Resources By Province/Territory

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. 

Allevato Quail & Roy (AQR) 

AQR law is a trans-positive law firm in Vancouver that practices in the areas of labour, employment, and human rights law, among other areas. 

Website 

Phone: (604) 424-8631 

B.C. Lawyer Referral Service 

Referrals for a private lawyer (initial $25 + taxes fee for a 30-minute consultation). 

Website 

Phone: (604) 687-3221 or 1-800-663-1919 (no charge) 

Legal Services Society B.C. 

Provides free legal services and representation to individuals who are financially eligible for legal aid. 

Website 

Phone: (603) 408-2172 or 1-866-577-2525. 

BC Human Rights Tribunal  

The Tribunal administers the BC Human Rights Code. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone: 604 775-2000 

Toll Free: 1 888 440-8844 

TTY: 604 775-2021 

Email: BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.ca 

PACE 

Supports including legal support to sex workers in Vancouver 

Website 

Peers 

Monthly legal support from a volunteer lawyer for sex workers in Victoria 

Website 

QMunity 

Various services for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Vancouver, including information, legal referrals, trans ID change clinics, counselling, and social groups.  

Website 

Saige Community Food Bank 

Food bank for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in Vancouver. 

Website 

TransCare BC 

Aid in finding trans health services across the province. 

Website 

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre 

Health and wellness services for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in Vancouver. Also offers free summary legal advice and notarizing documents for name or gender marker changes.

Website 

Etcetera  

Social support group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth aged 11-18 in the Okanagan Valley.  

Website 

Trans Connect 

Peer support groups for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in the Kootenays.  

Website 

Vancouver Island Queer Resource Collective 

Resource lists for 2SLGBTQ+ communities on the Islands.  

Website 

Rainbow Refugee 

Information and support for 2SLGBTQ+ refugees in Vancouver. 

Website 

Chilliwack Gender Support Network 

Peer-led gender support group for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks of all ages that organizes bi-weekly social meet ups. 

Facebook

Aarbo Fuldauer LLP Lawyers 

This group of lawyers offer a general law practice, including special areas of expertise in employment law, human rights issues, family law (especially the needs of the gay and lesbian community and their relationships), personal injury, criminal law, and real estate. 

Website 

Phone:  403.571.5120 

Email: info@aflawyers.ca 

Calgary Legal Guidance 

Calgary Legal Guidance exists to provide legal assistance and information to economically or socially disadvantaged persons who would not otherwise have access to such services. 

Website 

Phone: (403) 234-9266 

Email: clg@clg.ab.ca 

The Women’s Centre Calgary 

The Women’s Centre offers a free, half-hour legal advice clinic in Calgary. The clinic addresses issues relating to family law and other types of law, but does not address issues pertaining to criminal law or immigration law. Appointments are required. 

Website 

Phone: (403) 264-1155 

Email: info@womenscentrecalgary.org 

Alberta Human Rights Commission  

The Commission administers the Alberta Human Rights Act. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Confidential Inquiry Line: 780-427-7661 

Email: AHRC.Registrar@gov.ab.ca  

Skipping Stone 

Support services for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in Calgary including legal aid, mentorship, counselling, food and income support, housing assistance, and more.  

Skipping Stone’s PDF guide on ID changes in Alberta, including a checklist, fingerprinting and registry locations, and detailed guides based on your situation, can be found here.

Website 

Red Deer Queer Community Association 

Community support and social events for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in central Alberta.  

Website 

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SKHRC) 

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

UR Pride  

Offers various services for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Regina, including counselling, social support groups, and funding opportunities.  

Website 

Lulu’s Lodge 

A 5 bedroom supportive transitional housing for 2SLGBTQ+ folks age 16-21 facing houselessness in Regina 

Website 

TransSask Support Services  

Resources to help with medical and legal transitions.  

Website 

OutSaskatoon 

Peer support and counselling, as well as social support groups based in Saskatoon.  

Website

Manitoba Human Rights Commission  

The Commission administers the Manitoba Human Rights Code. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone (Winnipeg Office):  204-945-3007 

Phone (Brandon Office): 204-726-6261  

Toll free: 1-888-884-8681  

Email: hrc@gov.mb.ca  

Contact Form 

Rainbow Resource Centre 

Access to free single session or short term counselling and health resources, as well as social support groups.  

Website 

Sunshine House 

A community space in Winnipeg that offers a community drop in and social space with access to showers, harm reduction supplies, laundry, a cup of coffee, and a meal, as well as help accessing other resources in the area.  

Website 

Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto (ALST) 

ALST provides services to low-income Aboriginal people in Toronto. Our services include: Aboriginal Court workers; Gladue reports and aftercare; poverty law services (such as landlord/tenant issues, social assistance, victim rights, human rights, and police complaints); a criminal diversion program for adults and youth; an alternative process for child welfare cases; and test cases and law reform. ALST is trans-positive and Two Spirit-friendly. 

