Despite the wide spectrum of experiences regarding mental health and overall well-being among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and two-spirited individuals, mirroring the diversity seen within the broader Canadian population, they encounter elevated susceptibilities to specific mental health issues owing to the impact of discrimination and the underlying social determinants of health.

Socioeconomic elements hold significant sway over the mental health and general well-being of each individual, with their importance magnified for marginalized groups. Among the pivotal components contributing to the nurturing of positive mental health and well-being, three fundamental determinants come to the forefront: the fostering of social inclusiveness, the eradication of discrimination and violence, and ensuring access to financial resources. The echoes of these three factors resonate prominently across LGBTQ2S individuals and communities in Canada.

Resources for LGBTQ2S

(French/English) offers a variety of resources to support and educate creative children and their families. We work in various circles with young people who are questioning, non-binary or transgender. Support, information and networking opportunities for parents, students, teachers, educators, health professionals, researchers, activists and young people.

After Ellen

Works the lesbian/bi pop culture beat with a fun, feminist perspective on film, television, music, books, and sports. We also cover  lifestyle issues like lesbian sex and dating, coming out, and our take on the current political climate as it affects our community.

This community is dedicated to the challenges that gay men and lesbian women face, both between the partners in a relationship and from other.

Mission: To communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Offers a forum where you can join in with a wide range of discussions or start your own, a chat room, useful articles and links. Members can also create their own galleries and blogs.

Ronete Cohen’s online psychotherapy service. It is easily accessible from anywhere in the world via Skype or phone.

Transgender Resources. “We stand at the crossroads of gender, balanced on the sharp edge of a knife.”

Join a supportive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth community on TrevorSpace

Offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling

Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

Within this guide, LGBTQ students can learn about the resources and support systems available to them to assist in navigating both high school and college environments, which can often be the toughest of times.

For transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need.

A comprehensive, research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked – addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction.