These resources focus on addressing the distinctive mental health needs and realities of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and families, offering insights and support. While this compilation is comprehensive, it's essential to note that it's not exhaustive. We recognize the diverse and evolving needs of individuals, and this list is intended as a starting point, offering valuable insights and connections. We encourage exploration, seeking additional resources that resonate with your unique journey. Our commitment is to empower you with a foundation for discovery and connection within the rich landscape of available services and support networks.
Grassroots Community Group
A dedicated support group designed for parents and guardians of gender diverse individuals—children, youth, and adults. This inclusive group encompasses those identifying as two-spirit, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, gender fluid, gender creative, or exploring their gender identity.
Canadian Parents of Trans & Gender Diverse Kids operates with a core focus on providing non-judgmental support and fostering a space for the exchange of valuable information. It's important to note that this community is classified as a 'secret' group, ensuring utmost privacy for its members. The confidentiality of the group is maintained by keeping membership details completely private; only fellow members are aware of who is part of the group, and only members have access to the shared content.
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, employment Support, Mental Health, Shelter/Housing Support
The Studio—an inclusive arts & crafts and games-based Drop-In program catering to youth aged 12-25. This program places a strong emphasis on addressing the needs of marginalized youth, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color.Located at 40 Orchard View Blvd., Unit 100, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9, The Studio goes beyond conventional activities. It is committed to anti-oppressive community building, fostering an environment that embraces diversity and actively works against oppressive structures.
Phone: 416 578 1573
Drop In/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group. Website/Online Support.
Dedicated organization that extends support to individuals on their journeys through gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This inclusive support encompasses all persons within the reach of the organization. Situated in Durham Region, ON, PFLAG Canada Durham Region plays a vital role in fostering understanding and acceptance. The organization is committed to providing education and resources to the broader Durham community, aiming to promote a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity.
Crisis/Distress, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line
Good2Talk, based in Toronto, ON, is a vital and inclusive resource offering free, confidential helpline services for post-secondary students in Ontario. While not specifically tailored to queer, trans, or LGBTQ+ individuals, Good2Talk provides professional counseling, information, referrals for mental health, addictions, and general well-being. It serves as a crucial crisis resource, ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have access to the support they need during challenging times.
Crisis/Distress, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line
Youth have access to valuable support through anonymous and confidential channels. They can engage with trained counsellors over the phone or through live chat, offering a safe space to discuss their concerns. The Crisis Text Line further extends support, enabling youth to connect with trained volunteer crisis responders via text message at any time and about anything.
Additionally, the Resources Around Me database empowers youth to discover local resources covering areas such as counselling, mental health support, sexual health support, housing assistance, legal aid, job help, and more.
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Heath Services, Mental Health, Website/Online Support
Rainbow Services, located in Toronto, specializes in providing counseling for individuals within the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, and intersex individuals, who have concerns about their use of drugs and alcohol. The services offered are diverse and cater to various goals, ranging from those looking to quit or cut down on substance use to individuals seeking increased awareness about their drinking or drug habits. Rainbow Services offers virtual group therapy, virtual and in-person individual support, relapse prevention, psychiatric consultations, and concurrent disorder programs, addressing both mental health and substance abuse difficulties. This inclusive approach ensures that individuals from the LGBTQ+ community receive specialized support tailored to their unique needs.
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Phone: 416-535-8501 press 2
Drop in/Support Group, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support
York Rainbow Support, facilitated by FSYR, offers crucial Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling Services tailored for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer, and Questioning individuals. FSYR proudly serves as the host and lead agency for the York Rainbow Network and York Rainbow Information, Referral, and Support Line (1-888-York-LGBT or 1-888-967-5542), established through a Trillium Grant to reduce barriers and enhance capacity to serve the LGBTTQ community. To schedule an appointment or gather more information, individuals can contact one of FSYR's dedicated Intake Workers. Additionally, FSYR extends its support through LGBTTQ groups such as "FREE to BE" and a Transgender Support/Drop-in Group, providing valuable spaces for community connection and support.
1091 Gorham St., Suite 300 Newmarket, Ontario, York, ON L3Y 8X7