Resources

Disclaimer: Please note that the resources below are not endorsed or necessarily connected to the organizations that make up the 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative of Peel Region. Please ensure you are making informed decisions when accessing these resources and connecting with a healthcare provider when making decisions that may impact your health.

Have feedback about any of the resources mentioned here? Want to recommend a resource for this page? Contact us at rainbow@moyohcs.ca.

Queen Square Family Health Team

Transgender and non-binary clients are a priority at Queen Square Family Health Team (QSFHT). QSFHT provides individuals with safe, supportive, and gender-affirming health and counselling services.

They Offer:

  • Education and information
  • Support for social, medical, and legal transition
  • Surgical assessments
  • Sexual health and screening
  • Provide clients with access to medically supervised transition and psychosocial transition support in a culturally safe environment
  • Supervised transition (hormonal therapy and/or surgery)
  • Culturally safe clinic space
  • Services are open to anyone seeking Gender Affirming services.

For referrals:

  • Patients can call 905-453-1453 and ask to self-refer to the gender program
  • Service providers or practitioners can send a referral letter by fax to 905-453-7498
  • Patients and service providers can also refer via the referral portal online. Visit it here.

Connect Clinic 

Connect-Clinic offers specialty services to trans and gender diverse individuals, including nonbinary and genderqueer folx. The term trans refers to transgender, transsexual, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning persons. Different medical treatment plans and supports are offered in order to meet individual needs and goals.

This program offers telemedicine-based medical consultations, advice and treatment related to trans care, including general health and wellness services, hormone therapy, and surgery referrals. All services are covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Referrals to this program are appreciated and accepted, though they are not necessary.

T: 647-670-0493
E: https://www.connect-clinic.com/contactus 

Women’s College Hospital 

Women’s College Hospital is a teaching hospital in Toronto that maintains a focus on women’s health, research in women’s health, and ambulatory care.

Access Their Transition-Related Surgeries: https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/surgery/transition-related-surgeries/ 

T: 416-323-6400 

E: info@wchospital.ca 

Trans Pride Toronto

Trans Pride Toronto’s mission is to improve the lives and wellbeing of Trans/2Spirit, Black, and non-binary identities who experience homelessness, marginalization, poverty, and transphobia through low barrier, accessible, and equitable access to housing, employment, harm reduction services, and drop-in services.  

T: 647-607-7423 

E: transpridetorontott@gmail.com 

Sherbourne Health 

Sherbourne Health offers a wide range of primary healthcare programs and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, intersex, queer or questioning individuals.  

T: 416-324-4180 

E: info@sherbourne.on.ca 

Rainbow Health Ontario is a program of Sherbourne Health that creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities. 

Access Their Trans Health Knowledge Base: https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/trans-health-knowledge-base/category/changing-your-name-and-or-sex-marker-on-government-id/ 

T: 416-324-4100 

E: info@rainbowhealthontario.ca 

CMHA 

Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to making mental health possible for all. 

Access Mental Health Services for Gender-Diverse and Sexual-Minority Youthhttps://ontario.cmha.ca/documents/mental-health-services-for-gender-diverse-and-sexual-minority-youth/ 

T: 1-800-875-6213 

E: info@ontario.cmha.ca 

Dr. McLean 

Dr. McLean is a plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience who offers FTM top surgery at the McLean Clinic in Mississauga, Ontario. 

T: 1-855-311-7722 

E: topsurgery@mcleanclinic.com 

The Hospital for Sick Children 

SickKids, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest center dedicated to improving children’s health in the country.   

Access Their Transgender Youth Clinic: https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/faqs/transgenderyouthclinic 

For additional information contact the Nurse Practitioner at 416-813-7654 ext. 203569.  

For appointments and referrals, call the Clinical Coordinator at 416-813-5097. 

T: 416-813-1500 (General Inquiries)  

Visage Clinic 

Cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Toronto offering a wide range of procedures.  

Access Their Gender Confirming Surgeries: https://www.visageclinic.com/cosmetic-surgery/gender-reassignment/ 

T: 416- 929-9800 

E: drdupere@visageclinic.com 

BindersOUT 

BindersOUT is a binder exchange program created to give trans and nonbinary folks access to affordable (and safe!) chest binding. 

E: bindersout@gmail.com 

GrS Montreal

A plastic surgery clinic in Montreal, focused on Gender Affirmation Surgeries. 

