Canada-Wide Resources

To be listed as a Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming positive/knowledgeable legal provider, organization, or resource, please email JusticeTrans with your organization name, a brief blurb about the services you offer, and your contact information. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission 

The CHRC administers the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds, you can file a complaint with the CHRC, who will investigate it. 

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Toll free phone: 1-888-214-1090 

Queer Refugee Hearings Program Toolkit

A plain-language guide to the refugee claim process in Canada for 2SLGBTQ+ refugee claimants. The toolkit includes explanations of procedures and a detailed questionnaire that will help you prepare for your hearing. Available in French, English, Spanish, and Arabic. 

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Trans Lifeline

Peer support hotline run by and for trans people. 

Phone: 1-877-330-6366 

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The Trevor Project

Free 2SLGBTQ+ affirming phone and text support for youth under 25. 

Phone 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 for free text based crisis counselling

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Interligne 

2SLGBTQ+ listening hotline in French and in English.

Phone toll free: 1 888 505-1010  

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Thrive

A trans led and operated crisis line based in Detroit, but also accepts texts from Canadians 

Text THRIVE to +1 313 662 8209 

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Pride at Work Canada

An organization focused on employment equity and job opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ communities across the country. 

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The EnchanNetwork

An organization that connects and supports various 2SLGBTQ+member  organizations across Canada. 

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Fierté Canada Pride

The national association of Canadian pride organizations, which helps to build pride movements in communities across Canada. 

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Egale

A Canada-wide 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy organization. They offer trainings, workshops, resources, and more.

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The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

A Canada-wide 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy organization that does research, political advocacy, education, community programming, and more.

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TransPULSE

A major research project that surveyed Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities to obtain useful data. The research was first done focusing on the province of Ontario in 2009 and 2010, and later done Canada-wide in 2019. Later research in 2020 focused on the Canada-wide impacts of COVID-19. The Ontario data can all be accessed through a series of e-bulletins and articles found here, and Canada wide data is currently being published through reports, infographics, and other formats here

TRANSforming Justice

This research is one of the only needs assessments of Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming access to justice in Canada. Its data focuses on the province of Ontario and was collected in 2016 and 2017. The final report can be found here