Kate Shewan honoured for contributions to Halifax

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 16:00

Halifax, October 23, 2015 – Kate Shewan has received a Destination Halifax Ambassador Award for the success of bringing the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference (CPATH) 2015 to Halifax.  

“Kate championed the idea of seeing this biennial conference in Halifax,” said Helene Moberg, Executive Director, Sales, Destination Halifax. “The Province of Nova Scotia recently made positive policy changes on trans-health issues. Kate, along with the association, wanted to continue to support these changes by inviting their members from across Canada to Halifax.”

The conference took place at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax from October 1 to October 4 and attracted 150 delegates from across Canada. Discussions focused on determinants of trans health, clinical practice, professional development and creating systems change.

CPATH - the largest national professional organization for transgender health in the world - is devoted to the health care of individuals with gender variant identities. CPATH’s goal is to further the understanding and health care of individuals with gender variant identities by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy and other related fields.

“Given the recent policy changes by the Province of Nova Scotia related to trans health, I couldn’t think of a better place for this year’s conference,” said Kate Shewan. “Halifax has many LGBTQ+-positive spaces for delegates to enjoy.”

The Ambassador Program is an alliance of individuals and organizations who achieve economic growth for the Halifax region through the promotion of Halifax as a premier meetings and conventions destination. The program has been led by Destination Halifax since 2002.

About Destination Halifax

Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax's regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax region as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travellers.

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