LGBTQ Support Groups in Canada

In crisis? Please, ask for help. Here’s a short list of phone numbers:

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/pages/get-help

LGBT youth crisis line toll free: 1-800-268-9688

Here we list national faith, advocacy and education organizations. Thanks to years of community effort, many provinces and local communities now have Pride societies and excellent LGBTQ friendly programs. Please search for or ask about your own community’s resources. And don’t forget that you can contact any Affirming ministry for support: check out the United Church’s national map and search “Affirming ministries” by location.

Faith communities

Anglicans – Integrity
Brethren/Mennonite – B/M Council
Lutherans – Lutherans Concerned/North America
Mormons – Affirmation

Muslim: Salaam Canada
Roman Catholics – Dignity Canada Dignité
Unitarians – Welcoming Congregations

National groups: education and advocacy

Amnesty International Canada LGBTQ section

Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Egale Canada

Fierté Canada Pride (National Organisation of Pride Festivals)

Rainbow Railroad: support and sponsorship advocacy for LGBTQI refugees

PFLAG Canada (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)