs your signature to help convince the government to take action on this important issue.
*Due to the continued outpouring of support we've further extended the deadline of this petition.