National & Provincial Resources

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

1-800-SUICIDE (Suicide Crisis Line)

If you are considering suicide or concerned about someone who may be, call 1-800-784-2433.

 

PFLAG Canada

24/7 support. Provides support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends.
Call their gender support line: toll-free 1-888-530-6777 ext. 226        Email gender@pflagcanada.ca

 

Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Live chat on the computer is available on weekend evenings.
Call 1-800-668-6868 or Live Chat.

 

Trans Lifeline

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self-harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need.
In Canada: (877) 330-6366      In USA: (877)565-8860

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

Sexuality and U

This site has almost everything you need to know about sexual orientation and gender identity, from coming out to helping a friend and finding support.

 

PFLAG Canada

24/7 support. PFLAG provides support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends. Go the site for general information or find a local chapter.

 

Queer Asian Youth

This group is a space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, or questioning East and Southeast Asian youth, as well as their friends and families. Coming out resources are available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tagalog.
Phone: 416- 963-4300 ext. 229      Email: youth@acas.org

 

Salaam: Queer Muslim Community of Canada

This site offers information and support to gay and lesbian people in the Muslim community. Information is also available about group meetings in Toronto, Halifax, and Vancouver. The Salaam Support Group is directed towards providing support to and fostering a sense of community amongst queer-identified Muslims and their allies.

 

Égale – Canada

A national LGBT human rights organization committed to advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice across Canada.
Phone: 416-964-7887 or 1-888-204-7777      Email: egale.canada@egale.ca

 

Trans-Health

An online magazine of health and fitness for transsexual and transgendered people
Email: info@trans-health.com

 

Support & Education – USA

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

GSA Network – Resources for starting a GSA

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Crisis Line Association of BC Mental Health Information Line

This is a provincial line. Answered 24/7/365, it provides empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns. Their website has extensive online mental health resources as well.
Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) or Email.

 

Fraser Health Crisis Line

This is a 24/7/365 crisis line offering free and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, and resource information.
Call Local 604-951-8855 or Toll-Free 1-877-820-7444.

 

CTC Telecare & Crisis Line

A crisis line providing telephone befriending, caring, and empathic listening for people in moments of personal crisis or distress. A non-judgmental Christian-based, telephone-operated, crisis intervention service.
Call 604-852-9099 in Abbotsford/Mission or Toll-Free 1-888-852-9099 throughout BC.

 

Interior Crisis Line Network (ICLN)

A network that links five crisis lines in the Interior Region (Cranbrook, Kelowna, Trail, Vernon and Williams Lake) through a single number. It is available 24/7/365 throughout Southern Interior and makes crisis line service available to everyone in the Interior Region.
Call 1-888-353-2273 (1-888-353-CARE).

 

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Is available 24/7 via regional distress phone line, provincial phone line, and Seniors’ Distress Line. Also, offer online distress services 13 hours a day (noon to 1am) for youth aged 13-25 and adults aged 25 and up.
Vancouver: 604-872-3311      Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311      Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service: For Youth: www.YouthInBC.com       For Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca

 

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chinese Help Lines

Chinese help lines, operating from 10am to 10pm that demonstrate cultural sensitivity, equity, non-discrimination, and respect for the client’s privacy, consent and choice.
Call 604-270-8233 for Cantonese or 604-270-8222 for Mandarin.

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Offers 24/7/365 crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Call 1-888-494-3888.

 

Northern Youth Online

Confidential, live chat with a volunteer listener online or can speak with a volunteer over the phone at their Youth Support Line. Hours for online chat and phone line are 4pm to 11pm daily.
Visit the Online Chat or call 1-888-564-8336 (Youth support) or 1-888-564-1214 (24-hour crisis line).

 

Youthspace.ca

Offer emotional support and crisis intervention services for children, youth and young adults under 30 years of age. The Support Team is a group of professionally trained volunteers and staff to listen without judgment and offer support via live chat and the discussion forum; not licensed counsellors. E-counselling services are provided by Pacific Centre Family Services Association www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

UBC CampOUT!

An empowering summer camping experience for BC’s queer, trans and allied youth aged 14-21. An opportunity to make friends, access resources, engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops as well as traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, and arts and crafts. For youth from all parts of BC and the Yukon. Travel bursaries are available.

