Alberta Bullying Recover, Resources, Research Centre Inc. http://abrc.ca (780) 965-7480 To inspire hope and contribute to the safety and well-being of people of all ages, faiths, cultures, communities, and professions, concerned and/or affected by bullying Contact Us at Linda R. Crockett MSW
Alberta GSA Network http://albertagsanetwork.ca The purpose of a GSA is for students to meet, do fun activities, socialize and support one another in a way that is inclusive of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and many other interests. ‘GSA’ began as an acronym meaning “Gay-Straight-Alliance” but now GSA is meant to encompass many club names such as Queer-Straight-Allliance (QSA), Gender & Sexual Orientation Alliance, Pride Clubs, Rainbow Alliances, and many others.
Altview Foundation (780) 666-5428 http://www.altview.ca In addition to the wide range of programs it offers, AltView also provides in- and out-of-school support to 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. AltView is a safe place for people who identify with a sexual minority or gender variant; the organization strives to foster the inclusion of individuality and diversity in terms of gender and sexuality. AltView focuses on building community through social support, advocacy, empowerment and education.
Centre For Sexuality https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/ (403) 283-5580 We offer information, resources, and support for topics related to sexuality including youth and family support, resources for teachers and students starting a GSA/QSA, the Calgary GSA/QSA Network, Gay Men’s Health programming including two STI testing nights a week, and professional development training as well as LGBTQ2S+ organizational audits through our Training Centre. Our services are available across the Province although some accommodations may be made (such as phone or Skype calls) based on services requested.
CHEW Project YEG chewprojectyeg.org (780) 263-2221 CHEW Project YEG's mission is to support LGBTQ2S+ youth facing barriers to survive, heal, and find hope. We offer inclusive and confidential STI testing, counselling and crisis intervention, Indigenous peer support, a safe place where youth can access harm reduction and basic needs supplies, and so much more! Come check us out at our downtown office, the OUTpost, or on campus at the University of Alberta.
Child Abuse Hotline http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/15393.html 310-0000 1-800-387-KIDS If you are affected by family violence, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more about the issue, the following pages contain information that can help you be safe or be part of the solution.
Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line (780) 427-4491
Compass Centre For Sexual Wellness https://www.compasscentre.ca/home/ (780) 423-3737 Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness is a charitable organization that provides sexual health education and counselling services in Edmonton and surrounding communities. We 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.
Kids Help Phone https://kidshelpphone.ca/what-is-kids-help-phone 1-800-668-6868 Text CONNECT 686868 Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, we're here to listen. No judgment, totally private, 24/7. Our service is completely anonymous and confidential - we don't trace calls, we don't have call display. You don't even have to tell us your name if you don't want to.
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta http://www.ocya.alberta.ca/ 1-800-661-3446 NORTHERN ALBERTA (780) 422-6056 SOUTHERN ALBERTA (403) 297-8435 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people. The OCYA provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving “designated services” as defined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. This includes young people receiving or attempting to access services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, as well as youth involved with the youth justice system.
Outloud St Albert https://outloudstalbert.ca/ (780) 990-6518 Outloud first opened its doors in March 2014 as a safe, inclusive, supportive place for youth who feel different to connect with each other. Outloud has continued to grow into support meetings for all ages, further expanded into community outreach and advocacy programs, organizing and operating our Pride and fund-raising events, and created a formal program for our city, businesses, and other community groups to partner and sponsor with Outloud.
The Pride Centre of Edmonton https://pridecentreofedmonton.ca/ (780) 488-3234 The centre hosts LGBTQ events as well as has a youth space, resources, and a library on their website. Services include drop in programs for youth and adults, information and resources, programming, counseling provided by qualified counselors, peer support groups, outreach programs, and workshops.
The Rainbow Pages LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Guide https://www.therainbowpages.ca/?utm_source=Link&utm_medium=Blog&utm_campaign=TRP%20Blog%20Update Transitioning into adulthood can be tough, finding resources shouldn’t have to be! The upgraded platform is a safe space where youth can find the support they need, whether they are clear about their sexual orientation and gender identity, or are still figuring it out. The Rainbow Pages Youth Resource Guide was developed by The Family Centre to provide LGBTQ+ youth and the youth-serving community a consolidated guide of the supports available in Edmonton.
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.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) http://sace.ca (780) 423-4102 The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) believes that unique and specialized services should be available to all people, regardless of ethnicity, heritage, faith, gender, culture, age, social and financial status, ability, or sexual orientation.
Skipping Stone Foundation https://www.skippingstone.ca/ (403) 988-9138 The Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower trans and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta. Having observed that historically, far too often trans and gender diverse youth are subject to significant negative stigma and substantially increased barriers to equitable care, support and quality of life, the Skipping Stone Foundation was formed with the goal of breaking down those barriers and giving youth positive and affirming opportunities surrounding their gender identity.
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.
YESS Youth Empowerment Support Services https://yess.org (780) 468-7070 To walk beside traumatized youth on their journey towards healing and appropriate community integration. Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24. We 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.
Youthsafe http://www.youthsafe.net/ (403) 220-2505 Youthsafe provides links to information and resources, in Alberta, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (“LGBT”) people and allies. The website is focused on services for youth and young adults.
Youthspace http://youthspace.ca Youthspace is a place for any youth across Canada, under 30, that is experiencing any sort of crisis to come and talk. We are open every day between 6pm and midnight Pacific Standard Time! We are a diverse community of trained volunteers who would love to listen to how things are going for you. We care, and believe that talking can help you sort through your feelings and thoughts. We hope that you feel less alone after chatting with us. All volunteers are certified in ASIST (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training).