Recommended Supports for Queer Clients* *Contact information and resource list accurate as of May 29th 2019
Rainbow Health Ontario
An online tool for finding health and social service providers and programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent, welcoming care to LGBTQ people in Ontario.
The 519: Trauma-Informed Counselling Services
Short-term individual, drop-in and group counselling services for LGBTQ2-identified people. This service is offered by volunteer counsellors and clinicians who understand the mental health impact of trauma experiences. This is not trauma-specific therapy.
Address: 519 Church St., Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 416-392-6874
Sherbourne Health: LGBTQ Counselling
Free counselling services for LGBTQ2-identified people over the age of 18, including individual, couple and family counselling.
Address: 333 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON
Phone Intake Line: 416-324-4109
Family Service Toronto: David Kelley Services
Offers free individual, couple and family counselling to the LGBTQ2 community.
Address: 355 Church St., Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 416-595-9618
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT): Body Image Support Group
An 8-week group for gay, bisexual queer cis and trans guys to find support and discuss body image concerns, including managing relationships with exercise and food, and negative body self-talk. The group is free and requires registration.
Address: 543 Yonge St., 4th Floor, Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 416-340-2437
Hamilton Family Health Team
An online resource for LGBTQ2 mental health supports and services in the Hamilton area.
Middlesex-London Health Unit
An online resource for LGBTQ2 counselling, support groups and social services in the London area.
Family Services Ottawa: Around the Rainbow
A free service offering counselling for LGBTQ2-identified people over the age of 18. This program also offers educational workshops and other community programming for the LGBTQ2 community.
Address: 312 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, ON
Counselling Intake Line: 613-725-3601 ext. 117
Ottawa Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
Counselling services offered with LGBTQ2 competencies, including therapy provided by clinicians who are LGBTQ2-identified. There are fees for this service, ranging based on each individual clinician.
Address: 356 Woodroffe Ave., Suite 201, Ottawa, ON
Phone Number: 613-263-2344
McGill Pride Counselling
Free counselling provided to McGill students identified as LGBTQ2. You must be a student at McGill to access this service.
Address: Brown Student Services Building, 3600 rue McTavish, Suite 4200, East Wing, Montreal, QC
Phone Number: 514-398-3601
Argyle Institute: PRIDE Psychotherapy Team
A fee-based counselling service in Montreal that provides subsidies based on household income on a sliding scale. The PRIDE team has LGBTQ2 competencies, and provide therapy for individuals, couples and families.
Address: 4150 Ste-Catherine St. W., Suite 328, Montreal, QC
Phone Number: 514-931-5629
Project 10 & List of BIPOC Practitioners
A list of mental health practitioners in Montreal that are BIPOC. Some individuals on this list also self-identify as LGBTQ2 and/or are competent in LGBTQ2 issues. This list includes clinicians that have fees based on sliding scales.
QMUNITY: Counselling & Wellness Program
A free/low-cost counselling service offered to LGBTQ2-identified individuals, couples, and families. Services are provided out of the QMUNITY community centre in Vancouver, and range from free to $80/hour depending on personal income.
Do not offer support for individuals with severe mental health concerns, but this program will provide referrals to other services.
Address: 1170 Bute St., Vancouver, BC
Phone Number: 604-684-5307
Outlink is a community centre that provides a variety of services for the LGBTQ2 community, including a free drop-in peer support service. The drop-in is not a formalized counselling program, but Outlink can provide referrals to external counselling services as well.
Address: 12 Ave. SW., Unit 103-223, Calgary, AB
Phone Number: 403-234-8973
Calgary Counselling Centre
A private counselling service that is LGBTQ2-informed. This service offers counselling based on a sliding fee scale and does not have a waitlist.
Address: 12 Ave. SE, Suite 1000-105, Calgary, AB
Phone Number: 403-691-5991
Pride Centre of Edmonton
A community centre in Edmonton providing a range of services to the LGBTQ2 community, including free, single-session, drop-in counselling services and referrals.
Address: 10618 105 Ave. NW, 2nd Floor, Edmonton, AB
Phone Number: 780-488-3234
The Family Centre
Free, single-session, drop-in counselling services and referrals to external services. The Family Centre offers counselling with clinicians who have LGBTQ2 competencies.
Phone Number: 9912 106 St. NW., Edmonton, AB
This is a community resource space that offers a variety of services to LGBTQ2-identified people in Saskatoon and the surrounding area. Services include short-term and drop-in counselling services for individuals and families, social groups, support groups, educational workshops, and a drop-in sexual health service.
Address: 320 21st St. W., Top Floor, Saskatoon, SK
Phone Number: 306-665-1224
A private psychotherapeutic practise that offers LGBTQ2-informed counselling for a fee.
Address: 1951 Francis St., Regina, SK
Phone Number: 306-751-2467
Rainbow Resource Centre
A community space providing a variety of services to the LGBTQ2 community in Edmonton, including single-session and short-term counselling. Counselling is for individuals, couples and families of LGBTQ2 people.
Address: 170 Scott St., Winnipeg, MB
Phone Number: 204-474-0212
The Wolseley Elm: Dr. Jule Henderson
A private clinical practise providing LGBTQ2-specific counselling services, assessments, and referrals for hormonal treatments and gender-affirming surgeries.
Address: 146 Arlington St., Winnipeg, MB
Phone Number: 204-784-7700
Nova Scotia Health Authority: prideHealth
The prideHealth service helps LGBTQ2 people in Nova Scotia access health and mental health care services either over the phone or in person at a community location chosen by the caller.
Phone Number: 902-487-0470
The Youth Project provides support services to LGBTQ2-identified people under the age of 25, including counselling services for individuals and families, and educational workshops.
Address: 2281 Brunswick St., Halifax NS
Phone Number: 902-429-5429
AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
An AIDS service organization that provides services for people living with HIV, and LGBTQ2 people living, or not living, with HIV. Some services include STI testing and referrals to other health care spaces, support groups and educational workshops.
Address: 5516 Spring Garden Rd., Suite 200, Halifax, NS
Phone Number: 902-425-4882
Prince Edward Island
Kings Wellness & Counselling
A private psychological practise offering counselling services to LGBTQ2-identified people. Services are available at subsidized hourly rates.
Address: 32 Greenwood Dr., Charlottetown, PE
Phone Number: 902-629-1385