 

Gay Sports Groups & Organizations

Browse the site for links to sports and outdoor activities for GLBT groups.

 

Fraser Valley Youth Society

Weekly drop-in group for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Allies are welcome too. Provide a safe environment where you can just be yourself, meet other youth, talk about issues that concern you and learn more about your orientation.

 

Trans Connect

Support and resources for trans/gender diverse people, including a buddy system to connect rural trans folks with others, peer-support/social groups in Nelson and Cranbrook, and community forums.
Email: ankorstransconnect@gmail.com

 

 

Okanagan Transgender Drop-In

A peer support and discussion group for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, Two-Spirit and intersex people in the Greater Kelowna area. Skype for people who are in the general area, but can’t attend.
Email: trans@gayokanagan.com

 

Trans Care BC

Lots of resources (online and offline) for trans youth regarding access to gender-affirming care, peer support groups in different areas, and other useful things.

 

Surrey Youth Alliance

Drop-in/support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirited, queer or questioning youth and allies, aged 14-21 in the Fraser Valley and surrounding area.
Email: info@syabc.com

 

Youth For A Change

An advocacy and outreach group for LGBTQ youth aged13-20. Provides educational workshops to schools, community workers, teachers and youth groups.

 

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

St. Paul & District Crisis Centre

24-hour crisis line for victims of domestic abuse.
Call 1-800-263-3045 or 780-645-5195.

 

Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (Canadian Mental Health Association)

24-hour crisis line serving Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary.
Call 1-888-787-2880 or 403-327-7905.

 

Crisis Support Centre

A program of The Support Network. Services are for anyone who needs support. Offers two 24/7 crisis lines and online crisis chat hours are 6pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Call 24-hour Distress Line at 780-482-4357 (780-482-HELP)
North Alberta: 1-800-232-7288

 

Wood’s Homes

A community owned and operated children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Offers 24-hour crisis lines.
Call 1-800-563-6106 or 403-299-9699.

 

Alberta Mental Health Board Help Line

Call 1-877-303-2642.

 

Sexual Assault Centre Help Line

Call 780-423-4121. Available 24/7.

 

Distress Centre Calgary

Confidential and non-judgmental. Offer free 24/7/365 crisis intervention, professional counselling and referral services to help you overcome crisis. Have a main crisis line and online chat support (does not operate 24 hours) for teens.
Main Crisis Line: 403-266-4357 (403-266-HELP)
Confidential Online Chat
 

Calgary ConnecTeen

ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area.
Teen Crisis Line: 403-264-8336 (403-264-TEEN)
ConnecTeen Online Chat

 

Wheatland Shelter Crisis Line (Wheatland Crisis Society, Strathmore Shelter)

Offers a 24-hour crisis line.
Call 403-934-6634 or Toll-Free 1-877-934-6634.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

SOGI 123

Initiative that helps foster safe and inclusive schools for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities, by facilitating inclusive curricula, policies/procedures and other school resources.

 

Camp fYrefly – Alberta

A summer camp allowing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, Two-Spirited, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied youth to come together to develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become positive change agents in their schools, families, and communities. Offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Peterborough.

 

AlbertaTrans.org

A resource for anyone on the transgender spectrum (male-to-female, female-to-male, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender queer, drag performer; pre-op, post-op, semi-op, non-op, intersexed, two-spirit, questioning, bi-gendered, androgynous, full-time, part-time, straight, gay, bisexual, pansexual) as well as their friends, family and supporters.

 

Calgary TransHub peer support groups

List of peer support groups for trans folks in the Calgary areas.

 

Calgary Outlink: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly Gay & Lesbian Community Services Association)

Provides support, safety and fellowship to Calgary’s community of sexual and gender diversity. Offers the InsideOut Youth Group, a drop-in peer support group to ask questions, information, referrals, and support for youth aged 13-18 of all identifications across the spectrum. Also offers several other groups for LGBTQ+ folks.

 

PFLAG Alberta

PFLAG is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. Visit site to find a chapter.

 

Apollo Friends in Sports

A volunteer-operated, non-profit organization serving primarily members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered communities but open to members of all communities. Provides well-organized and fun sporting events and other activities to allow members to participate and interact in a positive social framework.

