2SLGBTQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus other identities. Resources include support in mental health, educational sources, social spaces, and more.
This is list of LGBTQ2S specific resources and referrals (Edmonton-Based).
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations provides prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections in the Greater Toronto Area. Their work is based on indigenous philosophies of holistic health and wellness.
Advance is a community-led partnership to increase access and the use of priority health services among gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men (cis and trans), and Two-Spirit people (GBT2Q) in Canada.
The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers. This site includes a number of resources.
Community One Foundation has grants and awards to provide funding for foster leadership in the 2SLGBTTIQ+ communities of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), and help cultivate new services and programs in the areas of health and social sciences, arts and culture, and research, education and advocacy.
YWCA Canada is a leading voice for women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people. For 150 years, they have been at the forefront of a movement: to fight gender-based violence, build affordable housing and advocate for workplace equity.
Members of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex community (the Community) have been failed by our current system of gender-affirming care. (GAC) in Nova Scotia. This site is creating what will be the most progressive GAC policy in Canada.
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) provides educational programs and services to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies. They direct services from mental health support to 2SLGBTQ+ education to the community.
Northern Mosaic Network As an organization, the Northern Mosaic Network strives to make communities in the Northwest Territories a safer, more open, more knowledgeable place for all 2SLGBTQIPA+ people and their allies.
To uplift 2SLGBTQ people by leading, serving, and supporting in a dynamic community, OUTSaskatoon fosters physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health through intentional services and meaningful engagement.
Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.
Anti-oppressive, Intersectional, Transformational.: They’re on a mission to reshape the political landscape to advance the priorities of young Black, Indigenous, and racialized women and gender-diverse youth. By centring the lived experiences of marginalized young women and gender-diverse youth in our work, they created a platform to amplify issues and solutions that are often dismissed within civic and political institutions.
Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex and questioning (2LGBTQ+) youth and adults 14-25.
QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. It provides a safer space for LGBTQ2SAI+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Its building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.
This is a safe space to explore sexual orientation and gender identity alongside issues with oppression and trauma.
This is an ongoing online project to preserve pre-2010 online spaces. The QDHP lists documents relating to LGBTQ+ life. The resource includes personal essays, archival material, editorial columns, etc. It showcases key individuals who have made an impact in the development of digital platforms.
Rainbow Railroad is an organization that helps LGBTQI+ people escape state-sponsored violence.
RRC offers 2SLGBTQ+ youth a fun, positive space to learn new skills, create projects, and celebrate our identities. Programming focuses on fostering resilience, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence while building social networks, contacts, and peer support.
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SAEFTY Ottawa fosters spaces for trans and gender diverse children, youth, and adults, along with their families to connect with each other through youth-centred events outside of mainstream health and social services in the Ottawa region.
The QUILTBAG is an LGBTQ+ retail shop carrying queer & trans wares in Edmonton, Alberta and online.
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for their community that’s been divested from police since day one. It is run by and for trans people.
TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.
Their mission is to make Nova Scotia a safer, healthier, and happier place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth through support, education, resource expansion and community development.
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