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

Some large cities in Ontario may have support groups specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) 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 LGBTQ+ support groups that are not specifically for newcomers, but you can meet there other LGBTQ+ people and access services and resources.

Finding LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Your Area

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

Some LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ parents, their children and communities. From the LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ newcomer communities in Ontario. From Access Alliance Multicultural Health Centre.
  • Trans Lifeline - A free helpline for people who identify as transgender.
Last updated: December 4, 2018 4001592