Website 

Phone: 416-408-4041 

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) 

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

Website 

Phone: (416) 326-9511 

Toll free phone: 1-800-387-9080 

TTY: 1-800-308-5561 

Email: info@ohrc.on.ca 

Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) 

The HRLSC offers legal advice pertaining to the Human Rights Code to anyone in Ontario regardless of age, income, immigration status, etc. They offer free and confidential legal advice through their phone lines to anyone who has experienced human rights violations. They also provide legal services and support if you decide to file an application to the Human Rights Tribunal, and can provide legal representation at mediations and hearings, all free of charge. The HRLSC also provides free public legal information and education workshops and presentations, and has a specific Indigenous legal team that offers culturally-safe legal support and advice for anyone who self-identifies as Indigenous, regardless of status.  

Website 

The HRLSC also operates the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Exchange (SHARE), which supports anyone in Ontario that has experienced sexual harassment or assault at work, including harassment based on gender identity or gender expression. This includes all workers, paid or unpaid, including interns, volunteers, and students. Call their team by contacting HRLSC and pressing 5 to access free and confidential legal advice and information specific to your situation. SHARE is trauma-informed and will offer you your options without pressure to act one way or another. While they cannot act as legal representation, they will refer you to legal representation if requested. They also offer free public legal information and education workshops and presentations about workplace sexual harassment, including legal options for workers, and employer obligations.  

Website 

HRLSC, and SHARE specifically, can be contacted at the numbers below on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wendesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 5pm Eastern time, and on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm Eastern time.  

Phone: (416) 597-4900 
Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179 
TTY: (416) 597-4903 
TTY Toll Free: 1-866 612-8627 

Press 5 to connect with SHARE

Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) 

JFCY is a specialized legal aid clinic that provides legal services for young people under 18, and homeless youth under 25, in Ontario. Online we provide legal information through our Legal Rights Wiki and Ask a Lawyer; over the phone we provide up to 30 minutes of free legal advice; and direct legal services and representation is provided to eligible low-income children and youth. 

Website 

Phone: 416-920-1633 or 1-866-999-5329 

HIV AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO) 

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) provides free legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada. 

Website 

Phone: 416-340-7790 or toll-free: 1-888-705-8889. 

HALCO is also leading the TRANS*-forming JUSTICE project (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) 

Lawyer Referral Service 

The Ontario Law Society’s free 30-minute phone consultation for legal assistance. Apply online or call in, Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Website 

Phone: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255. 

Legal Aid Ontario 

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal aid services for those who are financially eligible. They cover issues pertaining to criminal law, family law, mental health legal issues, and immigration and refugee law.

Website 

Community Legal Clinics

Ontario’s community legal clinic system offers legal aid services to those who are financially and geographically eligible. They cover concerns not addressed by Legal Aid Ontario, including Ontario Disability Support Program issues, housing issues, employment law, Indigenous justice, and Canada pension plan issues. You can find your local Community Legal Clinic here

We can confirm that the following clinics do their best to offer trans-affirming practices: 

Unison Health and Community Services

West Toronto Community Legal Services

Clinique Juridique Populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Durham Community Legal Clinic

Clinique Juridique Francophone d’Ottawa

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

North Peel and Dufferin Community Legal Services

Halton Community Legal Services

Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic

Mississauga Community Legal Services

Osgoode’s Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) 

CLASP is Osgoode Hall Law School’s student-run legal clinic offering free services and case management in the GTA. Must be financially and geographically eligible. 

Website 

Phone: 416-736-5029 

Queen’s Legal Aid Ontario 

Queen’s University’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Kingston. Must be financially and geographically eligible. 

Website 

Phone: 613-533-2102 

University of Ottawa’s Community Legal Clinic 

University of Ottawa’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Ottawa. Must be financially and geographically eligible. Drop-in three times a week. 

Website 

Phone: 613-562-5600 

University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services 

Downtown Legal Services is the University of Toronto Faculty of Law legal clinic. We provide advice and representation to low-income clients and University of Toronto students who have legal problems related to criminal law, family law, human rights law, refugee and immigration law, housing law and university affairs (academic offences and appeals). In addition to individual client services, DLS runs an expansive community outreach and public legal education program, aimed at raising awareness of key legal rights and responsibilities. We also provide notary services for a nominal charge. Must be financially and geographically eligible. 

Website 

Phone: 416-934-4535 

University of Western’s Community Legal Services 

Western’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in London. Must be financially and geographically eligible. 

Website 

Phone: 519-661-3352 

University of Windsor’s Community Legal Aid 

University of Windsor’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Windsor to those who are financially eligible. 

