LGBTQ2s+ Resources

On this page, you’ll find a curated list of local and virtual resources, as well as some information on a local network for professionals and other interested parties.

Human sexuality is diverse, and all sexual orientations and gender identities are normal. It is your right to identify your own sexual orientation and gender, just as it’s your right to identify your religion and beliefs.

Understanding personal sexuality and gender can be difficult. Aside from the personal challenges, there can be pressure from family, friends and society to act and feel a certain way. This can lead to other difficulties. For example, those trying to identify their gender and sexual orientation are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and other mental health challenges. TBDHU has curated a list of resources to help individuals find support for themselves, family members, or clients.

This list of links below was updated on March 31, 2022. All attempts have been made to be as inclusive as possible. If you have a suggestion for new links, please contact TBDHU by emailing SAGE@tbdhu.com.

 

Resources

Support

Peer Support for LGBTQ2s+

Resources specific to youth can be found below!

Local
Online/National
  • PFLAG Canada | Peer-to-peer support for Canadians navigating sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and their families.
  • Egale
  • Trans Lifeline – (877) 330-6366. Peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Calls are accepted regardless of whether or not you are in crisis or sure if you’re trans.  
  • The Recovery Village - Personalized Addiction Treatment
  • The Lifeline Canada Foundation
  • Canada Pride/Fierte Canada
  • It Gets Better Canada | Campaign and charity providing hope, encouragement and connection to young 2sLGBTQ+ people.
  • Native Youth Sexual Health Network | An organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Trans Wellness Ontario | Provides education, resources, individual services, and community programs to enhance and sustain the health and wellness of transgender, genderqueer, 2S, non-binary, queer and questioning communities and their families.

 

Support for Families

 

Adult Counselling Services

 

Child and Youth Counselling Services

Local
Online/National

 

Legal Support

 

Faith Communities

 

Health Care

HIV/AIDS

 

Resources for Professionals

Sexuality and Gender Equity Network (SAGE): Co-facilitated by TBDHU and Norwest Community Health Centres, SAGE is intended to be a support network for community members including health care providers, social service providers, educators, activists, and more. SAGE intends to connect agencies and individuals and share resources and educational opportunities. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the structure of the SAGE Network is currently being re-assessed with plans to re-launch in Fall 2022. For help finding specific resources, updates on SAGE activities, or inquiries about membership, please email SAGE@tbdhu.com.

 

General

Healthcare Professionals

Educators

Social Service Providers

Workplaces

Unions

 

For Further Information

Call the Sexual Health Clinic: 625-5900 or email SAGE@tbdhu.com.

or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 02/08/2022