 

The Miscellaneous Youth Network

Created to provide and increase education, support and resources with regards to and for gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer, questioning, Two-Spirited and trans-identified (GBLQQTT) youth and the community through youth-friendly gatherings and educational programs. Offers the Mosaic Youth Group, which provides queer movie screenings, arts and craft nights, education/interest speakers, and more for youth aged 10-25.

 

Family Resilience Project

Operates out of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS), Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Provides evidence-informed professional supports for sexual and gender minority children, youth (under 25 years), families, and community agencies in the Edmonton region. Includes the Trans and Gender Questioning Youth Support Group for youth aged 16- 25.
Call 780-492-5205 or email families@ualberta.ca

 

Pride Centre of Edmonton

A community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer and questioning individuals, their friends and families. Offer a variety of groups and services to members of the community. Includes Youth Space, an after-school drop-in for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, youth under 25 years old.

 

Team Edmonton

A volunteer-operated, non-profit society serving primarily members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered communities but open to friends and supporters. Provides access to well-organized and fun sporting events and other recreational activities that allow them to participate and interact in a positive social framework.

 

Alt View Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities

A social and support group for LGTBQ youth in Sherwood Park/Strathcona County and Edmonton. Provides resources and support to sexual minority and gender variant persons in the region.

 

Inner City Youth Housing Project

Shelter for homeless/street involved youth familiar with the inner city. Non-gendered housing structure (youth not separated by gender). 6 homes located in Central and Northeast Edmonton.
Phone: 780-479-7075

 

Prosper Place

A clubhouse offering opportunities for employment, education, socialization and community involvement.
Phone: 780-426-7861

 

Affirm

United Church GLBTQ group that meets every second Tuesday.
Phone: 403-347-6063

 

HIV West Yellowhead

Offers OUTJasper support program, a positive space for all GLBTQ and allies to openly discuss any issues they are facing.

 

Gay and Lesbian Association of the Peace (GALAP)

Strives to improve the quality of life and empower the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and Two-Spirited community and its supporters through communication, education, participation, and understanding. Peer-led support.
Phone: 780-513-1990

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Mobile Crisis Service (Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.)

Provides comprehensive 24/7/365 crisis response services to individuals and families.
Phone: 306-933-6200.

 

Regina Mobile Crisis Services

Provide an integrated, comprehensive, social and health crisis and emergency intervention service on a 24/7 basis.
Crisis Line: 306-525-5333, Mobile Crisis Services: 306-757-0127, or Child Abuse Line: 306-569-2724.

 

Southwest Crisis Line

A 24/7 crisis line for residents of the entire southwest corner of Saskatchewan.
Phone: (306) 778-3386 or 1-800-567-3334.

 

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre

Provides free services without prejudice, including youth counselling, crisis counselling, and suicide prevention among other services. Crisis services operate Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Call 24 hour support line at 306-933-6200.

 

North East Crisis Intervention Centre

Offers a 24-hour crisis line that provides telephone support in any crisis, supportive listening, and information and referrals.
Call 1-800-611-6349 or 306-752-9455.

 

Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre (formerly Hudson Bay & District Crisis Centre)

Provide ongoing crisis support and referrals for individuals and families experiencing distress in their lives. Offer a 24-hour a regional crisis (Northeast) line operated out of Melfort.
Call 1-800-611-6349.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

Camp fYrefly – Saskatchewan

A summer camp allowing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied youth to come together to develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become positive change agents in their schools, families, and communities. Offered in Regina.
Phone: 306-665-1224

 

PFLAG Saskatchewan

PFLAG is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. Visit site to find a chapter.

 

Saskatoon Diversity Network (SDN)

A volunteer-driven non-profit organization which serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, Two-Spirit, queer and questioning community, family, and supporters. Raises awareness of queer community and culture by facilitating, organizing, promoting and presenting a queer pride festival.

 

OutSaskatoon

Non-profit organization working to address health and social issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit and transgender community. Provide peer-counseling, information resources, community centre, social events, and sponsored clubs and groups.

 

Gay & Lesbian Community of Regina

Operates the non-profit Q Nightclub & Lounge, and Gay & Lesbian Community Centre in Regina. A healthy, comfortable atmosphere in which to identify and address the needs for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Email: glcr@sasktel.net   

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Manitoba Suicide Line

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or dealing with a suicide loss. 24-hours, toll free.
Call 1-877-435-7170.

