Where can I find support groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA+) newcomers?

Some large cities in Ontario may have support groups specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA+) newcomers.

Support groups can help you meet people and get involved in your new community.

Here are some examples:

Other areas in Ontario may have LGBTQIA+ support groups that are not specifically for newcomers, but you can meet there other LGBTQIA+ people and access services and resources.

Finding LGBTQIA+ Support Groups in Your Area

To find an LGBTQIA+ support group in your area you can:

Some LGBTQIA+ support groups may serve a particular group of people, such as:

For More Information

  • PFLAG Canada - An organization that helps all Canadians who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. It supports, educates and provides resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • LGBTQ+ Parenting Connection - A website that provides information, resources and support to LGBTQIA+ parents, their children and communities. From the LGBTQIA+ Parenting Network, a program of the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto.
  • Children's Mental Health Centres - This portal can help you find the nearest treatment centre for children's mental health problems. From Children's Mental Health Ontario.
  • EGALE - A Canadian LGBTQ+ human rights organization that advances equality, diversity, education and justice.
  • You Are Among Friends [PDF] - A collection of stories, experiences, resources, and information shared by members of LGBTQIA+ newcomer communities in Ontario. From Access Alliance Multicultural Health Centre.
  • Trans Lifeline - A free helpline for people who identify as transgender.
Last updated: April 19, 2022 4001592