Shades of Color
We are QTIBPOCs making spaces for other QTIBPOCs who need this safer closed space to breathe. We hope that this will help to fill the gaps within community that affirm our experiences and identity and move towards strengthening healthy multi-generational relationships that are needed. We strive to provide ongoing support for individuals who are struggling with their experiences and identities, and facilitate open and honest discussions. We meet roughly every other week, and it’s never too late in the year to attend for the first time! Snacks are provided and can try to connect people with rides if needed.
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
NYSHN is lead by and for Indigenous youth 30 years of age and under. In addition to our staff, NYSHN is advised by 3 Youth Councils:
- National Indigenous Young Women’s Council (NIYWC)
- National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NIYCHA)
- National Native American Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NNYC-HIV)
C.H.E.W. Project provides support and resources for LGBTQ2S+ youth facing barriers of mental health, homelessness, substance use, survival sex, sexual exploitation and others. We provide counselling, as well as a safe place to come to for basic needs and support, Indigenous peer support, STI testing and more.
The Fyrefly Institute for Gender and sexual diversity (formerly the Institute for sexual minority Studies and Services; ISMSS) is a non-profit organization and research institute housed in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. The Fyrefly Institute provides programs and services to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies. Our work also involves partnerships with various organizations such as the Calgary Centre for Sexuality, Boyle Street Community Services, Nekem: To change something, and the Pride Centre of Edmonton to provide direct services, including crisis intervention, mental health support, and 2SLGBTQ+ education. Our multifaceted approach allows us to not help youth at large but to also guide professional development and education through our diverse range of programs and services listed below:
- Camp fYrefly
- fYrefly in Schools
- Where the Rivers Meet
- Professional Development
- Family Resilience Program
- C.H.E.W Project
- Alberta GSA Network
The Fruit Loop Society of Alberta is an Edmonton-based,
volunteer-led non-profit social enterprise.
We provide inclusive events, dynamic social media, and special initiatives for Alberta’s LGBTQ2S+ community.
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. Under our roof is a safe space that welcomes every individual who walks through the doors.
We offer resources, education, volunteer opportunities, counselling, and a whole host of activities. One of the important roles we play in community is providing sensitive and expert information and referrals for those seeking help. We also organize programs such as support groups, social events, and educational seminars to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of our community.
The QTHC 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 an equitable opportunity to experience positive health and well-being.
Our mission is to provide a representative voice that addresses the specific health determinants and needs of queer and trans community members through community education, support, and capacity-building; provider training and professional development; and community-based research and advisory.
Our vision is to facilitate streamlined access to trans and gender diverse healthcare in Alberta. The Centre in Edmonton and The Alex in Calgary retain multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and allied professionals including psychiatry, family medicine, endocrinology, uro-gynaecology, gynaecology, psychology (both individual and group offerings), nursing, social work, and peer support.
We are also connected to additional professionals (with an emphasis on primary care) in the community who provide care to the trans population. Using this network, we aim to provide compassionate and easily accessible care while working to de-pathologize gender diversity.
Since 2007, the altView Foundation has served the queer community in Strathcona County and surrounding areas with several programs. They are the HangOUT, a youth space/activity group, Thought Out, an all-ages discussion group, altView Writes, a course basesd program to assist queer and trans authors in getting their words out, and the altView Presents program, a series of presentations to various public and private groups regarding a variety of LGBTQ-themed topics. In addition to the wide range of programs it offers, altView also provides in- and out-of-school support to Elk Island Public Schools’ Gay/Straight Alliances, providing resources and support to students and staff who wish to work to make their schools safer spaces for LGBTQ students. The foundation has grown considerably since it began as a small youth group in 2007; altView now has an office in Sherwood Park and employs three part-time staff members.
The Enchanté Network connects and supports 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations across Canada. We help build stronger 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations through providing resources, training, and peer to peer networking. Our member organizations include everything from small, volunteer-driven 2Spirit and LGBTQ groups to large frontline service-oriented community centres.
It was founded in 2017 to address the current issues in the queer community that are left untouched and ignored, with the hopes that one day all will be well preaching to the world that every single life matter regardless of the differences. The mission of The RARICANow The Reason of Hope is to enhance and sustain
the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
HIV Edmonton is dedicated to making life better for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. HIV Edmonton supports people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS by developing educational resources for community organizations, healthcare professionals and the general public; developing and delivering prevention, health promotion and support programs; and providing a voice for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS through our work with local, provincial and national organizations on policy development, health strategy and program design.HIV Edmonton is dedicated to making life better for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. HIV Edmonton supports people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS by developing educational resources for community organizations, healthcare professionals and the general public; developing and delivering prevention, health promotion and support programs; and providing a voice for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS through our work with local, provincial and national organizations on policy development, health strategy and program design.
2 Spirits in Motion (2SiMS) creates, maintains and strengthens safe and supportive social environments for Two Spirit peoples to feel and be loved, to succeed, to become empowered to make their own decisions and to find and express their purpose in life.