A social group supported by the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay for 12-25 year old 2SLGBTQ youth and young adults looking to explore their identity. Groups are adult facilitated but youth-driven and provide a safe space for participants to meet, discuss, educate another, draw and play games. Meeting are every second Thursday 5:30-7pm September to June.
Call the Children’s Center to register - (807)343-5000
This group is for any parent, guardian, family member or loved one of a trans child. Its purpose is to share resources and experiences. It takes place at Roots Community Food Centre the last Monday of every month (excludes June-August) from 6:30-8pm. Email email@example.com to register.
Check with your school to see if they have a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). If not, feel free to request one, if a student asks the school must provide one. GSAs often take place over the lunch break once a week for those who are gender or sexual diverse. It’s a place to make connection with people you can relate to and sometimes take on advocacy and education projects.
Virtual Trans Peer Support Group
This is an informational, discussion-based drop in program to connect and socialize in a space where everyone can be their authentic self. All trans, non-binary, trans non-binary and gender-questioning individuals are welcome. The group runs Wednesdays from 6-7pm on zoom. For more information or to register contact Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-7879.
An 8 week educational group for transgender and gender diverse individuals to explore their identity and receive reliable information to help them along their journey. This free group is for those who are 18+. Call Norwest Community Health Centre for dates and to register
A place where children (0-6 years) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to learn, play, be curious, make friends and engage with others. Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm at Communities Together for Children EarlyON (425 Edward Street N) is a groups for 2SLGBTIQ+ families. Create an account and register at www.keyon.ca.
We have a list of local professionals but you can also check out this Service Provider Directory for Service Providers who have made a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care.
Thunder Bay Pediatrics - Dr. Dineen and Dr. Young
Anishnawbe Mushkiki - primary care
Janzen's Pharmacy Northwood - walk-in 9am-8pm (M/Tu/W/F)
NorWest Community Health Centre - primary or shared care
*If you are going to your primary care provider for hormone therapy and are the first to do so, pass along this guide to your provider along with these frequently asked questions. They can also get training through Rainbow Health Ontario.
NorWest Community Health Centre
The Children's Centre Thunder Bay
Anna Hirdes - Bare Soul Counselling
Can't find a local therapist or counsellor? Try these online options:
SAGE - Sexuality & Gender Equity Community
Dilico Family Health & Wellness Centre
Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA)
Pride Central - Lakehead University