COVID-19 LGBTQ2S+ Community Resources

This is a list of online resources from organizations supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community, mostly in the Toronto area. Many of these resources are related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and where to get help and information. It will be updated as more information is made available.

Toronto Public Library has additional COVID-19 resources, including those for families and people with disabilities.


Download COVID-19 LGBTQ2S+ Community Resources (PDF, updated June 2021). 

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General COVID-19 Resources

Egale Canada

Second National Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI2S Community

Resources, information and support from a leading Canadian LGBTQ2S+ agency during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Government of Ontario

Ontario Vaccine Booking Portal

Book your COVID-19 vaccine online.

 

Pride Toronto

COVID-19 Resources

Resource lists for LGBTQ2S+ individuals, their friends and families, including financial resources, social support, mental health resources, and more.

 

The 519

COVID-19 Resources

Resources organized by subject, including financial information, community resources and social support, mental health resources and more.

 


Community Programs & Events

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Buddies in Bad Times Live Events

Online events running throughout May and June in celebration of Pride. Includes programs for children and families.

 

Glad Day Book Shop

GDTV Live Events

Ongoing online programs, events and activities hosted via ZOOM. Please see the GDTV calendar for dates, times and more information.

 

Flamingo Market

Pride Expo Online

A virtual marketplace for LGBTQ2S+ business owners and makers running from June 1-30.

 

LavenderTO

LavenderTO QueerStream

Ongoing live and online programs, events and activities for LGBTQ2S+ women, trans and nonbinary folks, including ZOOM parties and an online book club.

 

Pride Toronto

Phygital Festival 2021

Pride Toronto is taking its Pride Month events live and online throughout the month of June, including hosting a Virtual Pride Parade.

 


Families, Children & Youth

Government of Ontario

Ministry of Children and Youth LGBTQ+ Resources

Links to government information, resources and support for families and caregivers of LGBTQ2S+ children and youth.

 

Lumenus Community Services

Lumenus Community Services

An accredited LGBTQ2S+ youth-focused agency providing access to resources, information and services relating to mental health and wellness.

 

Egale Canada

Egale Youth Services

Links to resources, information, support and advocacy for LGBTQ2S+ youth, their families and caregivers.

 

LGBT Youthline

LGBT Youthline

A crisis hotline for LGBTQ2S+ youth in need of information or support.

 

Sherbourne Health Centre

LGBTQ+ Parenting Network

A part of Sherbourne Family Health, the LGBTQ+ Parenting Network supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning and two-spirited parenting through research, training, resources and community development.

 

Skylark Youth

Links to resources, information and community supports for LGBTQ2S+ youth, their families and caregivers.

 

YMCA Sprott House

Providing Shelter for LGBTQ Youth in Toronto

A dedicated shelter for LGBTQ2S+ youth located near Bloor St. and Spadina Ave.

 


Trans Resources

ARCH Guelph

Transgender Care During COVID-19

Information, resources and education for transgender individuals, their families and networks during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Rainbow Health Ontario

Trans Health Knowledge Base

Includes health resources and FAQs for transgender individuals and their families.

 

Sherbourne Health

Trans Health Care

Health and support services for transgender and nonbinary clients.

 

Trans Lifeline

Information, support and resources for transgender individuals, their families and networks in Canada and the US. Includes a Peer Support Hotline for those in crisis or looking for information.

 


Indigenous and Two-Spirited

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Information, resources and support for First Nations individuals living with HIV/AIDS. During the COVID-19 crisis, distribution of harm reduction supplies and remote support is offered.

 

Two-Spirited People of the First Nations

Two Spirits Resources

Links to information, resources and support for Two-Spirited individuals, their families and networks.

 


Financial Resources

Prosper Canada

Essential resources and information for those in need of financial guidance, counselling and support, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. The Financial Relief Navigator is an online tool that enables users to browse available benefits from the government, major banks, credit unions, utilities and telephone/internet providers.

 

The 519

THE 519 CVTIP Tax Clinics

A community-led free tax clinic for low-income individuals in need of help completing their income tax.

 


Mental Health & Harm Reduction

CAMH

Resources and information for people experiencing mental health challenges and in search of support, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Toronto PFLAG

Crisis hotline for LGBTQ2S+ individuals in need of information or support. Also provides resources for youth.

 

Addiction Centre

The LGBTQ2S+ Community And Addiction

Free online information about the different aspects of drug and alcohol addiction for the LGBTQ2S+ community.

 


 

Last Updated June 1, 2021.