Care takes many forms. Here are some resources that may be helpful. 
We have created a list of possible questions you could consider asking service providers before seeking support. 
Please note that we do not have the capacity to provide specific referrals to resources. 



Standing Committee on Health Report of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada, 2019



Affordable Therapy Network
Directory of therapists offering low cost and sliding scale counselling across Canada.

Black Healing Fund
Black Healing Fund is an emerging volunteer-run initiative based in Tio’tia:ke / Montreal that seeks to provide Black people in the area with discretionary funding for therapy and other mental health focused resources.

Centre Saint-Pierre
Offers sliding scale therapy in French.

Friends of Ruby
Support and free counselling for LGBTQI2S+ youth up to age 29 (run from Toronto, available in Quebec).

Healing in Color
For BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. We offer a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC in all our intersections. By helping to connect our community in this way, we aim to revitalize a legacy of healing, liberation work and resiliency practices that have been lost/taken.

A mental health resources for gay, bisexual, queer, and other guys into guys.

Institute for Sexual Minority Health
The Institute for Sexual Minority Health is dedicated to improving access to trans affirming care and services for gender diverse individuals and their families.

McGill University Sexual Identity Clinic (MUSIC)
MUSIC provides specialized mental health care to individuals, couples and families with sexual orientation issues. Their clientele includes people who are questioning their sexual orientation or who feel unhappy about it, individuals and couples seeking to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships, and couples and families who have concerns about a loved one’s sexual orientation. MUSIC also works to enhance the health of the larger community through research, education, outreach and advocacy around sexual orientation issues and homophobia.

Montreal Therapy Centre
Offers sliding scale therapy.

Ordre des psychologues du Québec
Searchable directory of psychologists and psychotherapists in Quebec (in French).

Psychology Today
Searchable directory of psychologists and psychotherapists in Montreal.

RÉZO, Project ARCS
Free or low-cost therapy for guys into guys and those with similar identities.


AGIR is an autonomous non-profit organization, by and for the LGBTQ migrant community.
Their mission is to develop and offer services, information, programs and resources, in addition to protecting and defending the legal, social and economic rights of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and those with undetermined status) from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities, all in a spirit of solidarity.

AIDS Community Care Montreal
ACCM provides support services and treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C.

AlterHéros is an organization mostly run by dynamic volunteers who are committed to provide information about the challenges of sexual and gender diversity and to demystify LGBTQ+ identities and orientations.

ASTT(e)Q offers support, information, resources, referrals, and workshops for trans people.

CACTUS Montréal
CACTUS Montréal is a community organization for the prevention of blood-borne (BBSI) and sexually transmitted infections.

Center For Gender Advocacy
CGA offers sliding-scale binders, a no-questions-asked needle exchange, free safer sex products, and free peer support and advocacy services.

Centre de solidarité lesbienne (CSL)
S’appuyant sur l’analyse féministe, le CSL a pour mission d’améliorer les conditions de vie des lesbiennes en leur offrant des services et des interventions adaptés à leur réalité, et ce, dans les domaines de la violence conjugale, du bien-être et de la santé

The Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia
Coalition to promote the social integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth in an inclusive community open to differences and the diversity of sexual orientations and genders.

Fondation Émergence
La Fondation Émergence propose des programmes d’information et de sensibilisation pour favoriser le bien-être et la défense des droits des personnes lesbiennes, gaies, bisexuelles et transidentitaires (LGBT).

Gender Creative Kids, the website, provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.

GRIS-Montréal (Groupe de recherche et d’intervention sociale)
GRIS-Montréal is a non-profit community organization who demystifies homosexuality and bisexuality through offering personality testimony. Above all, it’s a big family of 350 people who work together to make sure there is a place for every young person in school, for every senior in nursing homes, for every new immigrant, and for society in general.

Head and Hands
Through education, intervention and referral, and in collaboration with other organizations, Head and Hands provides medical, social and legal services and recreational activities to youth of diverse communities, free of charge.

Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity. Because our services are accessible 24 hours/day, we are able to offer support to the LGBTQ+ communities, their friends and family and to service providers in the health, education and social service sectors. Through our outreach and awareness activities, we also promote greater openness to LGBTQ+ realities.
Call 1-888-505-1010

Jeunesse Lambda
Jeunesse Lambda est un organisme par et pour jeunes LGBTQIA+ de 14 à 30 ans qui offre des ateliers et des discussions de groupe, des sessions d’écoute active individuelle et un programme en santé trans.

Ligne Parents
Free confidential phone and chat counselling services for parents.

LGBTQ Youth Centre
The West-Island LGBTQ Youth Centre has the aim of providing a safe and welcoming environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people can meet up, get to know each other, and generally understand themselves better as queer-identified people. Services: Drop-In Centre, Internet Café, One-On-One Visits, and Support Groups

LGBT Family Coalition
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-identified (LGBT) Family Coalition advocates for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families. We are a bilingual group of LGBT parents and future parents exchanging information, sharing resources and having fun together with our children. 

PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.
for LGBT people and their families.

Projet 10
Project 10 promotes the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.  Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, in English and French.

