ONLINE & LOCAL RESOURCES
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The following organizations and resources are for your reference.
Calgary Outlink is a peer-support hub for the LGBTQ2IA+ community. We do not assume responsibility or liability for any third-party content. Please feel free to contact us if you notice an error or would like to provide feedback. Please feel free to inform us of any additional links that you believe would be relevant on this page.
The Alex Youth Health Centre runs ‘Queermunity’, a support network for LGBTQ2 youth aged 12-24. They also have health, housing and food programs to support Calgary’s most vulnerable populations.
Find out more and check out their volunteer opportunities at www.thealex.ca
The ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives - Since 1973, The ArQuives (formerly Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) has been acquiring and preserving material documenting 2SLGBTQ+ history. The ArQuives' mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and provide public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada.
Check out their website: https://arquives.ca/
BIPOC Mental Health YYC is a living directory of community resources, BIPOC mental health professionals, decolonial and anti-racist educational resources, POC-owned fitness offerings, POC-centered self-care and relevant articles.
Calgary Pride is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote equality and celebrate Calgary’s diversity. Stay connected with them to learn about the many different programs, partnerships, and events they are working on.
Calgary Queer Arts Society is a nonprofit organization located in Calgary, Alberta that exists to give voice to queer people and their stories. They are committed to creating and sharing the narratives that shape the LGBTQ2IA+ community. They use storytelling mediums and artistic endeavors to inspire thoughtful conversations that educate and strengthen communities and institutions.
Find out more at www.calgaryqueerartssociety.com
The Centre for Newcomers offers collaborative support services and provides training opportunities for people who are new to Canada. Their LGBTQ+ Newcomers Service is a comprehensive resource for gender and sexually diverse permanent residents, asylum or refugee seekers, or folks under any other status.
You can find out more about the CFN and their other programs at www.centrefornewcomers.ca
The Centre for Sexuality offers a variety of LGBTQ supports and services including but not limited to, GSA supports, men’s health initiatives, and a summer camp for queer youth. They provide comprehensive and inclusive sexual health information through their training centre and they even have a professional counselor who specializes in sexuality and sexual health.
Check out their website at https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/
Edmonton 2 Spirit Society is an organization for 2-Spirit folks. Their mission is to re-establish and enhance traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples
Check out their website at https://e2s.ca/
Fellowship of Alberta Bears is a gay/queer/bi men's registered not-for-profit society.The Fellowship of Alberta Bears is dedicated to providing a gathering space for individuals who appreciate and enjoy the brotherhood of the gay bear community. FAB is a body positive, sex positive community group.
Check out their website at https://albearta.org/
Help Seeker is an app and website that is designed to assist folks in finding inclusive and helpful spaces in their community. Please follow the link below to learn more:
Check out their website at www.helpseeker.org
National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) has a page for 2SLGBTQ+ folks, that provides information on navigating language, questioning/coming out, early conversations about the body, gender, and sexuality, youth and puberty, adulthood, and self-advocacy.
Check out their website at https://nedic.ca/2slgbtq/.
Pride at Work Canada - Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to foster workplace cultures that recognize LGBTQ2+ employees as an important part of a diverse and effective workforce.
Check out their website: http://prideatwork.ca/
Refugee Restrooms is an online tool to assist you in finding inclusive and safe washrooms. Follow the link below to begin your search:
Check out their website at https://www.refugerestrooms.org
Safelink supports people living with, or at risk of HIV and hepatitis C. They educate communities, give non-judgmental support, tools and information, and offer harm reduction programs and services to populations in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta.
Check out their website at https://safelinkalberta.ca/
Sagesse is an organization that is women driven and evolutionary in its approach to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Sagesse is also an inclusive space for all female identified (trans* inclusive) individuals.
Check out their website at www.sagesse.org
Scarleteen is an independent, feminist, grassroots sexuality and relationships education media and support organization and website.It is often the most popular and most widely used site specifically providing sex and relationships information and support for young people worldwide and has been so through most of its tenure.
Check out their website at https://www.scarleteen.com/
Skipping Stone Foundation provides support, resources, and referrals to the trans and gender creative community.
Check out their website at www.skippingstone.ca
Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) engages in advocacy and education in three primary areas: government, outreach, and community development. TESA's mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans.
Check out their website at http://www.tesaonline.org/
For even more resources, check out Queer Compass, an online resource database for supports and services in Calgary for sexual and gender diverse people. This is a project by the LGBTQ2S+Inter-Agency Committee.
Go to https://queercompass.ca/ to start exploring now!