Resources

For emergencies, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

If you are feeling suicidal, consider calling Suicide Action Montreal
1 866 APPELLE
1 866-277-3553

AMI-Quebec helps individuals and families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Most programs are free. AMI-Quebec publishes a resource guide for free listening services, here.

For more information about the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, please see here.

RESOURCES

Care takes many forms. Here are some resources that may be helpful. 
I have created a list of possible questions you could consider asking service providers before seeking support. 
Please note that I do not have the capacity to provide specific referrals to resources. 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Argyle Institue
argylgeinstitute.org
Offers sliding scale therapy.

Black Healing Fund
blackhealingfund.com
Black Healing Fund is an emerging volunteer-run initiative based in Tio’tia:ke / Montreal that seeks to provide Black people in the area with discretionary funding for therapy and other mental health focused resources.

Centre Saint-Pierre
centrestpierre.org
Offers sliding scale therapy in French.

Friends of Ruby
friendsofruby.ca
Support and free counselling for LGBTQI2S+ youth up to age 29 (run from Toronto, available in Quebec).

Healing in Color
healingincolor.com
For BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. We offer a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC in all our intersections. By helping to connect our community in this way, we aim to revitalize a legacy of healing, liberation work and resiliency practices that have been lost/taken.

Goodhead
goodhead.ca
A mental health resources for gay, bisexual, queer, and other guys into guys.

Institute for Sexual Minority Health
ismh-isms.com
The Institute for Sexual Minority Health is dedicated to improving access to trans affirming care and services for gender diverse individuals and their families.

McGill University Sexual Identity Clinic (MUSIC)
mcgill.ca/cosum
MUSIC provides specialized mental health care to individuals, couples and families with sexual orientation issues. Their clientele includes people who are questioning their sexual orientation or who feel unhappy about it, individuals and couples seeking to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships, and couples and families who have concerns about a loved one’s sexual orientation. MUSIC also works to enhance the health of the larger community through research, education, outreach and advocacy around sexual orientation issues and homophobia.

Montreal Therapy Centre
montrealtherapy.com
Offers sliding scale therapy.

Ordre des psychologues du Québec
ordrepsy.qc.ca
Searchable directory of psychologists and psychotherapists in Quebec (in French).

Psychology Today
psychologytoday.com
Searchable directory of psychologists and psychotherapists in Montreal.

RÉZO, Project ARCS
rezosante.org
Free or low-cost therapy for guys into guys and those with similar identities.

COMMUNITY CENTRES AND PHONE LINES

AGIR
agirmontreal.org
AGIR is an autonomous non-profit organization, by and for the LGBTQ migrant community.
Their mission is to develop and offer services, information, programs and resources, in addition to protecting and defending the legal, social and economic rights of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and those with undetermined status) from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities, all in a spirit of solidarity.

AIDS Community Care Montreal
accmontreal.org
ACCM provides support services and treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C.

AlterHéros 
1-514-543-3380
alterheros.com
AlterHéros is an organization mostly run by dynamic volunteers who are committed to provide information about the challenges of sexual and gender diversity and to demystify LGBTQ+ identities and orientations.

ASTT(e)Q
astteq.org
ASTT(e)Q offers support, information, resources, referrals, and workshops for trans people.

CACTUS Montréal
cactusmontreal.org
CACTUS Montréal is a community organization for the prevention of blood-borne (BBSI) and sexually transmitted infections.

Center For Gender Advocacy
genderadvocacy.org
CGA offers sliding-scale binders, a no-questions-asked needle exchange, free safer sex products, and free peer support and advocacy services.

Centre de solidarité lesbienne (CSL)
solidaritelesbienne.qc.ca
S’appuyant sur l’analyse féministe, le CSL a pour mission d’améliorer les conditions de vie des lesbiennes en leur offrant des services et des interventions adaptés à leur réalité, et ce, dans les domaines de la violence conjugale, du bien-être et de la santé

The Montreal Youth Coalition Against Homophobia
coalitionjeunesse.org
Coalition to promote the social integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth in an inclusive community open to differences and the diversity of sexual orientations and genders.

Fondation Émergence
fondationemergence.org
La Fondation Émergence propose des programmes d’information et de sensibilisation pour favoriser le bien-être et la défense des droits des personnes lesbiennes, gaies, bisexuelles et transidentitaires (LGBT).

