Canadian Medical Association

Jake Starratt-Farr (he/they) 
Pickering, Ontario 

Key statement 

Community leader, educator, counsellor and advocate who identifies and networks to help close the gaps of underserved communities for both physical and mental health. Partner and parent. 

Lived experience 

Transgender person who has experiences in many levels of the health care system. Parent navigating experiences with a child who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Child to aging parents supporting them accessing health care.

Key areas of interest in advocacy

Support to increase the capacity across the country for 2SLGBTQI health care provided from a holistic space that honours an ​Indigenous approach, attending to one's spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health. Increasing education about 2SLGBTQI health care within medical providers’ academic experiences. 

What I hope to bring to the Patient Voice 

The drive and passion to support conversations with health care providers to encourage a wider understanding and honouring of the unique needs of the 2SLGBTQI community so there can be engagement in breaking down barriers and fully participating in intersectional patient-driven care.

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