 

Mental Health Crisis Service

A 24-hour, toll-free crisis line for those who are experiencing difficulty in coping with a wide range of mental health difficulties.
Call 888-617-7715

 

Klinic Community Health Centre

Medical care and counselling for the public, includes teen and trans health services. Also has 24-hour crisis lines.
Call 1-888-322-3019 or 204-786-8686.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba

Promotes sexual health education by providing information, resources and support. The Facts of Life program provides information and resources via email.

 

PFLAG Manitoba

PFLAG is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. Visit site to find a chapter.

 

Honouring the Spirit of our Little Sisters (Safe Transition Home)

A six-bed safe transition home in Winnipeg, in operation by Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc., for female and transgender youth aged 13-17, who have been subjected to and at risk for continued sexual exploitation.

 

Winnipeg Transgender Support Group (formerly known as Transgender Café)

Volunteer-run organization of male-to-female, female-to-male and intersexed individuals. Peer support and information for anyone who wishes to explore issues of gender identity or transition in a non-judgmental environment.

 

Rainbow Resource Centre

Many events catering to LGBTTQA youth, including: creative writing workshops, radical cheerleading, movie nights, drag workshops, LGBT art exhibits, self-defense, bowling, zine making.

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bi Trans Youth Line

A toll-free service provided by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer youth, for youth under 26 and live anywhere in Ontario. Offer support, information and referrals. Includes a crisis phone line, online chat, and text messaging peer support service. Operate Sunday to Friday from 4:00pm to 9:30pm. Toll free: 1-800-268-9688

 

Durham Region Distress Line (Distress Centre Durham)

Offers a 24-hour telephone helpline service for those in the Durham Region.
Call 905-430-2522.

 

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

A distress line offering a confidential, non-judgmental, and anonymous listening service. Operates from 7pm to 3am.
Call 613-544-1771.

 

Distress Centre Niagara

A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone crisis intervention support service available to anyone in need in the Niagara Region.
St. Catharines, Niagara Falls And Area: 905-688-3711
Fort Erie and Area: 905-382-0689
Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area: 905-734-1212
Grimsby, West Lincoln: 905-563-6674

 

North Halton Distress Line

A community-based organization that provides 24/7 support to people of Oakville, Milton, and the surrounding area to better cope with mental health issues, crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.
Oakville: 905-849-4541
Burlington: 905-681-1488
North Halton: 905-877-1211

 

Distress Centre Ottawa and Region

24/7/365 Crisis Line providing unbiased and non-judgmental support. All calls are confidential. English only service.
Distress Line City of Ottawa and City of Gatineau: 613-238-3311.

 

Sarnia-Lambton Distress Line (Family Counselling Centre)

Offers a 24/7 distress line.
Call 519-336-3000 or 1-888-347-8737 (1-888-DISTRES).

 

Toronto Distress Centre

24-hour distress line offering confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help, access to interpreters (offered in 151 languages), and TTY service for hearing impaired.
Call 416-408-4357 (416-408-HELP).

 

Distress Centre of Waterloo Region

Provides 24/7/365 confidential listening and support, crisis response and intervention.
General Line: 519-745-1166
Youth Line: 519-745-9909
EARS Line (for male victims of sexual assault): 519-570-3277

 

Distress Centre of the Downtown Mission

Free, anonymous, and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and community referrals by telephone. Operates 365 days a year from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call 519-256-5000.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

Ottawa FtM

Group for FTM transsexuals, transgendered, and 2-spirited individuals, or anyone who was born female but does not wholly identify as such from Ottawa, Ontario and surrounding areas. Meet approximately once a month for breakfast. Email list was set up to organize monthly breakfast meetings or other activities. Yahoo ID required.

 

PFLAG Ontario

A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.

 

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

Offers programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer (LGBTTQ) communities and allies and friends.

 

Central Toronto Youth Services

Offers the BOYOBOY Collective (BOBC) program, a biweekly, drop-in workshop series for younger gay/bi/queer/trans guys.

 

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) (part of Sherbourne Health Centre)

Community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities.

