Community Resources

iSMSS believes in community networking and working together with local organizations to ensure that people are able to access supports from other great organizations in and around Edmonton. Through collaboration we are able to best serve the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Here is a list of on campus and off campus resources and services that provide services from mental health to to housing.

On Campus Resources

  • APRIG

    The Alberta Public Interest Research Group ( APIRG) is a student led, non-profit organization based at the University of Alberta. APIRG supports student and community based research, social activism and advocacy by providing resources to help students be active participates in their community.

     

    For more information on APIRG visit their website. For inquiries contact apirg@ualberta.ca

     

     

  • OUTlaw

    OUTlaw Alberta is a student organization within the Faculty of Law directed at queer students and their allies. OUTlaw's primary purpose is to promote a queer positive atmosphere within the Law School. OUTlaw provides information to current and prospective students about queer issues at the school and within the broader University and Edmonton communities, organizing social activities, developing relationships with queer positive people in the professional legal community, and by providing visibility and support for other queer students.

     

    For more information on OUTlaw click here. For inquiries contact outlaw@ualberta.ca.

  • OUTreach

    OUTreach is the University of Alberta's LGBTQ+ and Allied Social Group. OUTtreach strives to provide a safer, welcoming space for anyone who considers themselves a part of, or an ally to, the LGBTQ+ community. OUTreach is open to the public and members do not need to be U of A affiliated. All are welcome to join them for their weekly meetings, socials and events throughout the year.

     

    For more information on OUTreach visit their website. For inquires email outreach@ualberta.ca

     

     

  • RIG

    Intersections of Gender is an academic hub focused on illuminating intersectional gender research, supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations, growing inclusive mentorship and teaching, and engaging communities across all sectors on gender + intersectionality.

     

    For more information on RIG visit their website. For any inquiries you can contact rig@ualberta.ca

  • The Landing

    The Landing is a Students' Union service at the University of Alberta main campus that offers support for gender and sexual diverse folks. The Landing aims to advocate and promote gender equity on campus through events, awareness campaigns, outreach, educational sessions and volunteer opportunities. The Landing is a welcoming and inclusive space on campus for gender and sexual diverse communities as well as a support for their family, friends and allies.

    To learn more about The Landing and all the services they provide visit their website. For any inquiries contact thelanding@su.ualberta.ca.

     

  • Black Students Association

    The University of Alberta Black Students' Association will serve as an organization which strives to empower and promote community interaction among all black students at the University of Alberta. With the goal of fostering student development, the UABSA's objective is to create a network of supportive members who connect culturally, socially, and contribute to one another's success academically.

    Contact

    Email: bsauofa@ualberta.ca

  • First People's House

    Guided by Indigenous cultural teachings, the First Peoples' House provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) learners to achieve personal and academic growth. First Peoples is commitment to supporting the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student community on campus and provide services that reflect this responsibility. They honour the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our student community at the University of Alberta.


    To learn more visit their website here.


    Contact

    Email: fph@ualberta.ca
    Phone: (780) 492- 5677

  • The U of A Sexual Assault Centre

     

    The U of A Sexual Assault Centre provides drop-in crisis intervention support to survivors of sexual violence & their supporters, as well as comprehensive educational workshops for the Campus Community. They actively work towards creating a campus community free of sexual violence and operate from a feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, person-centered framework.

     

    To learn more visit their website here.


    Contact
    Email: sexualassaultcentre@ualberta.ca
    Phone: 780-492-9771


General 2SLGBTQ+ Resources

  • ALTView

    The altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities' mission is to provide resources and support to sexual minority and gender variant persons in Strathcona County and surrounding regions.


    To learn more about visit here.

  • Outloud Foundation

    Outloud Foundation for Community LGBTQ Supports and Services is a non-profit organixation that provides resources and programming to 2SLGBTQ+ youth and adults in St. Alberta. Outloud has monthly youth meetings, Juniors meetings for all ages, and supports PFLAG St. Alberta.

     

    To learn more visit their website.


    Contact
    Phone: 780-990-6518

  • Pride Centre of Edmonton

    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. Pride Centre is a safe space that welcomes every individual who walks through the doors. They offer resources, education, volunteer, opportunities, counselling, and a whole host of activities. They also organize programs such as support groups, social events, and educational seminars to help the social, mental, and physical health of our community.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact

    Email: hello@pridecentreofedmonton.ca

    Phone: (780) 488-3234


IBPOC and QTIBPOC

  • Africa Centre

    The organization strives to create opportunities for access and full participation of members of the African community in all aspects of society including economic, social, cultural and educational endeavours and contribute to the holistic development and wellness of the African individual, family and community.

