Directory

Our directory lists health, legal, and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, and their children.

While the emphasis is on listings within the greater Toronto area, it includes listings from across Ontario.

Many families are unsure where to start to find LGBTQ competent lawyers, family doctors, fertility clinics, adoption professionals, doulas, midwives, or child care workers. This directory allows LGBTQ people to search for providers within their geographic area who have experience working with our communities.

Rainbow Health Ontario provides a similar directory which includes only health and social service providers across Ontario.

Early Childhood Services

Alanna
Drake
ECE
Toronto
Childcare

I'm an Early Childhood Educator working and studying in the downtown Toronto area available for childcare for one or more children and families. I am passionate about advocacy for LGBTQ children and families, and provide open-ended play based early childhood services that promote freedom of gender expression and identity expression. I have a wealth of educational experience in inclusive early childhood services, as well as working experience with diverse families.

English
Fee for service
Self referral
alannadrake@hotmail.com
ON
Mobile
416-737-8251
Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
Edmonton
Youth,Camp,LGBTQ & allied youth

Camp fYrefly (www.CampfYrefly.ca) is a 4-day residential style summer leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth who variously identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied. It focuses on building and nurturing their leadership potential and personal resiliency in an effort to help them become agents for positive social change in their schools, families, faith groups, and communities. To our knowledge, Camp fYrefly is the largest youth leadership camp of its kind in Canada and the only one in the world affiliated with a major research university, which ensures for research-informed programming, sound pedagogical principles, and strong fiscal management. All Camp fYrefly programming is guided by input from youth and facilitated by trained professionals and youth workers in collaboration with a team of artists, dramatists, and community and youth leaders. The Camp, employing an arts-based educational philosophy, is jam-packed with dance, drama, music, writing, visual art, empowerment and reflection exercises, anti-oppression work, personal growth opportunities, healthy socialization, and in-depth learning activities about specific youth topics and social issues. In sum, pedagogy at Camp fYrefly focuses on four key areas: leadership, individual development, socialization, and resiliency. Camp fYrefly currently offers 3 summer camp programs in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Travel bursaries are available to support youth from across Canada to attend.

English
www.campfyrefly.ca
fYrefly@ualberta.ca
T6G 2G5
AB
7-104 Education North BLDG, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
780-492-4909
Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
Dr. Ashraf
Ahmed
Toronto
Psychologist

I am Registered Psychologist, and in my private practice my work is with children, adolescents, families and adults. I work from a humanistic and culturally sensitive perspective providing psychotherapy and assessments for LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones.

English
Self referral, Referral from doctor, Referral from other service provider, Appointment required
drashrafahmed@gmail.com
M5B 1J3
Alberta
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1405
(647) 215-4050
Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
Luisa
Cornacchia
Toronto
Music

Luisa is a Certified Teacher and has experience working with students who have special needs as well as children of queer families and gender creative children.

She offers LGTBQ family friendly and Gender Creative Children/Youth friendly music lessons (violin, piano, theory, composition). Kids love to get creative and make music, and music makes them smarter! Start as young as 0-3 years old by hosting a music circle for yourself and your friends in your home.

K-6 Tutoring and School Support is also offered - carefully selected and meaningful activities will make reading fun and math make sense.

Energetic and engaging facilitation of events, such as birthday parties and play groups or reading clubs for kids is also available.

Please contact to discuss. Special rates are offered for siblings and for when you share your space with friends. Try out educational babysitting (including time for learning, as well as time for play) for your next date night.

Availability: Wednesdays 9am-3pm; Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays all day; Saturday afternoon-evening.

English, French
Fee for service
Self referral
harmonyisme.music@gmail.com
Alberta
Mobile
416-706-9963
Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
Julian A.
Perez
Toronto
Child Care

My service is that of childcare whether it be for babysitting, assisting in events and workshops, or courses ran by the LGBTQ Parenting Network. I am always open for negotiation depending on the schedules you and I have, travel time and length, or the number of kids that would be under my care.

English
Fee for service
Self referral
juliale@yorku.ca
ON
Mobile
416-829-9136
Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people

Join our directory!

If you are an LGBTQ-friendly health or social service provider in Ontario or your organization provides an LGBTQ-friendly program or service, we encourage you to list yourself or your organization in the Service Directory. Click here to fill out our online form.

This directory has been created for information purposes only. The LGBTQ Parenting Network is not able to screen service providers and we cannot make any guarantees about the quality of their services. By using this directory, you agree to our Terms of Use.

 

Other Directories

Rainbow Health Ontario

This directory lists  health and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ people in Ontario.

Trans Birth

Trans Birth is a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities. Includes listings from across Canada and the US.