 

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Offer social, cultural and recreational activities (e.g., traditional sweats, drum making, celebration of life ceremonies, Two-Spirit Women’s Full Moon ceremony, medicine picking). Also, offer counselling, advocacy, client support programs, and HIV/AIDS education, outreach and prevention programs.

 

ReachOUT

A program of the Griffin Centre. A creative, inclusive & accessible program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and adults, including drop-in groups, community outreach, art & skills exchange, counselling, training and consultation. Includes Compass, a social group for LGBTQ youth under 25 labelled with intellectual disabilities.

 

Skylark Youth Children, Youth and Families

Offers LGBTQ+ friendly counseling, mental health addiction and other services. Has a Provincial LGBTQ+ Youth Outreach Worker on-staff.

 

The Triangle Program

One of three programs that make up Oasis Alternative Secondary School. This full-time TDSB program offers the structure, support and a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgender peers to obtain high school education.

 

My House: Rainbow Resources of York Region

My House is an inclusive and safe space. Those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies can access information and resources on services, arts and culture, and volunteer opportunities. A comprehensive collection of Queer literature and books is available that can be borrowed for personal use.

 

Queer Asian Youth (QAY)

A program of Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS). Provides safe and supportive social spaces for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, curious, undecided, or questioning East and Southeast Asian youth and their friends. Facilitates youth-driven workshops; provides capacity development training for youths to become peer educators; organizes social events; and develop multilingual brochures and resources.

 

Adelaide Resource Centre for Women

A safe, welcoming place for homeless women. On-site showers, phones, and laundry. Lunch provided daily. Help with health-care, housing, life skills and social activities.

 

Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP)

Offer the Youth Beyond Barriers Program, which provides support and resources to queer and trans youth ages 12-19 (up to 19th birthday). One-to-one support, a confidential telephone line, email, and Facebook contact for youth, caregivers and professionals, offering information, support and relevant resources.

 

Kind Spaces

Kind Space is committed to providing Ottawa – located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

 

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa

Offers several drop-in and support groups, including YSB SPECTRUM LGBTQ+, a drop-in group for youth aged 12-25 and SHAG (Sexual Health Advisory Group) of YSB, which holds monthly events for LGBTQ and allies aged 16 and up. Toll-free 24/7 crisis line: 613-260-2360

 

Ottawa Transforum

A space serving the transsexual and transgendered community in Ottawa, Ontario. To join, please submit a request to the moderator briefly explaining your interest in the list. Yahoo ID required.

 

Gender Mosaic

Ottawa-based Transgender support group. Safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where MTF, FTM, Cross-dressers, Two-Spirited, transgender individuals of all ages can freely express their gender identity. Develops positive relationships among its members and seeks to empower them and the community at large through educational and outreach activities.

 

OK2BME

OK2BME is a set of free, supportive services for LGBTQ+ identified children, teens and their families in Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of confidential counselling services, an OK2BME Youth Group for individuals 13-18 as well as public education, consulting and training around LGBTQ+ issues.

 

Positive Space Network

Provides LGBTQ+ youth and trans specific programming (education, visibility, awareness, and supportive programming in the work in the Halton Region. Runs multiple drop-in programs.
General contact info: psncoordinator@rockonline.ca or call 905-339-3525 ext 295
24-hr crisis line: 905-878-9785

 

Rainbow Youth Coalition

Housed at Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN), hosts weekly drop-in meeting for LGBTQ+ youth; organizes a youth ambassador program (queeRAdicals) for community outreach, including delivering inclusivity trainings to local schools, service providers, and organizations.

 

Out on the Shelf

A library and resource centre for the LGBTTTSIQQ communities and allies in Guelph.

 

Transgender Niagara

Non-profit support group throughout the Niagara region and beyond for transgendered individuals, families, and friends that focuses on support through speakers, community resources, awareness and education, and social support.

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

L’Association québécoise de prévention du suicide

A 24/7 distress line serving Quebec.
Call 1-866-277-3553 (1-866-APPELLE).

 

ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)

Offers a support group for trans people, among other services offering information and support. Crisis line: 855 909-9038 #1

 

Project 10 (Projet 10)

Promotes personal, social, sexual, and mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, intersexed, and questioning youth and adults aged 14-25. Offers a drop-in group, among other services.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

CAEO (Canadian Association for Education and Outreach)

A volunteer organization which reflects the needs of the Québec English-speaking LGBTQ community. Operate the SILK (Sexual Information Leads to Knowledge) program, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of targeted groups, such as students and seniors with respect to sexual health, sexual and gender orientations, and diversity through free workshops (presently focusing on Anglophone high schools, as well as a few CEGEPs and universities).

