Inclusive Communities:

Camrose Public Library

We are innovative. We protect intellectual freedom. We are inclusive. We are lit

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) meetings

Story Time with Local Drag Royalty

The Open Doors

Trauma-informed programs to meet clients where they are at and offer a safe place to meet the basic needs.

LGBTQ2SIA+ Affirming Churches:

Camrose United Church

Proclaims an inclusive welcome to all people in the full spectrum of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic identity, age, ability, and social class.

Bethel Lutheran Church

A congregation that believes in full participation through the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program: a public way for faith communities to see, name, celebrate, and advocate for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.


The altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities

A nonprofit that aims to provide LGBTQ2SIA+ people in rural communities supports where few exist.

The Pride Centre of Edmonton

Provides a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all attractions, identities, and expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people, and be part of a caring community.

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services

Provides programs and services to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies. 

Health Care:

AHS funding for Transition:

BC gender surgery – The Gender Surgery Program B.C., including the Gender Surgery Clinic, opened at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) in September 2019, making the Gender Surgery Program B.C. Western Canada’s only program performing lower gender-affirming surgeries for transgender and gender-diverse people:

AHS funded  Surgeries for Phalloplasty, metoidioplasty or Vaginoplasty are provided at the Centre Metropolitain de Chirurgie in Montreal.

Online Resources

Children’s Resources

Gender Creative Kids Canada

Canadian Pediatric Society – Affirming Care

Information for Guardians/Parents/Caretakers:

Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Trans Parents Alberta 101

Skipping Stone

Strong Family Alliance

Human rights campaign

My Kid is Gay

Supporting yourself

Skipping Stone (parents group meeting)

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

General 2SLGBTQ+ Information:

Trans students educational resource. (Infographics and information on gender and sexual diversity) :

Practice with pronouns. (A website for practicing names and pronouns):



The Wellness Centre (Edmonton 2SLGBTQ+ Healthcare centre)

Transgender 101

Trans 101 videos 

Changing name and gender marker on your legal IDs in Alberta

The Rainbow Pages: LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Guide

Health Care Self-Advocacy Tip Sheet for 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

Two-Spirit Resources:

Edmonton Two-Spirit Society

Two-Spirit Knowing:

What Does “Two-Spirit” Mean?

Being Two-Spirit: A Brief Explainer

Rainbow Resource Centre Two-Spirit Fact sheet

Interview with Dr. James Makokis

Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth

Rural Alberta Community and Supports

Outreach Southern Alberta

YQueerL Lethbridge

Pride Southeast Alberta

Banff Pride

Central Alberta Pride Society

Red Deer Queer Community Association

Jasper Pride

Gay And Lesbian Association of the Peace (GALAP)


Grande Prairie Pride Society

Fort McMurray LGBTQmunity

Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Pride

Peace River Pride Society

Mental Health Support

Counselling Services (low / no-cost)

Name Contact InfoNotes
The Family Centre folks 18+ (parental)First session free; sliding scaleUnlimited drop-in
Centre for Sexuality Free short-term counselling & referrals
Skipping Stone Foundation Community coachingPeer mentors
Calgary Outlink Groups, peer support, mentorship
Momentum Walk-In Counselling (780) 797-0900info@walkinedmonton.org1-on-1 single session, online groups,
Drop-in YEG Services for individuals, couples/partners, and families (parental consent to see underage (16) children/youth alone). 

Youth Spaces

Name Contact InfoNotes
Youth Empowerment and Support Services Youth ages 15-24; shelter / drop in; wrap around support
Old Strathcona Youth Society Resources, referrals, information
CHEW OUTpost Frontline support 2SLGBTQ+ folks ages 14-29 facing barriers
iHuman Youth Society Youth ages 12-24 facing barriers

Spiritual Resources:

What the New Testiment says about homosexuality

Free Training for Health Care Providers:

Trans Wellness Initiative Introduction to Affirming Spaces Training

Free Education Pamphlets


Name Contact InfoNotes
Briteline 1-844-702-748324/7 operation; specifically for folks in the community
Distress Line 780-482-4357 (HELP)24/7; non judgemental  and short term crisis intervention
Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-636624/7 trans peer support
Kids Help Phone Call 1-800-668-6868 Text 686868connect with a crisis responder or to talk to someone
Canada Suicide Prevention Services Call 1-833-456-4566Text: 4564524/7; connect with a crisis responder
Hope for Wellness Crisis Support line for Indigenous people across Canada. “Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Telephone support available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut on request.
911If you or someone else are in immediate danger