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Transgender surgery in Canada

Some trans and gender diverse people choose gender confirmation surgery resources in Canada as part of their healthcare:

Three ways to get coverage


  • Many Canadians choose to pay with their own money to avoid long wait times and gatekeeping for government-funded healthcare and to choose their own surgeon.

Employer coverage

  • Other Canadians get healthcare covered via private employer insurance. Contact your employer’s benefits liaison or human resources department.

Government-funded coverage

Each province handles government-funded coverage differently, so check with your healthcare provider to learn the procedure in your province.

Those seeking subsidized surgeries will need to be approved by your provincial health service. As of 2022, three Canadian clinics offer bottom surgery via government healthcare:

Listings are presented alphabetically by province, with cities under each province also listed alphabetically.

GrS Montréal has been a top Canadian surgical destination for our community for decades. They have the most experience in Canada for most privately funded gender surgeries.

Note: Listings are not endorsements.


See also Alberta transgender resources.

Alberta Health Services (

British Columbia

See also British Columbia transgender resources.

Provincial Health Services Authority – PHSA (

Vancouver Coastal Health (


See also Manitoba transgender resources.

Klinic Community Health (

Manitoba Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (

  • Winnipeg
  • Edward Buchel

New Brunswick

See also New Brunswick transgender resources.

Government of New Brunswick (

  • See Gender-Confirming Surgery.

Newfoundland and Labrador

See also Newfoundland and Labrador transgender resources.

Department of Health and Community Services (

Northwest Territories

See also Northwest Territories transgender resources.

NWT Health and Social Services (

Nova Scotia

See also Nova Scotia transgender resources.

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (

The Landings Surgical Centre (

  • Halifax, NS

A.O. Atiyah (

  • Halifax, NS

Jason Williams (

  • Halifax, NS


See also Nunavut transgender resources.

People living in Nunavut may qualify for subsidized telemedicine or Health Travel Grants for trans health services. Contact your healthcare provider for details.


See also Ontario transgender resources.

Ontario Ministry of Health (

Eckhaus Plastic Surgery

  • Ajax, ON
  • Allan Eckhaus

Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery (

  • Barrie
  • Kenneth Dickie
  • Evgeniya Fefelova

Christopher J. Assad (

  • Burlington, ON

Leonard Harris (

  • Burlington, ON

GHA Surgical Centre (

  • Hamilton, ON
  • Traumatic injury specialists

Colin Hong (

  • London, ON

The Plastic Surgery Clinic (

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Frank Lista
  • Jamil Ahmad
  • Ryan Austin

The York Plastic Surgery Centre (

  • Newmarket, ON

UWO Schulich Plastic Surgery (

  • North York, ON

University of Ottawa Plastic Surgery (

  • Ottawa, ON

Simon Chan (

  • Ottawa, ON

The Ottawa Clinic (

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Trefor Nodwell
  • Sean Smith

Best Aesthetic Surgery (

  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Timothy J. Best

Barr Plastic Surgery (

  • Sudbury, ON
  • Scott K. M. Barr 

Ali Adibfar (

  • Toronto, ON

Brett Beber (

  • Toronto ON
  • formerly at

Mansour Bendago (

  • Toronto, ON

University of Toronto Plastic Surgery (

  • Toronto
  • Linda Dvali
  • Gregory Borschel 
  • Kristen M. Davidge

University Health Network (

  • Affiliated with University of Toronto

Oleh Antonyshyn (

  • Toronto

Peter Bray (

  • Toronto, ON
  • previously at

Wayne Carman (

  • Toronto

GraceMed (

  • Multiple surgeons
  • North York
  • Mississauga
  • Barrie
  • Burlington
  • Kitchener
  • Oakville
  • Toronto
  • formerly at
  • formerly at

Toronto Plastic Surgery (

  • Toronto
  • Mitchell Brown 

Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre (

  • Toronto, ON
  • Quinton Chivers

Cory S. Goldberg (

  • Toronto, ON

Ford Plastic Surgery (

  • Derek Ford
  • Toronto and Oshawa

SpaSurgica (

  • Waterloo, ON
  • M. Elmaraghy

Avenue Plastic Surgery (

  • Whitby, ON
  • Alexander Golger
  • Romy Ahluwalia

Prince Edward Island

See also Prince Edward Island transgender resources.

Government of Prince Edward Island (

Joseph Corkum

  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • 902-629-8816

Gary McLean

  • Stratford, PEI
  • 902-569-9133


See also Quebec transgender resources.

Santé Trans Health (

Léonard Bergeron (

  • Longueuil, QC

GrS Montréal (

  • Montréal, QC
  • A top Canadian surgical destination for our community. Details: GrS Montréal

Éric Bensimon (

Borsuk Plastic Surgery (

  • Montréal, QC
  • Daniel E. Borsuk

Université de Montréal / University of Montréal (

  • Montréal, QC
  • Patricia Bortoluzzi

McGill Plastic Surgery (

  • Montréal QC
  • Sabrina Cugno (formerly at
  • Pediatric plastic surgery

Michel Alain Danino (

  • Montréal, QC

Exception MD (

  • Montréal, QC
  • Jean-Paul Brutus

Lucie Duclos (

  • Montréal, QC

Mirko Gilardino (

  • Montréal, QC

Phi Plastic Surgery (

  • Montréal, QC
  • Perry Gdalevitch 

Alain Gagnon (

  • Montréal, QC
  • formerly at

Omar Fouda Neel (

  • Montréal

Frédéric Croteau (

  • Sherbrooke, QC

Christina Bernier (

  • Trois-Rivières, QC

Joseph Bou-Merhi (

  • Verdun, QC


See also Saskatchewan transgender resources.

TransSask Support Services (


See also Yukon transgender resources.

Yukon Health and Social Services (

Dormant / Historical

Nadia Afridi (

  • Trained in Canada, practice in New York

Edelstein Cosmetic (

Toronto Plastic Surgery Centre (

Hynes Plastic Surgery (

Hugh Low (


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