RÉZO privilégie une approche globale de la santé et fournit aux hommes gais et bisexuels, cisgenres et transgenres, séronégatifs ou séropositifs des connaissances et tdes moyens pour développer et maintenir un plus grand contrôle sur leur santé physique, mentale, affective et sociale.

Santé Montreal Crisis Centres
A guide to crisis centres and supports available 24/7 in Montreal.

Sexual Assault Centre Of McGill Student Society (SACOMSS)
SACOMSS provides support for survivors of sexual assault, including legal support and accompaniment; their staffers are well-trained on supporting queer and trans folks. This centre serves the Montreal area (not just students)

Suicide Action Montreal
Suicide Action Montréal offers Montrealers who are distressed, worried or bereaved a range of support services to help them through their problems. This organization also supports and trains crisis workers and organizations involved with or touched by suicide.

Tel Jeunes
Free confidential text and chat counselling for youth.

The Open Door Network
The Open Door Network (ODN) is a college-wide effort to inform and sensitize faculty, staff and students about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trans Life Line
The Trans Life Line is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people

Union for Gender Empowerment
The UGE has a pay-what-you-can coop with alternative menstrual, safer sex, and gender empowerment products, and is a safe space on campus to get support on gender and sexuality issues. At McGill in the SSMU Building, room 413.

ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)
Offers a listening line for transgendered individuals in Quebec.
Call 514-254-9038.


ASTT(e)Q aims to promote the health and well-being of trans people through peer support and advocacy, education and outreach, and community empowerment and mobilization.

Les buts principaux de l’ATQ sont d’apporter de l’aide et de briser l’isolement des personnes transidentitaires. 

Center For Gender Advocacy
CGA offers sliding-scale binders, a no-questions-asked needle exchange, free safer sex products, and free peer support and advocacy services. 

Hormone Guides
Trans Care BC
Sherbourne Health 
UCSF Transgender Care

JusticeTrans mission is to increase access to justice for trans communities across Canada. 

A safe online space for trans women and transfeminine people to find and connect with others in Montreal and surrounding regions | Un espace sécuritaire en lignes pour femmes trans et personnes transféminines ou trouver et se connecter avec d’autres à Montréal et dans les régions environnantes

Modify gender on official documents

In Quebec, transgender persons can ask to have their official documents changed to reflect their gender identity. 

Modify name on official documents
In Quebec, you can change your name without going to court in some situations. &nbsp

Trans Life Line
The Trans Life Line is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people

Union for Gender Empowerment
The UGE has a pay-what-you-can coop with alternative menstrual, safer sex, and gender empowerment products, and is a safe space on campus to get support on gender and sexuality issues. At McGill in the SSMU Building, room 413.


Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK
The Montreal Indigenous community NETWORK supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.

Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group (IMHIG
The Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group (IMHIG) brings together researchers, clinicians and students at McGill and other institutions in Quebec to support work in collaboration with Indigenous communities in the broad area of mental health research, policy and practice. The group aims to provide a place to share knowledge, learn from one another, and develop culturally responsive approaches to mental health promotion with Indigenous Peoples.

Native Montreal / Montréal Autochtone
Native Montreal was established in 2014 with the mission to contribute to the holistic health, cultural strength and success of Indigenous families, individuals, and community living in the greater Montreal area.

Head and Hands
Head & Hands strives to promote the physical and mental well-being of youth. Our approach is preventative, inclusive, non-judgmental, and holistic, with a fundamental commitment to providing a supportive environment for youth experiencing marginalization(s). We seek to empower youth, and to facilitate social change based on the needs of youth within our community and society at large.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network
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.


The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Includes information on self-harm, coming out, sexual health, relationships, etc.
*Note: helpline, chat & text are only available to US residents, but an online forum exists.

Everyone is Gay
Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.

Self injury
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page to ask questions or post information about self-harm.

The Butterfly project
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page that encourages individuals to draw a butterfly on their body instead of self-harming.


Fosters Pavilion (Fr/En)
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use & gambling for youth & adults, as well as social reintegration and financial help programs. They also have a program for loved ones as well. In NDG & Pointe-Claire.

Centre Dollard Cormier- University Institute on Addictions (Fr)
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use, gaming, internet use for youth & adults, as well as a crisis helpline & support groups.

Drug Rehab Referral
Offers a free referral program

LGBTQ+  Addiction Resources
Offers knowledge, treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.

Ridgefield LGBTQ+  Addiction Resources
Treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.

Advanced Recovery Systems
Comprehensive breakdown of signs of different types of addiction.

Addiction Center
Provides information regarding drug and alcohol addiction specific to LGBTQ populations and connects people to treatment centers that fit their needs. This guide addresses potential underlying causes of addiction and  the tools to overcome it.

Online Therapy

Anxiety Canada
Anxiety Canada develops free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

Consumers Advocate
Consumers Advocate helps individuals make informed decisions and has made a comprehensive guide to online therapy.

Our mission is to provide widespread access to evidence-based, safe, and effective chronic pain solutions for all those in need. We take the latest research in pain science and make it easy to understand, convenient to use, and affordable to access with or without insurance.

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.




A musical mindfulness looping application often used in music therapy

Canadian Association of Music Therapists

Association Québecoise de Musicothérapie 

Music Therapy

Research and information about music therapy with specific populations.

Cleveland Clinic

Offers a description of music therapy with clinical examples