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.
Mediation involves an impartial, neutral professional who provides services for individuals who have decided to end their relationship. The mediator helps individuals prepare agreements which will enable the participants to meet their objectives in dealing with family changes.
The goal of Collaborative Mediation is to provide both individuals with an alternative to the adversarial approach of litigation, and an opportunity to reach an agreement which will benefit all involved parties.
Another aspect of Collaborative Mediation which is specific to the LGBTTIQQ2SA community involves family creation and definition, particularly when known donors are involved in parenting.
Benefits to Mediation
The benefits to mediation are endless. Family mediation helps improve communication between all involved individuals, facilitating results that are agreeable to all. Pursuing mediation also avoids the tension, bitterness and potentially high conflict that many encounter in the adversarial litigation system. This in turn will reduce legal costs significantly.
Collaborative Mediation can facilitate fair and cooperative settlement of these issues:
• Child access
• Co-parenting agreements
• Co-parenting schedules
• Child/spousal support
• Property evaluation and division
About Edit Farun
Edit Farun is a Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADR) and a member of Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM). She is active in the LGBTTIQQ2SA community and is sensitive to the needs and issues that our community faces. She has completed Memorandums of Understanding relating to co-parenting agreements and schedules, separation and divorce, three parent agreements and known donor documents.
If you are going through a separation and divorce or are interested in creating a co-parenting agreement and want to avoid expensive legal costs, please contact Edit Farun at 416-817-9379 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation.
We are a small family law firm with expertise in partner adoptions, litigation, donor contracts, marriage contracts, cohabitation and separation agreements, co-parenting agreements, spousal and child support, property, and divorce.
As a pioneer in the field of third party reproductive law, Sherry Levitan is recognized as the leading surrogacy and fertility lawyer in Canada. Having acted on over 2,000 surrogacy agreements and more than 1,000 egg donation agreements, Sherry feels privileged to have helped thousands of clients create the family they had always dreamed of. Sherry works with intended parent(s) from all over the world and can help you get started with her fertility coaching practice.
Sara R. Cohen, LL.B. is a fertility law lawyer based in Toronto, but with clients throughout Canada and beyond. She approaches fertility law with the compassion, empathy and respect it deserves. Sara's passion is to help build families and she considers herself very fortunate to have such a fulfilling career.
After honing her skills in the commercial litigation group at one of Canada's preeminent national firms, Sara made the leap and translated her passion into a career. Sara regularly acts on behalf of intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, donor recipients, and other people involved with reproductive technologies. She also provides legal advice to domestic and international businesses in the fertility industry.
Sara is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). She is the legal representative on the Ethics Committee at Lifequest Centre for Reproductive Medicine, one of the largest and most well-respected fertility clinics in Canada. She is a Director of Canadian Friends of Haifa University and is editor of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Family Law Annual Review.
Sara has been widely quoted in the media about issues relating to fertility law in Canada. She is an advocate for all parties involved in third party reproductive technology. Sara loves what she does and it shows!
Most importantly, Sara is a mother. It is her love of this role that inspired her to make the leap from Bay Street and use her skills, knowledge, passion and compassion to assist others in building their families, too.
HALCO provides a variety of services. We provide free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with HIV/AIDS. We also provide public legal education activities across Ontario. In addition, we are involved in a variety of law reform and community development activities. HALCO produces publications including our HALCO pamphlet, our newsletter, information sheets, and more.
Public Legal Education activities (including our free workshops)
Public legal information materials (including our newsletter and website)
Trans* Legal Needs Assessment (Ontario)
Language: English, interpreters including telephone interpretation (some staff speak French, Spanish)
Client Groups: People living with HIV/AIDS in 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.