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.
Assisted Reproduction Services
ReproMed – The Toronto Institute for Reproductive Medicine has been helping build families for more than 20 years. We are proud to work with members of the LGBTQ community in all areas of reproductive medicine. ReproMed provides the following fertility services: Anonymous and Open-ID Donor Semen, Known-Donor Program, Home Insemination, Clinic Insemination Services, In Vitro Fertilization, and Male & Female Fertility Testing. We also work with cases in need of Egg Donation and Surrogacy.
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.
The CReATe Fertility Centre provides expert, personalized,compassionate reproductive health care . CreATe physicians are affiliated with Women's College and Sunnybrook Hospitals. We provide state of the art on site services. CReATe offers success rates among the top facilities in the world. Our staff believes strongly in caring for and treating the whole patient,not just their reproductive organs. We consider social, cultural and spiritual needs. We encourage all forms of complementary stress reducing therapies and psychosocial support.The clinic is conveniently located at College and Bay St. Our clinic design provides privacy and comfort. Private tours can be arranged by calling our Clinic Manager.
The CReATe Fertility Clinic is,and has been fully accredited with Accreditation Canada for 7 years. Patient safety and patient satisfaction are of top importance as we help you have your family.
At RCC, babies are created with PRIDE. Our fertility specialists embrace a diverse definition of family and provide care that is accessible, inclusive, and supportive to all individuals. Often for members of the LGBTQ community, fertility is not an issue but the journey to create a baby requires accessing treatments through a fertility center. Recognizing these unique needs, RCC actively encourage patients to exercise choice in tailoring the investigations to suit their goals. LGBTQ couples and individuals who wish to become parents can access several treatment options including using donor sperm or eggs, gestational carriers, traditional surrogacy, or directed egg donation from one partner to another. Our goal at the RCC fertility clinics is to make this journey towards the creation of your family, as positive and special, as it should be. Dr. Corbett actively supports the LGBTQ community and has devoted herself to equalizing the access to and quality of fertility care for the community. Our dedication to you is part of what makes RCC the best fertility clinic in Mississauga, Ontario.
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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.
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 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.