Standing Committee on Health Report of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada, 2019
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
The McGill University Sexual Identity Centre (MUSIC)
MUSIC provides specialized mental health care to individuals, couples and families with sexual orientation issues. Their clientele includes people who are questioning their sexual orientation or who feel unhappy about it, individuals and couples seeking to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships, and couples and families who have concerns about a loved one’s sexual orientation. MUSIC also works to enhance the health of the larger community through research, education, outreach and advocacy around sexual orientation issues and homophobia.
COMMUNITY CENTRES and Phone Lines
AGIR is an autonomous non-profit organization, by and for the LGBTQ migrant community.
Their mission is to develop and offer services, information, programs and resources, in addition to protecting and defending the legal, social and economic rights of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and those with undetermined status) from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities, all in a spirit of solidarity.
AIDS Community Care Montreal
ACCM provides support services and treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C.
AlterHéros is an organization mostly run by dynamic volunteers who are committed to provide information about the challenges of sexual and gender diversity and to demystify LGBTQ+ identities and orientations.
ASTT(e)Q offers support, information, resources, referrals, and workshops for trans people.
Center For Gender Advocacy
CGA offers sliding-scale binders, a no-questions-asked needle exchange, free safer sex products, and free peer support and advocacy services
Centre de solidarité lesbienne (CSL)
S’appuyant sur l’analyse féministe, le CSL a pour mission d’améliorer les conditions de vie des lesbiennes en leur offrant des services et des interventions adaptés à leur réalité, et ce, dans les domaines de la violence conjugale, du bien-être et de la santé
The Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia
Coalition to promote the social integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth in an inclusive community open to differences and the diversity of sexual orientations and genders.
La Fondation Émergence propose des programmes d’information et de sensibilisation pour favoriser le bien-être et la défense des droits des personnes lesbiennes, gaies, bisexuelles et transidentitaires (LGBT).
Gender Creative Kids
GenderCreativeKids.ca, the website, provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.
GRIS-Montréal (Groupe de recherche et d’intervention sociale)
GRIS-Montréal is a non-profit community organization who demystifies homosexuality and bisexuality through offering personality testimony. Above all, it’s a big family of 350 people who work together to make sure there is a place for every young person in school, for every senior in nursing homes, for every new immigrant, and for society in general.
Head and Hands
Through education, intervention and referral, and in collaboration with other organizations, Head and Hands provides medical, social and legal services and recreational activities to youth of diverse communities, free of charge.
Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity. Because our services are accessible 24 hours/day, we are able to offer support to the LGBTQ+ communities, their friends and family and to service providers in the health, education and social service sectors. Through our outreach and awareness activities, we also promote greater openness to LGBTQ+ realities.
Jeunesse Lambda est un groupe francophone de discussion et d’activités par et pour les jeunes LGBTQ+ ou en questionnement de 14-25 ans.
Free confidential phone and chat counselling services for parents.
LGBTQ Youth Centre
The West-Island LGBTQ Youth Centre has the aim of providing a safe and welcoming environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people can meet up, get to know each other, and generally understand themselves better as queer-identified people. Services: Drop-In Centre, Internet Café, One-On-One Visits, and Support Groups
LGBT Family Coalition
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-identified (LGBT) Family Coalition advocates for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families. We are a bilingual group of LGBT parents and future parents exchanging information, sharing resources and having fun together with our children.
PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.
for LGBT people and their families.
Project 10 promotes the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25. Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, in English and French.
RÉZO privilégie une approche globale de la santé et fournit aux hommes gais et bisexuels, cisgenres et transgenres, séronégatifs ou séropositifs des connaissances et tdes moyens pour développer et maintenir un plus grand contrôle sur leur santé physique, mentale, affective et sociale.
Santé Montreal Crisis Centres
A guide to crisis centres and supports available 24/7 in Montreal.
Sexual Assault Centre Of McGill Student Society (SACOMSS)
SACOMSS provides support for survivors of sexual assault, including legal support and accompaniment; their staffers are well-trained on supporting queer and trans folks. This centre serves the Montreal area (not just students)
Suicide Action Montreal
Suicide Action Montréal offers Montrealers who are distressed, worried or bereaved a range of support services to help them through their problems. This organization also supports and trains crisis workers and organizations involved with or touched by suicide.
Free confidential text and chat counselling for youth.
The Open Door Network
The Open Door Network (ODN) is a college-wide effort to inform and sensitize faculty, staff and students about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Trans Life Line
The Trans Life Line is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people
Union for Gender Empowerment
The UGE has a pay-what-you-can coop with alternative menstrual, safer sex, and gender empowerment products, and is a safe space on campus to get support on gender and sexuality issues. At McGill in the SSMU Building, room 413.
ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)
Offers a listening line for transgendered individuals in Quebec.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Includes information on self-harm, coming out, sexual health, relationships, etc.
*Note: helpline, chat & text are only available to US residents, but an online forum exists.
Everyone is Gay
Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page to ask questions or post information about self-harm.
The Butterfly project
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page that encourages individuals to draw a butterfly on their body instead of self-harming.
Fosters Pavilion (Fr/En)
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use & gambling for youth & adults, as well as social reintegration and financial help programs. They also have a program for loved ones as well. In NDG & Pointe-Claire.
Centre Dollard Cormier- University Institute on Addictions (Fr)
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use, gaming, internet use for youth & adults, as well as a crisis helpline & support groups.
Drug Rehab Referral
Offers a free referral program
LGBTQ+ Addiction Resources
Offers knowledge, treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.
Ridgefield LGBTQ+ Addiction Resources
Treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.
Advanced Recovery Systems
Comprehensive breakdown of signs of different types of addiction.
Provides information regarding drug and alcohol addiction specific to LGBTQ populations and connects people to treatment centers that fit their needs. This guide addresses potential underlying causes of addiction and the tools to overcome it.
https://www.consumersadvocate.org/online-therapy Thinking about online therapy? Consumers Advocate helps individuals make informed decisions and has made a comprehensive guide to online therapy.