Cyberbullying How to Stay Safe Online https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/lgbtq-guide-online-safety/ Our online safety is something we take for granted. This guide is absolutely packed with information. ***I am advising content warnings. This is an amazing and informative read. But it does touch on sensitive issues & descriptive instances. I still highly advise this article be read and shared!*** “In a perfect world, LGBTQ+ people wouldn’t face a heightened risk online and would be free to express themselves however they wish. Sadly, social norms aren’t changing fast enough, and we still have a long way to go before that reality is realized. Unfortunately, this means that LGBTQ+ people have to be extra careful, especially online.”
Emergency Financial Assistance https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-financial-assistance.aspx Financial assistance for unexpected emergencies is available through the Emergency Needs Allowance. You can get help when a situation is caused by unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, and it presents a severe health risk, and you cannot access other resources or wait until your next pay-cheque or Income Support benefit cheque.
Dial 211 for help with community or social services 211 When you see someone in distress, you can help before police or emergency services are needed by calling 211 and pressing 3 to dispatch the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team. Search for information on: • Financial & social assistance • Housing & utility help • Food assistance & meal programs • Seniors’ services & home care • Parenting & family programs • Government program assistance • Disability support services • Volunteer organizations • Newcomer services • Mental health support • and much more...
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Text CONNECT 686868 https://kidshelpphone.ca/what-is-kids-help-phone 24 hour, anonymous phone counseling for children and youth, 100% confidential they do not trace calls, they do not have call display, you do not have to tell them your name. You can connect by phone or mobile app, or through the website.
Translifeline http://www.translifeline.org The Hotline: Canada:1-877-330-6366 US:1-877-565-8860 Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people. Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented collective community aid.
Counselling & Support Groups
Rivers Edge Counselling - OK2BU - LGBTQ+ Youth Process and Support Group https://www.riversedgecounselling.com/ok2bu-lgbtq-youth-process-and-support-group/ (780) 460-0022 This group is funded by a grant from the St. Albert Community Foundation Many individuals whose sexual and/or gender identity fall outside the norms and expectations of the greater heterosexual cisgender populous continue to face prejudice and discrimination. The OK2BU – LGBTQ+ Youth Process and Support Group provides an opportunity for youth to come together in a safe meeting place to discuss and process the impact of life experiences associated with being members of the LGBTQ+ community.