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2SLGBTQ+ Resources & Services

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.

PFLAG (Toronto chapter)

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]

Trans Partner Network – Sherbourne Health Centre

8-week social education series, and individual support for partners of trans people. 416-324-4180.

Online Resources for Families

Family Acceptance Project

Resources in multiple languages to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their families.

Gender Creative Kids

Resources for gender creative kids and their families, schools, and communities.

Gender Spectrum

Information to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

Rainbow Health Ontario

Information about 2SLGBTQ+ health and links to 2SLGBTQ+-friendly physical and mental health services in Ontario.

Trans Care BC

BC-wide hub providing  information about gender-affirming care and supports.

TransParent Canada

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.

CTYS FIT Guide 2020 – English

CTYS FIT Guide 2020 – French

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