SERVICE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. We expect to have more capacity later this spring. Please feel free to email now with questions, or check back in April for updates. Thanks for your understanding. 

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)

Donate to Fyrefly

The Fyrefly Institute has served 2SLGBTQ+ people for more than twenty years, fighting for queer rights since before marriage equality was achieved in Canada. Every year, we reach and support thousands of people throughout the province. To sustain our thriving programs, we are seeking $10,000 in funding. Please donate to the Fyrefly Institute fund.

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.

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