Family Resilience Project


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Through a partnership with the LGBTQ Wellness Centre, the Family Resilience Project offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families.

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.

If you are someone you know requires counselling please fill out this contact form. Select "Family Resilience Project" for services required. You will be contacted directly within 5 businesses days.

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.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Human Services, City of Edmonton (FCSS), United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and 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.

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

All donations to iSMSS are eligible for a charitable tax deduction receipt, from the University of Alberta. To make a donation. 

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For more information or general inquiries regarding our Programs and Services, please contact:

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
Tel: 780.492.0772