Website 

Phone: 519-256-7831 

Queer Justice Project 

Trans ID clinics and legal support in Hamilton.  

Website 

Black Legal Action Centre 

Legal resources and information for Black people.  

Website 

Maggie’s Toronto 

Legal support for sex workers. 

Website 

Gegi 

Online resources to help people experiencing gender-based discrimination or seeking to prevent gender-based discrimination in Ontario schools  

Website  

The 519 

The 519 in Toronto offers legal advice and referrals, over the phone counselling, support groups for people with many different identities and lived experiences, drop in meals for lower income, street active, unhoused, and sex working Two Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender diverse folks, housing support for youth, mentorship opportunities, and more.  

Website 

Friends of Ruby 

Friends of Ruby in Toronto offers a drop in space, counselling, and transitional housing.  

Website 

Centretown Community Health Centre 

A health clinic in Ottawa that offers Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming-affirming healthcare, runs social groups, and also offers walk-in counselling.  

Website 

Kindspace 

An Ottawa based group that offers social spaces and various care programs.  

Website 

Kyle’s Place 

A community space in Hamilton that offers a social space, mutual aid, a food pantry, and clothing swaps for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.  

Website 

LGBTQ+ YouthLine 

Peer support for youth aged 16-29 across Ontario, including a web-based chatline between 4 and 9:30pm, a text line (647-694-4275) from 4 to 9:30pm, and a phone line (1-800-268-9688) from 6 to 9 pm. 

Website 

London InterCommunity HealthCare 

Health clinic for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in London. 

Website 

Trans Wellness Ontario 

Food bank, housing supports, and support groups for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in Windsor. 

Website 

Trans* Toolkit Collective 

Custom gender affirming toolkits for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people living in Toronto.  

Website 

Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project 

Prisoner advocacy group that runs an emergency fund and food boxes for people impacted by incarceration in Toronto. They also run a hotline for prisoner advocacy, referrals, information, and support at 416-755-9239.  

Website 

FrancoQueer

An organization for 2SLGBT+ francophones in Ontario and outside of Quebec. They offer services for migrants and newcomers, social spaces, and more. 

Website

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse 

The Commission is responsible for enforcing the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds, you can file a complaint with the Commission. 

Website 

Toll free phone: 1-800-361-6477 

Head and Hands Legal Services (HHLS) 

A Montréal-based LGBT-friendly youth organization offering summary legal advice and information for 30-minute consultation, with a $20 suggested fee. HHLS also provides free legal information, referrals, and court accompaniment for youth ages 12-25. 

Website 

Phone: 514-481-0277 

Interligne

Runs a legal information line for 2SLGBTQ+ folks every Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm.

Website

Phone: 1-888-970-2720

Centre Communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal 

Legal information centre in French and English  

Website 

McGill Legal Information Clinic 

Free legal information in French or English for anyone in Québec.  

Website 

Project 10  

Gender affirming gear, referral and advocacy services, active listening, and support groups based in Montréal.  

Website 

ASTT(e)Q 

Peer support, advocacy, harm reduction, outreach, referrals, information, and health support  

Website 

Centre for Gender Advocacy 

Help with name and gender market changes, and peer support advocacy.  

Website 

Aide aux Trans du Québec 

One on one appointments, support groups, emergency aid, and a 24/7 helpline at 1-855-909-9038 #1. 

Website 

Divergenres 

Trans peer support workshops and events.  

Website 

TransEstrie 

Discussion groups for two spirit and trans adults and youth in the region of Estrie, as well as French-language guides to help with legal transition.  

Website

New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission 

The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commision provides legal services to low income individuals regarding family and criminal law matters. For more information about services offered and eligibility requirements, please click the following link: 

New Brunswick Legal Aid 

University of New Brunswick OUTlaw 

OUTlaw is a student-run LGBTQ social support group for students at UNB’s law school. The association provides input on legal matters that concern the LGBTQ community. The members are willing to confer informally with LGBTQ people and their allies. 

Facebook 

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission (NBHRC) 

The NBHRC administers the New Brunswick Human Rights Act. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone: (506) 453-2301  

Toll free: 1-888-471-2233  

Email: hrc.cdp@gnb.ca 

QT Fatties in NB

A safe online space for 2SLGBTQ+ fat folks in New Brunswick offering gender affirming clothing swaps and more. 

Instagram

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Dalhousie Legal Aid Service 

Provides legal aid for low-income individuals and has a trans rights community file, taking cases of family law, human rights, youth criminal justice involving Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients and other members of the queer community. 

Website 

Phone: (902) 423-8105 

Jason Marc Charrier 

Marc is a lawyer with Muttarts law firm in Kentville, NS. He practices in the areas of child protection, immigration, family law, and administrative law (such as human rights). 