     

    To learn more visit their website.


    Contact
    Email: info@africacentre.ca

    Phone: (780) 455 - 5423

  • Edmonton Two Spirit Society

    Edmonton Two Spirit Society's mission is to re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email: hello@edmonton2s.com

    Phone: (780) 909-1664

  • RARICANow

    It started in 2017 to address the pending issues about the queer community that are left untouched ignored, with hopes that one day all will be well preaching to the world that every single life matters regardless of the differences.

     

    To learn more visit their website.


    Contact
    Email: raricanow@gmail.com

  • YEG- The Comeup ( Africa Centre)

    YEG The Comeup collective works towards empowering and sharing various voices and experiences of young peoples of African and Caribbean descent. By coming together to discuss/consider youth -relevant topics & issues through the inclusion of diverse cultures and experiences. YEGTheComeup provides a means for building and supporting identity, collective and self - awareness and community.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact

    Email: yegcommunity@africacenter.ca


Health Resources

  • Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness

    Compass Centre empower individuals to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive well being through, education, information and supportive programs and services. This is accomplished by respecting the individual's values, beliefs, cultural context and experiences.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email: ed@compasscentre.ca
    Phone: (780) 423-3737

  • Drop in YEG

    They have multiple locations throughout Edmonton with flexible days and times ready to serve you. Please check the service locations for location information.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact

    Email:

    (780) 423-2831

  • Edmonton Men's Health Collective

    The EMHC is a grassroots health organization run by and for queer and trans community members. Our vision is for Edmonton queer and trans community members to have equitable opportunity to experience positive health and wellbeing.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

     

  • LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre

    The LGBTQ Wellness Centre launched on July 15, 2020.This centre will provide wraparound wellness services for transgender, non-binary, and ender diverse people in Northern Alberta including social supports, mental and physical health services, and educational opportunities.

     

    To learn more and for contact information visit their website.

     

  • SACE

    Sexual Assault center of Edmonton exists to support people impacted by sexual violence and engage communities to promote respect and uphold a culture of consent.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email: info@sace.ca

    Phone: (780) 423 - 4102


Youth Resources

  • Camp Dragonfly

    Camp Dragonfly is a summer camp in Edmonton, AB for gender creative, trans+, and gender fluid children, their friends & siblings ages 6-13. This two- day camp allows children to engage with music, drama, sports, art, and other games in a setting that supports and encourages exploration and celebration of identity.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email: info@camp-dragonfly.com

     

  • Kids Help Phone

    Kids Help Phone is a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 free confidential professional online and telephone counselling and volunteer-led, text-based support in English and French to youth across Canada. Kids Help Phone also provides information on how to access community support services for youth

     

    To learn more visit their website.


    Contact

    Phone: 1-800-668-6868

  • Rainbow Alliance for Youth of Edmonton (RAYE)

    RAYE's purpose is to share the diverse stories of LGBTQ2S+ youth between ages 12 - 24 living in the Edmonton area to promote increased understanding, empathy, and knowledge of this community's specific needs, strengths, and experiences.

     

    To learn more visit their website.


    Contact

    Email: rainbowallianceyouthedmonton@gmail.com

  • The Cellar Youth Centre

    The Cellar Youth Centre is an all-inclusive safe space where teenagers from all walks of life are welcomed and accepted for who they are. Our team of staff and volunteers connect with the kids by offering them holistic care, mentoring relationships, safe

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email:
    info@yuedmonton.com

    Phone: (780) 437-3000

  • YESS

    Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15 - 24. YESS focus on working collaboratively with our youth-supporting partners on prevention and diversion out of homelessness. And ultimately, we aim to walk beside traumatized youth as they heal through relationships.

     

    To learn more and for contact information visit their website.


    Contact
    Email: reception@yess.org

    Phone: (780) 468 - 7070


Community Resources

  • Homeward Trust Edmonton

    Homeward Trust Edmonton is a not-for-profit organization committed to ending homelessness in our city. Homeward Trust leads local efforts that address homelessness and its devastating impacts on individual through funding, advocacy and providing resources for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact
    Email: info@homewardtrust.ca

    Phone: (780) 496- 2634

  • The Family Centre

    The Family Centre is a safe space for everyone. People of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, experiences, gender expressions, gender identities, religions, and sexual orientations are welcome to access our services. They offer counselling services, translations, and family and youth services.

     

    To learn more visit their website.

     

    Contact

    Phone: (780) 900-6423