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Canadian Mental Health Association
At the community level, people rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence, offering a variety of community-based mental health programs, services, resources, and supports. These include mental health promotion, patient navigation, suicide prevention, youth and campus mental health, peer support, addiction services, eating disorders, social and emotional learning (SEL), employment and housing supports, and many others.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want. Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
Brite Line
Brite Line is Edmonton’s first mental health and wellness helpline dedicated to supporting people in Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Created by members of the community for the community, Brite Line is a safe place to call to connect with hope, courage, support, understanding and the freedom to be who you are.

health

YESS
Based in Edmonton, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and low-barrier 24/7 shelter, a drop-in resource centre, temporary supportive housing, temporary independent cohort housing, and individualized wrap-around supports for young people aged 15–24.
Rarica Now
RaricaNow is a non-profit organization with the sole aim of promoting Human Rights for all LGBTIQ+ refugees and newcomers in Canada, raise awareness about the current gaps in service and struggles for this unique population.
Pride Centre of Edmonton
The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all attractions, identities, and expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people, and be part of a caring community. The Centre offers resources, education, volunteer opportunities, counselling, and sensitive and expert information and referrals for those seeking help. The Centre also organizes programs to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
The Fyrefly Institute for Gender and Sexual Diversity
The Fyrefly Institute for Gender and Sexual Diversity (Formerly the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services; iSMSS) is a non-profit organization and research institute housed in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. The Fyrefly Institute provides programs and services to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies. Our work also involves partnerships with various organizations such the Calgary Centre for Sexuality, Boyle Street Community Services, Nekem: To Change Something, and the Pride Centre of Edmonton to provide direct services, including crisis intervention, mental health supports, and 2SLGBTQ+ education.
HIV Edmonton
HIV Edmonton supports people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS by: developing educational resources for community organizations, healthcare professionals and the general public; developing and delivering prevention, health promotion and support programs; and providing a voice for people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS through our work with local, provincial and national organizations on policy development, health strategy and program design.
Family Resiliency Project
Through a partnership with the LGBTQ Wellness Centre, the Family Resilience Project offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families.
Edmonton Men’s Health Collective
The Edmonton Men’s Health Collective is a local, grassroots health organization run for and by gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men.
Edmonton 2 Spirit Society
The Edmonton 2 Spirit Society is dedicated to the acknowledgment and support of LGBTQIA+ Indigenous people.
CHEW Project
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.
Bully Free Alberta
If you’re a victim of bullying or abuse, call trained staff at any time of day, or chat online from noon to 8pm. Online chats and calls to the helpline are anonymous.
Alberta GSA Network
The Alberta Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Students Alliance (GSA) Network provides support to students & teachers to start, strengthen, and sustain GSA clubs (also known as gay-straight alliances, gender & sexual orientation alliances, queer-straight alliances, pride clubs, rainbow alliances, and many other names) in Alberta’s K-12 schools.
Alberta Sex Positive Education and Community Centre
ASPECC is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton that strives to promote healthy views of sex, gender, sexuality and sexual diversity with a strong focus on empowerment and consent.

transgenger supports

The Centre
Formed of a need for reliably funded services for trans and gender diverse communities, The Centre is here to be a sustainable community-focused organization that delivers accessible services to trans individuals at all stages of their journey. Our vision also includes serving other members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in conjunction with some of our community partners. The Centre is also co-located with a queer-owned pharmacy that is ready to meet the specific needs of trans people.
Trans Parent Alberta 101
Trans Parent Alberta 101 is a compilation of resources for supportive parents, guardians and caregivers of transgender, non-binary and gender expansive children (minor or adult) in Alberta. 
Trans Equality Society of Alberta
TESA’s mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans.

activities & events

Team Edmonton
Edmonton’s LGBTQ2+ friendly sports and recreation database. See their site for program specific information and registration.
PFLAG
PFLAG St Albert meets every second Tuesday of the month at Outloud (215 Carnegie Drive, St Albert) from 7 to 9pm. This is a group for parents, friends, and allies to support and understand LGBTQ people in their lives. Please contact us for more info.
Camp Fyrefly
Camp fYrefly is a fun, educational, social, and personal leadership retreat for queer and trans youth ages 14 – 24. Campers explore their identity, build resilience, enhance self-esteem, and develop leadership skills that will positively impact their lives, homes, schools, and communities.

counselling

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre
Rivers Edge Counselling Centre is committed to provide counselling and psychological services to individuals, couples and families from a holistic perspective that helps people live their lives with a greater sense of purpose, peace, connection to others and understanding of self.
Krista Osborne Counselling Services
Insight Psychological
The time for action is now! Insight is here to help you take the next step to begin your journey towards a healthier, happier life. Address: Edmonton south (2532 Ellwood Drive SW), Edmonton North (15379 Castledowns Road). We also have offices in Spruce Grove, Red Deer and Alberta.
Inclusive Counselling and Consulting Psychological Services Inc.
Inclusive Counselling & Consulting Psychological Services, Inc. is committed to providing inclusive and supportive services. Our goal is to create a therapeutic environment that is safe, respectful, and confidential for all clients.
The Family Centre
The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.

worship

St. Albert United Church
St. Albert United Church is an affirming ministry within the United Church of Canada. Our mission, as followers of Jesus, is to cultivate spaces where everyone has room to grow and we can share God’s hope for the Earth. We affirm all are welcome to share fully in our life and work regardless of age, race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, belief, economic circumstance, ability or background.

online resources

Youth Space
Youthspace.ca is an online crisis & emotional support chat service. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous. Text the number below.
The Rainbow Pages
The Rainbow Pages is a resource guide developed by The Family Centre of Northern Alberta to provide Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer+ (LGBTQ+) youth and the youth-serving community with a consolidated guide of supports available in Edmonton.
Egale Canada
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other.
Edmonton Pride Education Resources
Our vision is to create a close, accepting, and tight knit support group if not a family. In addition, we do what we can to provide access to tools and information that can help others break down barriers, gain like-minded friends and most importantly to love and cherish oneself.

travel

Government of Alberta - Travel Advice and Advisories by Destination
The Government of Canada’s official source of travel information and advice, the Travel Advice and Advisories help you to make informed decisions and travel safely while you are outside Canada. Check the page for your destination often, because safety and security conditions may change.
Government of Canada Travel and your sexual orientation
Foreign laws and customs related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) can be very different from those in Canada. As a result, you could face certain barriers and risks when you travel outside Canada. Research and prepare for your trip in advance to help your travels go smoothly.

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