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Support Groups in North America

This page contains links to the pages listing support groups in North America. It should be presumed that these providers are in their respective country’s native language, unless otherwise indicated.

For support groups related to SOFFAs or loved ones of Transgender people, see here.

Disclaimer: Listings are for information purposes only and do not constitute recommendations by T-Vox.  All sites listed here are outside of T-Vox’s control and we cannot be held responsible for their content.

Please Note: This list does not cover the United States. We had to put that country on a page of its own because there are so many support groups there. Click here to visit the US support groups page.

Canada

Addresses in capital letters are postal addresses, conforming to Canada Post standards.

Alberta

Illusions Social Club, Calgary
BOX 2000
6802 OGDEN RD SE
CALGARY AB T2C 1B4
CANADA
403 236 7072
Support group.

Illusions Social Club, Edmonton
GLENWOOD PO
PO BOX 33002
EDMONTON AB TSP V8
CANADA
Support group.

Phi Sigma Tri-Ess
ATTN Audrey Allen
BOX 81115
755 LAKE BONAVISTA DR SE
CALGARY AB T2J 7C9
CANADA
Support group.

British Columbia

Cornbury Society
BOX 3745
VANCOUVER BC V6B 3Z1
CANADA
Support group for heterosexual male crossdressers.

Dream Girls
PO BOX 535
KAMLOOPS BC V2C SL7
CANADA
Support group.

Foundations for the Advancement of Transgender People’s Society (FATE)
1-1727 WILLIAM ST
VANCOUVER BC VSL 2R5
CANADA
1604 254 9591
Educational outreach and referrals.

FTM etc.
VANCOUVER BC
CANADA
Email: bcftmnetwork@hotmail.com
Peer-run discussion and support group open to anyone assigned female at birth who identifies as male all or part of the time, or is questioning their gender identity. Meets every third Saturday of the month from 1-3pm. Email for more information.

Okanagan Transgender Drop-in
1476 Water Street
Kelowna, BC
CANADA
The Okanagan Transgender Drop-in is a peer support & discussion group for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit and intersex people in the Greater Kelowna area.
We’re open to all who are exploring their own gender identity issues. Informal talks, coffee and movies.
Weekly meetings held at the ORC Centre, Thursdays 7PM-10PM.
For further information, please contact creativecatherine@gmail.com

Trans Social Support Group
Meets at:
103 – 1033 DAVIE ST
VANCOUVER BC V6E 1M7
CANADA
1604 734 1514 ext. 2 or 1604 684 5307
Weekly drop-in for all variations of Trans-identified and gender-variant folks. Opportunity to connect, share, discuss, and learn in a safe and supportive environment. (This is a facilitated group.) Meets on Monday evenings from 6.00 – 7.30pm. Registration not required. The last Monday night session/month is open to partners, family and significant friends.

Transsexual Support Group
Dr Angela Wensley
14905 32ND AVE
WHITE ROCK BC V4P 1A4
CANADA
1604 536 2053
Support group.

Vancouver Trans Youth Drop in
A place to meet other youth who are interested in trans stuff, watch trans movies, make art & ‘zines, eat snacks, get info about local resources, and just generally hang out in a space where you can relax and be yourself. Run by trans youth & loved ones Britannia Community Center 1661 Napier St. Vancouver in the Senior’s center Meals Provided For more info, contact Transgender Health Program : : Tel/TTY: 604.734.1514 ext. 1 Email: transyouthdropin@yahoo.ca
Vancouver Trans Taking Care of Business
Trans Sex worker drop-in group: Meet for good food, info and support in a trans-friendly, safe and confidential setting. Please call April S. for locations or questions at 604.734.1514 ex 4. Dates: Mondays from 5:00-7:00 pm
Zenith Foundation
84 15 GRANVILLE ST
BOX 46
VANCOUVER BC V6P 4Z9
CANADA
Educational outreach and support group.

