Trans Resources List
Supports for Families in Toronto
P & P Program – Central Toronto Youth Services
Parent/caregiver counselling and education for parents of trans youth, and family counselling services for trans youth and their families.
Families in TRANSition – Central Toronto Youth Services
10-week group for parents of trans youth (13–21) focused on: strengthening parent-child relationships, promoting youth mental health & resilience, and learning about social & physical TRANSition options.
Gender Independent Groups – Toronto District School Board
Peer and social support groups (serving K-grade 9) provide opportunities for families and children to meet in a safe and inclusive space. A program of the TDSB’s Gender Based Violence Prevention Office. 416-898-0895.
Out & Proud Program – Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Inclusive and positive services for 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth served by CAS of Toronto, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ families and care providers. 416-924-4640.
416-406-6378 (support); 416-406-1727 (general inquiries). Phone and group-based support for parents, family, and friends of 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
Transceptance – Central Toronto Youth Services
Drop-in, parent-run, peer-support group for parents of trans children; every third Thursday monthly. [email protected]
8-week social education series, and individual support for partners of trans people. 416-324-4180.
Online Resources for Families
Resources in multiple languages to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Resources for gender creative kids and their families, schools, and communities.
Information to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Information about 2SLGBTQ+ health and links to 2SLGBTQ+-friendly physical and mental health services in Ontario.
BC-wide hub providing information about gender-affirming care and supports.
National parent-to-parent support network.
Trans Resources for Families
Families in TRANSition Guide
Families in TRANSition has created a comprehensive guide for parents and caregivers of transgender and gender questioning youth. Full of practical and sensitive parent-to-parent and professional therapeutic advice, it tries to anticipate and address common questions and concerns, as well as normalize the varied reactions families may have. For copies of this guide, contact us.
Families in TRANSition Workbooks
These workbooks offer guided activities and readings that people can use to build and maintain close, healthy relationships between their caregivers or their transgender youth. They were created to be used as part of the Families in TRANSition Group Program. But most of these activities can also be done alone, or with the guidance of a social worker, counselor, or other mental health provider.
We are also working to translate these workbooks into French.
FIT Workbook – Caregivers – 2021 – CTYS – English
FIT Workbook – Youth – 2021 – CTYS – English
Other 2SLGBTQ+ Resources
- Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
- Lumenus: ReachOut
- Lumenus: The Studio
- Friends of Ruby
- Toronto District School Board: Gender Based Violence Prevention Program
- LGBT YouthLine
- Queer Asian Youth
- Supporting Our Youth
- 519 Church Street Community Centre
- NEDIC | 2SLGBTQ+
- Pieces to Pathways
- Sheena’s Place : Trans, Non-binary & Gender Questioning support
- Sherbourne Health Centre: Trans and Non-Binary Programming
- The 519: Youth Programing
- YMCA Sprott House
- Toby’s Place