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.
Pregnancy & Childbirth
A midwife is a primary health care professional who provides expert care during normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwives also provide care to both mother and baby for 6 weeks after the birth. Family Care Midwives provide a safe, accessible and supportive environment for our diverse clientele and our midwifery team. Midwifery care is part of the Ontario health care system and is fully paid for by the government to any resident of Ontario, with or without OHIP.
Primary care for pregnancy, birth and early postpartum. Midwifery care is provided through the principles of Informed Choice, Continuity of Care, and Support for Normal Pregnancy and Birth. For more information, please see www.aom.on.ca
Kira is a full spectrum doula serving the Toronto area. She is committed to provided holistic, attentive, compassionate doula care to each individual and family through their perinatal journey. She strongly believes in working from an equity focused perspective, meeting each individual where they are at and acknowledging their unique experiences and history. Kira is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and is especially passionate about working with families that fall within this spectrum.
KW Doula Services offers prebirth, labour and postpartum support services to women and their partners. It is our belief that every woman has the right to a birth experience that is both positive and fondly remembered whether it be natural or medical, vaginal or c section or at home or in the hospital. We provide support, encouragement and knowledge to help with every step of the way. Also offered are in home "bringing home baby" classes that cover the first week of infant care as well as vital information. We come to your home to offer these classes in a more private and realistic setting where you will actually be bringing home your baby! Serving: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph, ON.
Lindsey White is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto. As a member of the LGBQT community I have a strong passion and understanding for the communities health needs. I have worked with members of the community in different contexts. I have also had the opportunity to attend Dykes planning Tykes course.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. While Naturopathic care helps to alleviate specific symptoms and improve quality of life, Naturopathic Doctors are primarily concerned with thoroughly understanding a patient’s health and addressing the root cause of an illness by providing individualized treatment plans.
Naturopathic Doctors approach individuals or couples from a more holistic and integrative perspective and aim to understand the health of the patient through physical and functional assessments which help develop a deeper understanding of the patient’s health concerns – in addition, naturopathic doctors will explore the mental, emotional, environmental, occupational, and physical factors that contribute to the health concerns and make recommendations to treat specific diseases and promote health and well-being
About Lindsey White
I am a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and
I specialize in mental health and mind-body integrative medicine. I started studying naturopathic after completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and my yoga teacher training. Health and, more important, improving ones quality of life are at the forefront of both my professional and personal life. I was specifically drawn to naturopathic medicine because of its holistic approach to ones health and well being. I will work with you to create a space that is safe to examine your physical and mental wellbeing and help you make changes appropriate to your own life and circumstances.
As a member of the community I understand the specific health needs. I take a holistic approach, which allows individuals and couples to explore their own health including LGBQT issues. Specific issues can be related to but not limited to mental health (stress, anxiety, depression, weight loss), fertility issues (hormone support) and general lifestyle improvements (digestion, sleep, pain). I use individualized treatment plans that will include nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and counseling.
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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.