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.
The Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health – Mount Sinai Hospital
The Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health proudly welcomes same-sex couples and individual members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender (LGBTQ) community as we support all family building efforts and seek to provide full-service care customized to each patient’s needs. As a team, we recognize the challenges same-sex couples and LGBTQ individuals may encounter as they navigate family-building options. While we provide all patients access to a full network of professionals with experience in reproductive law, therapy and counselling, as well as egg and sperm donor, we also strive to be aware and sensitive to the particular circumstances of LGBTQ patients and provide an accessible and inclusive environment for planning and building their families.
We are proud that Mount Sinai Hospital conducted community consultations with several LGBTQ groups and health experts to develop our Gender Identity policy. The policy is a model for other health care organizations and is posted on the Rainbow Health Ontario web site. It outlines guidelines for the fair treatment of all trans, intersex and two-spirit patients and staff at Mount Sinai while helping to make the Hospital a safe environment for all members of the community and protecting trans patients and staff against discrimination and harassment.
Mount Sinai has developed an ALLY campaign that includes materials and training on being an ALLY to LGB and Trans staff and patients. As allies to our LGBQ and Trans patients, our CFRH staff are open to any suggestions and feedback that would make our services more LGBQT friendly.
The Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health is also glad to support the LGBTQ Parenting Network (Sherbourne Health Centre)’s production of videos entitled Creating Our Families based on the research project of the same name about the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) people with Assisted Human Reproduction services in Ontario. The videos will be used to educate people working in fertility clinics about the particular experiences of LGBTQ people, and with LGBTQ people looking to prepare to enter the world of assisted human reproduction.
The Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health will continue our efforts to demonstrate our commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families.
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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 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.