The Family Resilience Project, operating through the CHEW Project and Fyrefly Institute at the University of Alberta, offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender diverse (2SLGBTQ+) children, youth, and families. 

Services are available for residents of Alberta, including the University of Alberta community. If you or someone you know requires counselling please email us at (Limited Availability)



(New start date: March 23, 2023)

Community Agency Roundtable Report

We are pleased to share this final report from 2017, which is based on consultations held with community agencies and groups in Edmonton and area.

The purpose of these consultations were to:

  1. Examine the issues facing LGBTQ youth in Edmonton and area.
  2. Share work currently being done by agencies to support LGBTQ youth.
  3. Identify gaps, absences, and needs to better support LGBTQ youth.
  4. Develop and share recommendations.

Recommended report citation:

Wells, K., & de Vos, P. (2017). Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area. Edmonton, AB: Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.

Recognition and Gratitute

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Human Services, City of Edmonton (FCSS), United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and the Fyrefly Institute for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services) for supporting these consultations and making this report possible. We hope you will find the report of interest and value to your work.

Lastly, a special thank you to all the individuals and agencies who participated in our consultations. We hope the report has captured the intent and spirit of our collective discussions.

Support the Fyrefly Institute

Fyrefly Institute has a number of programs and services that provide support the well being of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Edmonton and surrounding area. You can support the work we do by making volunteering or by making a charitable donation to any of our programs, services, or projects.  

All donations are eligible for a charitable tax deduction receipt from the University of Alberta. 

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