Manitoba

FTM Gender Alliance of Winnipeg
Rainbow Resource Centre
170 SCOTT ST
WINNIPEG MB R3L 0L3
Postal address:
BOX 1661 STN MAIN
WINNIPEG MB R3C 2Z6
CANADA
General info: 1204 474 0212
Peer Support line: 1204 284 5208 OR 1888 399 0005 (toll-free in MB/NWO) – available Monday-Friday from 6-9 pm. Subject to volunteer availability and closed on statutory holidays.
Fax: 1204 478 1160
E-mail: counselling@rainbowresourcecentre.org
URL: http://www.rainbowresourcecentre.org/
Support group. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.

Prairie Rose Gender Group (PRGG)
BOX 23 GRP 4 RR1
DUGALD MB R0E 0K0
CANADA
1204 257 2759
Support group.

Newfoundland
Bay St George Women’s Centre
Stephenville NL
1709 643 4444

Corner Brook Women’s Resource Centre
Corner Brook NL
1709 639 8522

Gay/Lesbian Info Line
St John’s NL
1709 753 4297

Newfoundland Gays And Lesbians for Equality
PO BOX 6221
ST JOHN’S NL A1C 6J9
CANADA
1709 753 4297
Website: http://www.ngale.ca/ (transitioning in 2008 from http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/4291/ )

St John’s Women’s Centre
St John’s NL
1709 753 0220

Ontario
FACTT – Ottawa
PO BOX 7421
VANIER ON KIL 8E4
CANADA
Support group.

Gender Identity Clinic
Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
250 COLLEGE ST
TORONTO ON MST 1R8
CANADA
1416 979 2221, ext. 2339
Trans specialists; help for crossdressers as well as transsexuals.
NOT RECOMMENDED. Has a highly archaic and rigid view of what transsexuals should be, and will deny care to those who don’t fit their mould. Advocates things like reparative therapy to ‘cure’ Trans people. (Please note: This does not work, even if you – and they – would like it to. Transgender feelings cannot be made to properly go away; they can only be squelched and repressed, which causes tremendous psychological and emotional stress and will eventually stop working. The longer the repression lasts, the more painful and difficult it is when it stops working.)

Gender Mosaic
PO BOX 7421
OTTAWA ON K1L 8E4
CANADA
1819 770 1945
Website: http://www.gendermosaic.ca/
Support group.

Gender Quest
177 NEPEAN ST SUITE 508
OTTAWA ON K2P 0B4
CANADA
URL: http://www.pinktriangle.org/pts_site/Eng/tdg.html
Meets on the third Monday of every month from 7 to 9 pm in the Chris Raynsford Room.

Monarch Soclal Club (MSC)
MISSISSAUGA A
PO BOX 386
MISSISSAUGA ON LSA 3A1
CANADA
Support group.

Ottawa FTM
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ottawaftm/
For anyone who was born female but does not wholly identify as such, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and surrounding areas. Meets once a month for breakfast.

Ottawa Transition Support
E-mail: ottawatransitionsupport@gmail.com
URL: http://www.ottawatransitionsupport.com/
A resource website and e-mail forum for MTF and FTM transitioners in the Ottawa, ON area

Street Outreach Services (SOS)
SOS
c/o W Travers
622 YONGE ST 2ND FLOOR
TORONTO ON M4Y 1Z8
CANADA
1416 926 0744 (24 hours)
Multitude of services for Trans youth.

Trans Youth Ottawa
Website: http://www.transyouthottawa.ca/
A group for transsexual, Transgender, intersex, genderqueer and gender variant people of Ottawa/Hull (in ON, Canada) under the age of 30. There’s information on the e-mail list about when and where the next offline meeting is and so on, as well as providing online support.

Transition Support
c/o The Church Street Community Centre
519 CHURCH ST
TORONTO ON M4Y 2C9
CANADA
URL: http://www.the519.org/
Support group.

Xpressions
STATION A
PO BOX 223
TORONTO ON MSW 1B2
CANADA
1416 812 6879
Support group.

