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12 Organizations Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community in Alberta

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12 Organizations Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community in Alberta

Person wearing a rainbow flag that says "Queer & Proud"

Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash

In honour of Pride Month 2020, we’re highlighting organizations across Canada that support the LGBTQ+ community. For this post, we have listed organizations that are centred in Alberta or have local chapters there. You can draw upon these orgs if and when you need their services; alternatively, if you have the means, you can support the amazing work that they do.

Do you know of an organization that we should add to the list? Let us know by emailing us at support@rocketmanapp.com.

1. The Rainbow Pages (Edmonton)

The Rainbow Pages is an in-depth guide to LGBTQ+ youth resources in Edmonton, including health supports, transgender supports, and affirming churches and congregations.

Learn more about The Rainbow Pages >>>

2. Edmonton Vocal Minority (Edmonton)

EVM is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice choir that offers its members an opportunity for personal and musical growth in a safe, supportive, and creative environment. EVM also shares several self-produced concerts each year and performs at numerous community events.

Learn more about EVM >>>

3. Pride Centre of Edmonton (Edmonton)

Provides support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton through offering resources, education, counselling, volunteer opportunities, and activities.

Learn more about Pride Centre of Edmonton >>>

4. Outlink (Calgary)

Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the LGBTQ2IA+ and allied community. They offer drop-in peer support, online resources, and community programs.

Learn more about Outlink >>>

5. The Alex Youth Health Centre (Calgary)

The Alex offers support for vulnerable populations including a health centre that provides inclusive health and social care for youth aged 12-24.

Learn more about The Alex >>>

6. Centre for Sexuality (Calgary)

The Centre for Sexuality provides services and supports for the LGBTQ community including comprehensive health education and counselling; they also host Camp fYrefly, a national leadership retreat for LGBTQ youth aged 14-24.

Learn more about Centre for Sexuality >>>

Learn more about fYrefly >>>

7. LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services (Calgary, but serving all AB communities)

Provide one-on-one support services, group supports, information, referrals, and settlement advice for individual newcomers to Canada. They also offer programs for people with permanent residency, refugee claimants, and LGBTQ+ people with any other status in Canada. For organizations and professionals, they provide organizational assessments, training, information, referrals, and client advice.

Learn more about LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services >>>

8. Arches (Lethbridge)

Arches has a Queer Health Program that offers services to LGBTQ+ youth for their physical, sexual, mental, and social health through education, advocacy, and support.

Learn more about Arches >>>

9. Central Alberta Pride Society (Red Deer)

Run Pride Week events and provide education and information for the LGBTQ+ community in central Alberta.

Learn more about Central Alberta Pride Society >>>

10. Pflag (Canada)

Pflag offers peer-to-peer support for all Canadians struggling with issues around sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. They also offer support for their families.

Learn more about Pflag >>>

11. Egale (Canada)

Egale is a national organization that educates and advocates for the LGBTQI2S community, and also provides inclusivity training for organizations and schools.

Learn more about Egale >>>

12. Trans Lifeline (Canada/US)

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the resources they need, including a peer support hotline and microgrants.

Learn more about Trans Lifeline >>>

Person wearing a rainbow flag that says "Queer & Proud"

Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash

In honour of Pride Month 2020, we’re highlighting organizations across Canada that support the LGBTQ+ community. For this post, we have listed organizations that are centred in Alberta or have local chapters there. You can draw upon these orgs if and when you need their services; alternatively, if you have the means, you can support the amazing work that they do.

Do you know of an organization that we should add to the list? Let us know by emailing us at support@rocketmanapp.com.

1. The Rainbow Pages (Edmonton)

The Rainbow Pages is an in-depth guide to LGBTQ+ youth resources in Edmonton, including health supports, transgender supports, and affirming churches and congregations.

Learn more about The Rainbow Pages >>>

2. Edmonton Vocal Minority (Edmonton)

EVM is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice choir that offers its members an opportunity for personal and musical growth in a safe, supportive, and creative environment. EVM also shares several self-produced concerts each year and performs at numerous community events.

Learn more about EVM >>>

3. Pride Centre of Edmonton (Edmonton)

Provides support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton through offering resources, education, counselling, volunteer opportunities, and activities.

Learn more about Pride Centre of Edmonton >>>

4. Outlink (Calgary)

Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the LGBTQ2IA+ and allied community. They offer drop-in peer support, online resources, and community programs.

Learn more about Outlink >>>

5. The Alex Youth Health Centre (Calgary)

The Alex offers support for vulnerable populations including a health centre that provides inclusive health and social care for youth aged 12-24.

Learn more about The Alex >>>

6. Centre for Sexuality (Calgary)

The Centre for Sexuality provides services and supports for the LGBTQ community including comprehensive health education and counselling; they also host Camp fYrefly, a national leadership retreat for LGBTQ youth aged 14-24.

Learn more about Centre for Sexuality >>>

Learn more about fYrefly >>>

7. LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services (Calgary, but serving all AB communities)

Provide one-on-one support services, group supports, information, referrals, and settlement advice for individual newcomers to Canada. They also offer programs for people with permanent residency, refugee claimants, and LGBTQ+ people with any other status in Canada. For organizations and professionals, they provide organizational assessments, training, information, referrals, and client advice.

Learn more about LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services >>>

8. Arches (Lethbridge)

Arches has a Queer Health Program that offers services to LGBTQ+ youth for their physical, sexual, mental, and social health through education, advocacy, and support.

Learn more about Arches >>>

9. Central Alberta Pride Society (Red Deer)

Run Pride Week events and provide education and information for the LGBTQ+ community in central Alberta.

Learn more about Central Alberta Pride Society >>>

10. Pflag (Canada)

Pflag offers peer-to-peer support for all Canadians struggling with issues around sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. They also offer support for their families.

Learn more about Pflag >>>

11. Egale (Canada)

Egale is a national organization that educates and advocates for the LGBTQI2S community, and also provides inclusivity training for organizations and schools.

Learn more about Egale >>>

12. Trans Lifeline (Canada/US)

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the resources they need, including a peer support hotline and microgrants.

Learn more about Trans Lifeline >>>

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