Gender Creative Kids
gendercreativekids.ca
GenderCreativeKids.ca, the website, provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.

GRIS-Montréal (Groupe de recherche et d’intervention sociale)
gris.ca
GRIS-Montréal is a non-profit community organization who demystifies homosexuality and bisexuality through offering personality testimony. Above all, it’s a big family of 350 people who work together to make sure there is a place for every young person in school, for every senior in nursing homes, for every new immigrant, and for society in general.

Head and Hands
headandhands.ca
Through education, intervention and referral, and in collaboration with other organizations, Head and Hands provides medical, social and legal services and recreational activities to youth of diverse communities, free of charge.

Interligne
interligne.co
Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity. Because our services are accessible 24 hours/day, we are able to offer support to the LGBTQ+ communities, their friends and family and to service providers in the health, education and social service sectors. Through our outreach and awareness activities, we also promote greater openness to LGBTQ+ realities.
Call 1-888-505-1010

Jeunesse Lambda
jeunesselambda.org
Jeunesse Lambda est un groupe francophone de discussion et d’activités par et pour les jeunes LGBTQ+ ou en questionnement de 14-25 ans.

Ligne Parents
ligneparents.com
Free confidential phone and chat counselling services for parents.

LGBTQ Youth Centre
1-514-794-5428
lgbtqyouthcentre.ca
The West-Island LGBTQ Youth Centre has the aim of providing a safe and welcoming environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people can meet up, get to know each other, and generally understand themselves better as queer-identified people. Services: Drop-In Centre, Internet Café, One-On-One Visits, and Support Groups

LGBT Family Coalition
familleslgbt.org
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-identified (LGBT) Family Coalition advocates for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families. We are a bilingual group of LGBT parents and future parents exchanging information, sharing resources and having fun together with our children. 

PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 
pflagcanada.ca/pflag-chapters/quebec/
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.
for LGBT people and their families.

Projet 10
p10.qc.ca
Project 10 promotes the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.  Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, in English and French.

RÉZO
rezosante.org
1-514-521-7778
RÉZO privilégie une approche globale de la santé et fournit aux hommes gais et bisexuels, cisgenres et transgenres, séronégatifs ou séropositifs des connaissances et tdes moyens pour développer et maintenir un plus grand contrôle sur leur santé physique, mentale, affective et sociale.

Santé Montreal Crisis Centres
santemontreal.qc.ca
A guide to crisis centres and supports available 24/7 in Montreal.

Sexual Assault Centre Of McGill Student Society (SACOMSS)
sacomss.org
SACOMSS provides support for survivors of sexual assault, including legal support and accompaniment; their staffers are well-trained on supporting queer and trans folks. This centre serves the Montreal area (not just students)

Suicide Action Montreal
suicideactionmontreal.org
Suicide Action Montréal offers Montrealers who are distressed, worried or bereaved a range of support services to help them through their problems. This organization also supports and trains crisis workers and organizations involved with or touched by suicide.

Tel Jeunes 
teljeunes.com
Free confidential text and chat counselling for youth.

The Open Door Network 
vaniercollege.qc.ca/open-door-network/
The Open Door Network (ODN) is a college-wide effort to inform and sensitize faculty, staff and students about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trans Life Line 
translifeline.org
1-877-330-6366
The Trans Life Line is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people

Union for Gender Empowerment 
theuge.org
The UGE has a pay-what-you-can coop with alternative menstrual, safer sex, and gender empowerment products, and is a safe space on campus to get support on gender and sexuality issues. At McGill in the SSMU Building, room 413.

ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)
atq1980.org
Offers a listening line for transgendered individuals in Quebec.
Call 514-254-9038.

GENDER DIVERSITY RESOURCES

ASTT(e)Q
astteq.org
ASTT(e)Q aims to promote the health and well-being of trans people through peer support and advocacy, education and outreach, and community empowerment and mobilization.

ATQ
atq1980.org
Les buts principaux de l’ATQ sont d’apporter de l’aide et de briser l’isolement des personnes transidentitaires. 

Center For Gender Advocacy
http://genderadvocacy.org/services/
CGA offers sliding-scale binders, a no-questions-asked needle exchange, free safer sex products, and free peer support and advocacy services.