Gender Journeys
Sherbourne Health Centre
333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5
CANADA
1416 324 4174
e-mail: rraj@sherbourne.on.ca “11 weeks of reliable information and meaningful community connections for anyone thinking about their own gender changes.” Runs 3 times a year. TTC tokens, snacks available.

Quebec

Club Met
4113 DORION ST
MONTRÉAL QC H2K 3B8
CANADA
1514 528 8874
Support group. (Formerly TAM)

Etre Femme; Québec Transsexual Association, Inc.
Viviane Belanger
84 BOUL DES ALLIES
QUÉBEC QC G1L 1Y2
CANADA
1418 529 1152
Support group.

La Fondation Expressions Caméléon
3735 MONTEE D’ARGENTEUIL
SAINT-ADOLPHE-D’HOWARD QC J0T 2B0
CANADA
1450 226 6920
E-mail: cameleon.quebec@gmail.com
(Contactez: Akiko,director)
Mission: Recueillir des dons et offrir des programmes pour aider les enfants transgenres, transsexuels et avec une variance du genre. Les programmes d’aide seront axés sur l’acceptation des différences, le support aux enfants et à leur famille, incluant leur entourage. Nous souhaitons aussi faire avancer l’éducation et la recherche afin que les milieux professionnels, médicaux et le grand public seraient mieux informer et pourraient mieux intervenir avec cette clientèle. Nous offrons aussi, des ateliers pour les écoles, les mileux hospitaliers.
(Mission: To help Transgender, transsexual and gender-variant children,while providing resources and creating programs centered on the acceptance of differences, support for the children, their families and their friends. We also support the advancement of education and research in order that the professional and medical communities are more informed of ways to intervene with this clientele. We also provide workshops for schools, the general public and professional settings (hospital, workplace, university, colleges).)
(This group was founded by the parents of an MTF child born in 1998, currently living full-time as a girl.) Voir l’article: http://fugues.vortex.qc.ca/main.cfm?p=100&Article_ID=6879
Website: coming soon Sept.2009 – à bientôt pour sept.2009.

FACTT – Québec
BOX 293
COTE DE NEIGES POST OFFICE
5858 COTE DE NEIGES BOUL
MONTRÉAL QC H3S 2S6
CANADA
French-speaking referrals, medical and psychological services and support group.

Head and Hands
5833 SHERBROOKE ST W
MONTRÉAL QC H4A 1X4
CANADA
1514 481 0277
Fax/Téléc: 514 4812336
E-mail: info@headandhands.ca
Website: http://www.headandhands.ca/
Youth and GLBT friendly resource centre. They offer a variety of services, including a clinic where you can get a prescription for hormones.

Trans P.O.R S.
475 BOUL GOUIN O
MONTRÉAL QC H3L 1K4
CANADA
1514 332 5421
Residence for post-op GRS recovery.

Transsexuals In Prison
SUCC 293 COTE DES NEIGES
5858 COTE DES NEIGES BOUL
MONTRÉAL QC H3S 2S6
CANADA
Information and referrals.

Saskatchewan

Transgender and Transsexual Community Group
USSU Pride Centre
Room 40
Lower Sask Hall
University of Saskatchewan
SASKATOON SK S7N5B2
CANADA
1306 966 6615 (Eric Twa)
Fax: 1306 966 6978
E-mail: pride.centre@ussu.ca
http://ussu.ca/pridecentre/
Meets every other week on Tuesday or Wednesday (2010 dates: 23 November and 07 December) at 6:30pm in the USSU Pride centre. If you or someone you know is struggling with gender identity or are looking for a community of like minded individuals who are travelling down a similar gender path, then this is the group for you!

Mexico

Morena & Orta, Especialistas de Temas de Género (Gender Issues Specialists)
Acoxpa And. 51 No. 17 duplex 2
Col. Ejidos de Villa Coapa
Del. Tlalpan
Mexico D.F.
C.P. 14390
MÉXICO
52(22)44-3826
Fax: 673-53-12
Psicólogos. (Psychologists.)