PFLAG Quebec

A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.

 

ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)

Offers a support group for trans people, among other services offering information and support.

 

ASTT(E)Q Action Sante: Travesti(e) et Transsexuel(le) du Quebec

Promotes the health and well-being of trans people through peer counselling and accompaniment, advocacy, education and outreach, and community empowerment. Run by and for trans people with free and confidential services available in English and French.

 

Queer McGill

KA non-profit organization under the Student Societies of McGill University (SSMU). Offers a safe space and community for queer students. Support and programming, including discussions, workshops, lectures, and dance parties.

 

2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy

An independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through on-going programming, campaigns, resources, services, and advocacy. Confidential peer-to-peer support.

 

Head and Hands (À deux mains)

Offer a number of medical, social, and legal services with an approach that is harm-reductive, holistic, and non-judgmental.

 

The LGBTQ Youth Centre

Provides a safe and welcoming environment for gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens to hang out, meet up, get to know each other, and understand themselves better as LGBTQ young people.

 

L’apparte

Part of community organization, Le Néo. Unique living environments for youth aged 12-17 in the image of a youth home, but specifically for LGBT people (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning) and their allies.

 

Projet Caméléon (IRIS-Estrie)

Offers prevention, health promotion, education and intervention programs for people with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted or bloodborne infections.

 

GRIS-Québec

Drop-in center (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night). Information and referral.

 

Jeunesse Idem

Program for youth aged 14-25 for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Groups are only available in French. Located in Gatineau, QC.

NEW BRUNSWICK

 

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Chimo Helpline

A provincial crisis phone line, that is accessible 24/7/365 to all residents of New Brunswick.
Call Provincial Toll-free 1-800-667-5005 or, for Fredericton area, 506-450-4357 (450-HELP).

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

PFLAG New Brunswick

A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.


NEWFOUNDLAND

 

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Provincial Mental Health Crisis Hotline (Newfoundland and Labrador)

24-hour crisis line serving Newfoundland and Labrador.
Call 709-737-4668 (local, professional advice and support available 24/7), toll Free: 1-888-737-4668
Or call the Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine to access mental health or addictions services and speak with a registered nurse for professional advice and support 24/7. Toll Free: 1-888-709-2929

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

Sexual Health Centre for Labrador and Newfoundland – LBGTQ Youth Group

A program of Planned Parenthood: Newfoundland and Labrador. A social group for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered, queer, questioning, allied or curious youth aged 16-24.


NOVA SCOTIA

 

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT)

Provide intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Available 24/7.
Call toll-free 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

The Youth Project

Provides support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

PFLAG Nova Scotia

A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.

 

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP)

A voice for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Nova Scotia since 1995. Fosters change through volunteering collaboratively with government, institutions, and business.
Email: nsrap@nsrap.ca


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

Island Helpline

24-hour bilingual line serving Prince Edward Island.
Call 1-800-218-2885.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

PEERS Alliance

Formerly AIDS PEI, PEERS Alliance engages, supports, and educates all Islanders on issues related to sexual health and harm reduction in the context of drug use. They also run LGBTQ+ groups and events.

LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines

 

The Yukon Distress & Support Line

A toll-free, Yukon-wide line run nightly from 7pm-midnight by trained volunteers. The line is confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental. There are other resources available on the website as well.
Call 1-844-533-3030

 

NWT Help Line

Provide free, confidential, and caring telephone listening support 24 hours/day, 365 days a year.
Call 1-800-661-0844. http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/nwt-help-line

 

Nunavuat Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

Crisis line serving Nunavut and Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) 7 days/week 24 hours/day
Call 1-800-265-3333 or 867-979-3333.

 

Services for LGBTQ youth

 

PFLAG Whitehorse (Yukon)

Contact: whitehorseyt@pflagcanada.ca

 

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife

Operates a centre for LGBTQ youth that provides structured health and wellness programs, as well as multiple support groups for LGBTQ+ youth, adults and allies.
Emergency Line: 867-444-7295