Phone: 902-678-2157 

Email: mcharrier@muttartslaw.ca 

Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors 

Nova Scotia has created a Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors program, which provides two-hours of legal advice at a time to adult survivors of sexual assault. 

Website 

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) 

LISNS provides legal information and resources. It offers free 30-minute summary legal advice. They also have a Lawyer Referral Service and a Mediator Referral Service, that allow you to speak with a lawyer or mediator for 30 minutes for no more than $20 + tax. 

Website 

Phone: (902) 454-2198 ext 105 

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) 

The NSHRC administers the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone: (902) 424-4111 

Toll free: 1-877-269-7699 

TTY: (902) 424-3139 

Nova Scotia Legal Aid 

Provides free legal representation to individuals who are financially eligible for legal aid. 

Website 

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) 

NSRAP advocates for legal and social equality for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. 

Website 

Nova Scotia Youth Project 

The Youth Project provides resources for youth, including legal referrals. 

Website 

Coverdale Courtwork Society 

Legal support for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people and cis women involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system.  

Website 

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service 

Legal information for low income people from Dalhousie Law students.  

Website 

South House  

A community space that practices harm reduction and anti-oppression in Halifax.  

Website 

PrideHealth 

Health resources for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.  

Website

Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island 

Community Legal Information Association of PEI facilitates access to justice by providing legal information to clients and administering a lawyer referral service on behalf of the Law Society of PEI. 

Website 

Phone: (902) 892-0853 (Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm). 

Toll Free (in PEI only): 1-800-240-9798 

Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission 

The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission administers the PEI Human Rights Act. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds, you can file a complaint with the PEIHRC, who will investigate it. 

Website 

Phone: (902) 368-4180 

Toll Free (in PEI only): 1-800-237-5031 

Rainbow Hub  

Drop in spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ adults and youth.  

Website 

PEI Transgender Network

Peer support, resources, and help navigating systems in PEI.

Website

Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission (NLAC) 

The NLAC provides, in many cases, free legal aid to those who qualify. 

Website 

Telephone: (709) 753-7860 

Toll free: 1-800-563-9911 

Email: nlac@legalaid.nl.ca 

Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) 

PLIAN is an independent non-profit organization with a mandate to increase access to justice in Newfoundland and Labrador through providing legal information and education services to the general public. PLIAN operates a Legal Information Line that provides general legal information to the public, as well as a Lawyer Referral Service. Lawyers who register with this service agree to provide a 30-minute consultation at a flat rate of $40 (tax included). The Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service operates Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 12 PM. PLIAN additionally provides publications on a variety of legal issues, free of charge, and frequently delivers presentations and workshops to the public on many different legal topics. 

Website 

Legal Information and Lawyer Referral Service: 

709-722-2643 or 1-888-660-7788 (operates Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 pm). 

Email: info@publiclegalinfo.com 

Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission  

The Commission administers the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may contact them to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone: 709-729-2709  

Toll free: 1-800-563-5808 

Email: humanrights@gov.nl.ca 

Contact Form 

The Quad  

A community space for 2SLGBTQ+ folks in Newfoundland and Labrador. Runs various social events and gatherings.  

Website  

Trans Support NL 

Runs trans peer support groups in different regions of Newfoundland and Labrador, offers information about transitioning in Newfoundland and Labrador, and provides access to gender affirming gear (currently just binders).  

Website 

Yukon Human Rights Commission (YHRC) 

If you feel you have been discriminated against under one of the protected Yukon Human Rights Act grounds, you may contact the YHRC to file a complaint. 

Website 

Phone: (867) 667-6226 or 1-800-661-0535. 

Email: humanrights@yhrc.yk.ca 

Yukon Public Legal Education Association  

Runs a law line that offers free legal information over the phone.  

Website 

Council of Yukon First Nations 

Legal information and document interpretation for Indigenous peoples.  

Website 

Queer Yukon 

Social events and access to gender affirming gear.  

Website 

All Genders Yukon 

Mental Health Support, including up to two sessions per month of paid mental health services and a list of trans-affirming mental health professionals.  

Website 

Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission (NWTHRC) 

The Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission administers the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act. If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against under one of the protected areas and grounds, including gender identity, you can file a complaint with the NWTHRC, who will investigate it. 

Website 

Toll free phone: 1-888-669-5575 

Email: info@nwthumanrights.ca 

Legal Aid Commission 

Legal aid outreach clinics across the Northwest Territories with limited and confidential legal information and advice.  

Website

Rainbow Coalition 

A group based in Yellowknife that runs various social groups including Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming social groups for adults and children, and offers peer support appointments. 

Website 

Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal 

The Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal is responsible for administering the Nunavut Human Rights Act. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds, you can file a complaint with the Tribunal, who will investigate it. 

Website 

Iqaluit Pride 

A Facebook group for 2SLGBTQ+ folks in Iqaluit. 

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