Resources

Urgent Supports

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. 

1-844-70-BRITE

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.

Phone: 1-877-330-6366

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.

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Text: 686868

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

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.

DISTRESS LINE: 780-482-HELP (4357)

Health

Alberta Sex Positive Education and Community Centre (ASPECC)

ASPECC is a nonprofit 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.

Address: 12031 76 St NW

Phone: 587.520.3229

Email: youthteam@aspecc.ca

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.

Tel: 780.492.0772

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.

Phone: 1-888-456-2323 (Toll Free)

Email: bullyfree.alberta@gov.ab.ca

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.

Location: 11725 Jasper AVE 

Phone: 780-263-2221

Edmonton 2 Spirit Society

We are a society dedicated to the acknowledgment and support of LGBTQIA+ Indigenous people.

Phone: 780-909-1664

Address: 9213 99 St NW Edmonton, AB T6E 3W1

Facebook: @edmonton2spiritsociety

Twitter: @e2s_2

Instagram: @edmonton_2_spirit_society

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.

Address: 9213 99 St NW Edmonton

Email: contact@yegmenshealth.ca

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.

Email: iSMSS@ualberta.ca

Tel: 780.492.0772

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.

Address: 9702 111 Ave

Phone: 780-488-5742

Toll Free: 1-877-388-5742

Email: contact@hivedmonton.com

ISMSS (Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services)

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) is a non-profit organization and research institute housed in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. iSMSS provides educational programs and services to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies. Through our partnerships with various local Edmonton organizations such as the Pride Centre, LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre, and Altview we provide direct services from mental health support to 2SLGBTQ+ education to the community.

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.

(780) 488-3234

hello@pridecentreofedmonton.ca

2nd Floor, 10618 105 Avenue NW

Edmonton AB T5H 0L2

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.

+1587 778 6178

 info@raricanow.org

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) exists to support people impacted by sexual violence and engage communities to promote respect and uphold a culture of consent.

E-MAIL: info@sace.ca

PHONE: 780.423.4102

ADDRESS: Suite 205

14964 – 121A Ave

Edmonton, AB T5V 1A3

Shades of Colour

Shades of Colour is a space founded by and for members of the community for QTIBPOCs (queer and trans, Indigenous, Black, and people of colour) in Edmonton, Alberta on Treaty 6 & Métis territory. They provide ongoing support for individuals who are seeking community and or struggling with their identities.

Email: shadesofcolouryeg@gmail.com

Spruce Grove GSA Society

The Spruce Grove GSA is a Community GSA that is committed to ensuring youth have a safe(r) and inclusive environment where LGBTQ2S folk and Allies feel included, protected, and respected. Our purpose is to bring together youth of various ages, gender, religion, ethnicity, schools, and towns, to enrich our growth in society. As well as to bring together awareness within our community of LGBTQ2S minorities. We provide anonymous support, referrals and resources so youth can make informed decisions.

* Youth centred * Confidentiality * Anti-racism * Harm reduction * Growth and learning * Collaboration.

Email: sprucegrovegsa@gmail.com

Stop Abuse In Families Society

Since 1989, the Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society has been working to promote healthy, safe, respectful relationships in our local communities. We serve residents in St Albert, Sturgeon County, and nearby rural areas.

Tel: 780.460.2195

Email: info@stopabuse.ca

Youth Empowerment and Support Services (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.

Address: 9310 82 Ave

Phone: 780-468-7070

Transgender Supports

Trans Equality Society of Alberta

TESA’s mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans.

Mail: PO Box 2053 Edmonton Main, Edmonton AB 

Email: info@tesaonline.org

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. 

The Centre

Currently undergoing restructuring – more information can be found here:

https://www.wellnesscentreab.ca/copy-of-services-1 

Activities & Events

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.

Phone: (780) 492-4909

Fax: (780) 492-2024

fyrefly@ualberta.ca

Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose

The society’s mission is to raise funds, through activities by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, for charities and other organizations which either provides direct services to the LGBTQ2S+ community of Edmonton or which work to promote an accepting attitude towards the LGBTQ2S+ community as a whole.

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.

​Email: stalbertab@pflagcanada.ca

Facebook: PFLAG St. Albert

Team Edmonton

Edmonton’s LGBTQ2+ friendly sports and recreation.

Counselling

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.

#20, 9912 106 Street NW

Edmonton, AB

T5K 1C5

P 780-306-0883

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.

Phone: (780) 424 – 0783

Address: #204, 10339 – 124 Street, Edmonton

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.

Phone: 780-461-1717 (south) 780-478-2582 (north)

Krista Osborne Counselling Services

Phone: (780) 700 – 8574 

Address: 324, 7 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

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.

Phone: (780) 460 – 0022 

Address: #204, 14 Mission Ave. St. Albert, AB

Affirming Places to 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.

Address: 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert

Phone: 780-458-8355

Online Resources

Edmonton Pride

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.

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.

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.

Youth Space

Youthspace.ca is an online crisis & emotional support chat service. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous.

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