Hormone Guides
Trans Care BC
Sherbourne Health
UCSF Transgender Care

JusticeTrans
justicetrans.org
JusticeTrans mission is to increase access to justice for trans communities across Canada.

Modify gender on official documents
educaloi.qc.ca
In Quebec, transgender persons can ask to have their official documents changed to reflect their gender identity.

Modify name on official documents
educaloi.qc.ca
In Quebec, you can change your name without going to court in some situations. &nbsp

Trans Life Line 
translifeline.org
1-877-330-6366
The Trans Life Line is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people

Union for Gender Empowerment 
theuge.org
The UGE has a pay-what-you-can coop with alternative menstrual, safer sex, and gender empowerment products, and is a safe space on campus to get support on gender and sexuality issues. At McGill in the SSMU Building, room 413.

INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK
reseaumtlnetwork.com
The Montreal Indigenous community NETWORK supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.

Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group (IMHIG
mcgill.ca/tcpsych/activities/indigenous-mental-health-interest-group
The Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group (IMHIG) brings together researchers, clinicians and students at McGill and other institutions in Quebec to support work in collaboration with Indigenous communities in the broad area of mental health research, policy and practice. The group aims to provide a place to share knowledge, learn from one another, and develop culturally responsive approaches to mental health promotion with Indigenous Peoples.

Native Montreal / Montréal Autochtone
nativemontreal.com
Native Montreal was established in 2014 with the mission to contribute to the holistic health, cultural strength and success of Indigenous families, individuals, and community living in the greater Montreal area.

Head and Hands
headandhands.ca
Head & Hands strives to promote the physical and mental well-being of youth. Our approach is preventative, inclusive, non-judgmental, and holistic, with a fundamental commitment to providing a supportive environment for youth experiencing marginalization(s). We seek to empower youth, and to facilitate social change based on the needs of youth within our community and society at large.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network
nativeyouthsexualhealth.com
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.

SELF-HARM RESOURCES

The Trevor Project
thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Includes information on self-harm, coming out, sexual health, relationships, etc.
*Note: helpline, chat & text are only available to US residents, but an online forum exists.
trevorspace.org

Everyone is Gay
everyoneisgay.com
Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.

Self injury
self-injury.net
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page to ask questions or post information about self-harm.

The Butterfly project
butterfly-project.tumblr.com/
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but a potentially useful support page that encourages individuals to draw a butterfly on their body instead of self-harming.

ADDICTION RESOURCES

Fosters Pavilion (Fr/En)
crdfoster.org
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use & gambling for youth & adults, as well as social reintegration and financial help programs. They also have a program for loved ones as well. In NDG & Pointe-Claire.

Centre Dollard Cormier- University Institute on Addictions (Fr)
dependancemontreal.ca/programmes-et-services/jeunes
Not specific to the LGBTQ+ communities but offers some free support services (inpatient & outpatient) for substance use, gaming, internet use for youth & adults, as well as a crisis helpline & support groups.

Drug Rehab Referral
drugrehab.ca
Offers a free referral program

LGBTQ+  Addiction Resources
drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq
Offers knowledge, treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.

Ridgefield LGBTQ+  Addiction Resources
ridgefieldrecovery.com
Treatment and resources for drug and alcohol use, specific to LGBTQ+ populations.

Advanced Recovery Systems
advancedrecoverysystems.com/process-addiction/signs-of-addiction
Comprehensive breakdown of signs of different types of addiction.

Addiction Center
addictioncenter.com/addiction/LGBTQ
Provides information regarding drug and alcohol addiction specific to LGBTQ populations and connects people to treatment centers that fit their needs. This guide addresses potential underlying causes of addiction and  the tools to overcome it.

ONLINE THERAPY

Anxiety Canada
anxietycanada.com
Anxiety Canada develops free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

Consumers Advocate
consumersadvocate.org/online-therapy
Consumers Advocate helps individuals make informed decisions and has made a comprehensive guide to online therapy.

Curable
curablehealth.com
Our mission is to provide widespread access to evidence-based, safe, and effective chronic pain solutions for all those in need. We take the latest research in pain science and make it easy to understand, convenient to use, and affordable to access with or without insurance.

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
wellnesstogether.ca
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.