Skipping Stone Foundation: A Calgary based organization connecting trans and gender diverse youth, adults and families with comprehensive and low barrier access to the support they need and deserve including: community, mental health, medical services and educational opportunities. They offer free weekly virtual drop-in support groups for any trans and gender diverse youth and families in Alberta. They also have a chest binder exchange program for trans and gender diverse individuals to access.
Egale Canada: www.egale.ca
Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. Their mission is to improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and advocacy. Their website has many helpful tools for allies, research studies, and advocacy campaigns to support - they also offer free webinars.
PFLAG Canada: www.pflagcanada.ca
A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children. Their mission is to support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns, and to offer local emotional peer-to-peer family support.
Canadian Centre for Sexual & Gender Diversity: www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org
The CCGSD intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. Their resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as educational tools for building allyship.
Salaam Canada: www.salaamcanada.info
A volunteer-run national organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans. They offer supports and programs for those in the queer/trans Muslim community, and advocate for social justice for members of this community.
Youth Safe: www.youthsafe.net
Updated and monitored regularly by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (“ACLRC”), this hub provides links to information and resources, in Alberta, for LGBTQ+ people and allies. The website is focused on human rights and services for youth and young adults.
We Matter Campaign: www.wemattercampaign.org
An organization dedicated to Two-Spirit and Indigenous youth mental health support. Includes great resources such as a Two-Spirit video dictionary.
The 519: www.the519.org
A Toronto-based nonprofit organization committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. Their website contains many helpful and educational resources and virtual programming.
It Gets Better: www.itgetsbetter.org
A nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe through inspiring media programming and educational resources. Their online video database contains over 60,000 it gets better stories to provide hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people.
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
An American nonprofit organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Crisis line only available in the USA, but contains many mental health resources and research on their website
An American-based national network of educators, students, and schools that provide research and resources to cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. They have many helpful tools for educators and GSAs, and anti-bullying education.
Canadian Mental Health - Wood Buffalo Region & Youth Network - Pride YMM Rainbow Space
CMHA offers free mental health programs in Fort McMurray and can help direct you to mental health resources. Their social media account posts helpful tips, articles, videos and resources for mental health. The Youth Network is specifically dedicated to connecting youth to mental health resources in the community.
Phone: 780-743-1053 *This is not a crisis line.
Instagram: @cmhawb and @youthhub_wb
Some Other Solutions - Society for Crisis Prevention - Pride YMM Rainbow Space
SOS Crisis Line: 780-743-(HELP) 4357 or 1-800-565-3801
Some Other Solutions is a local Fort McMurray resource for suicide prevention. They operate a 24/7, anonymous, confidential, non-judgmental crisis line. They also offer free virtual mentoring, general counselling and grief and loss counselling. SOS also has a Child & Youth Team of mentors who provide mental health support in schools, and offer free content through their social media pages, blogs, podcast, and YouTube channel.
Counselling Online Booking: https://someothersolutions.janeapp.com/
SOS Youth Instagram: @sosyouth_ymm
Youtube Channel: Some Other Solutions Youth
Boreal Therapy Collective Inc. - Pride YMM Rainbow Space
Amy Parsons is a Registered Social Worker providing individual mental health therapy in Fort McMurray and Newfoundland.
8324 Franklin Ave Unit 3, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J1
Phone: (780) 838-5070
YMM Collaborative Practice - Pride YMM Rainbow Space
A collective of mental health professionals providing confidential, compassionate, and evidence-based psychological and wellness services for children, youth, adults, couples, and families. Inclusive of all backgrounds and identities.
8324 Franklin Ave Unit 3, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J1
Phone: (587) 452-1379
TLC Therapy (Tammy Lockyer)
Tammy is a Registered Clinical Social Worker that has been practicing in Fort McMurray for over 20 years. She is passionate about working with children and families.
9912A Manning Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H
Phone: (587) 200-7183
Mental Health Help Line
Alberta Health Services dedicated help line for mental health services. The Mental Help Line is a toll-free 24/7 confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns. Calling will connect you to AHS addiction and mental health staff.
Phone Line: 1-877-303-2642 *This is not a crisis line.
Edmonton's first 24/7 mental health and wellness help line dedicated to supporting people in Edmonton's 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Help Line: 1-844-70-BRITE (2-7483)
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s 24/7, national support service. Professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. This service is completely confidential. The texting service is completely free and available 24/7/365. You don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it. All conversations you have with a volunteer Crisis Responder are confidential and you can text from anywhere in Canada.
Phone Line to speak with professional Counsellors: 1-800-668-6868
Text: Text CONNECT to 686868
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.
Canada Hotline: 1-877-330-6366
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (for everyone)
24/7/365 Suicide Prevention Toll-Free Crisis Line
Crisis Line: 1-833-456-4566
Connect via text at 45645, 2 PM - 10 PM MST
Hope for Wellness Help Line
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Toll-Free 24/7 phone line.
Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Website: connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca
MMIWG Support Line
24/7 crisis line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Crisis Line: 1-844-413-6649
LGBTQ Alcohol Support Resource
LGBTQ+ people are not inherently prone to alcoholism because of their sexual orientation or gender identity but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society. Alcohol Rehab Guide strives to create a stigma free zone where anyone who wishes to seek treatment can do so without feeling guilty.
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