T: 514-288-2097 

E: info@grsmontreal.com 

Kyle’s Place

Kyle’s Place is a trans and non-binary prioritized space that is committed to fostering community, solidarity, support, advocacy and access to resources, particularly for community members who are marginalized due to race, class, age, mental health and abilities. Kyle’s Place uses a peer/mutual aid model and values the knowledge gained from lived experience.
Kyle’s Place is home to transParent Hamilton-Niagara which offers advocacy workshops and support to parents/guardians of trans and non-binary youth; The Brody Brown Name Change Fund which assists with the financial burden of changing legal documents; and The TransForm Pop-up Shop which is a social enterprise supporting trans and non-binary folks with paid employment skills and experience.
They also offer a once monthly older trans peer support group, a food pantry, clothing swaps and a weekly afternoon social drop-in.
Kyle’s Place offers no cost meeting space and a place to host events for grassroots agencies that are committed to and work from an anti-racist/anti-oppression perspective.

Gendergear.ca

Founded in 1997, GenderGear.ca is a worker-owned co-operative located in Ontario, Canada. Owned-and-operated by trans and gender variant folks, They’re here to make finding gender gear simple, easy, and affordable. They wear, read, and use all of the stuff we stock, and we only carry products they truly love!

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.

Find Sexual Health Services Near You: https://www.actioncanadashr.org/resources/services

Sexual Health Information Hub: https://www.actioncanadashr.org/resources/sexual-health-hub

T: 613-241-4474
E: info@actioncanadaSHR.org 

Planned Parenthood Toronto

We are a pro-choice community health centre that advances and advocates for the sexual health, health, and well being of youth.

Factsheets: http://ppt.on.ca/education/facts/

Research: http://ppt.on.ca/education/research/

Teen Health Source: https://teenhealthsource.com/contact/

T: 416-961-0113
E: ppt@ppt.on.ca

Clinics who can provide PrEP

PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a highly effective way for people at high risk to have more control over their sex lives and protect themselves from HIV.

Digital Informational Resources

HIV, Hepatitis C & COVID-19 from CATIE (available in French here: https://www.catie.ca/fr/vih/ressources-covid-19)

How does PrEP prevent HIV? | CATIEinfo (available in French here: https://youtu.be/qXIjEWN8I6Q)

PEP: Preventing HIV after a potential exposure | CATIEinfo (available in French here: https://youtu.be/T3IgnoAW3FA)

CMHA Peel-Dufferin Crisis Line

If you are in a mental health crisis, we can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All ages in Peel call: 905-278-9036 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin.

Over 18 years in Dufferin, call: 1-888-811-2222 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin.

Under 18 years in Dufferin County, call 519-941-1530 Dufferin Child & Youth Mental Health Crisis Line.

Umbrella Mental Health Network

A Network of Queer and Trans-identified Mental Health Professionals Who Serve the 2SLGBTQIA Community.

Crisis support & community resources in Peel Region | Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (includes accommodation, food resources, and more)

AYSP Youth Beyond Barriers Program

Confidential services for youth ages 12-17 who identify as 2SLGBTQ+

AYSP Youth Beyond Barriers Program

Confidential services for youth ages 12-17 who identify as 2SLGBTQ+

LGBT YouthLine

LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. They do this by:

  • Providing anonymous peer support and referrals;
  • Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
  • Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.

Phone line: 1-800-268-9688
Text line: 647-694-4275
Live chat: https://www.youthline.ca/
Resource database: https://resources.youthline.ca/

T: 416-962-2232 or toll free at 1-888-687-9688
E: shivaniem@youthline.ca

Friends of Ruby

Friends of Ruby is dedicated to the progressive well-being of LGBTQI2S youth (aged 16-29) through mental health services, social services and housing. Their approach is comprehensive, involving mind, body and community – wherever you are on your personal journey.

Drop-In Services and Youth Centre Programming: https://www.friendsofruby.ca/programs-and-services/drop-in-services-and-programming/

T: 416-359-0237
E: friendsofruby.ca/contact/

2SpiritYouth.ca

2 Spirits in Motion Society launched 2SpiritYouth.ca in November 2021 with the support of it’s funding partner ‘Indigenous Services Canada’ accompanied by the mandate to produce a digital space that shares the ‘Good News’ for and by 2 Spirit / Indigiqueer / LGBTQIAA+ Indigenous Youth across colonially defined ‘Canada’.

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