On-Campus Resources




A community space for students, faculty and staff.
Website: https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/hub

Phone: 403-220-7011





CASE hopes to educate the public as well as University of Calgary students about what consent is – and to help foster an environment where consent is asked for and respected in sexual relationships.

Website: http://www.ucalgarycase.com

Email: case@ucalgary.ca





Provides academic, personal, and cultural support services and programs to prospective and current First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, and offers a welcoming and supportive learning environment for the whole campus community.

Website: https://www.ucalgary.ca/nativecentre/

Phone: 403-220-6034

Location: MacEwan Student Centre 390Z





Seeks to cultivate a pluralistic community by encouraging cultural and religious literacy, community building, and social change as an integral part of the student experience.
Website: https://www.ucalgary.ca/fsc/




A safe, comfortable and inviting space for the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Calgary.

Website: https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/student-services/the-q-centre/

Email: qcentre@ucalgary.ca

Phone: 403-220-4460





The Sexual Violence Support Advocate, Carla Bertsch, can provide confidential support and information regarding sexual violence to all members of the university community.

Website: https://www.ucalgary.ca/sexualviolencesupport/supports/emotional-supports

Phone: 403-220-2208

Email: svsa@ucalgary.ca





Provides quality health care and education to the campus community.

Website: https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/

Phone: 403-210-9355





Provide a safe and supportive place to advance gender equality and build community through sharing, learning and teaching. We value all experiences and offer the resources necessary to make informed choices.

Phone: 403- 220-8551

Email: women@ucalgary.ca

Website: https://ucalgary.ca/women/



Off Campus Resources


Crisis and Help Lines




24-hour crisis line. Online confidential chat also available from 3-10pm daily.
Phone: 403-266-HELP (4357)
Website:http://www.distresscentre.com/
Email: help@distresscentre.com
Emails are not monitored 24 hours/day, however, all emails are responded to within 24 to 48 hours.




Dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education, this hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

24-Hour crisis line: 1-877-330-6366

Website:https://www.translifeline.org/





Provide safety, shelter, food, clothing, crisis counseling, referral and advocacy for those impacted by family abuse or in crisis. Provides DV helpline crisis support, including support to the LGBTQ2+ community and shelter for anyone fleeing DV as a short term shelter.

24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 403-934-6634

Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-877-934-6634

Address: PO Box 2162, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2

Website: http://strathmoreshelter.com/





24 hour family violence helpline.

Website: https://www.calgarywomensshelter.com/

24-Hour Family Violence Helpline: 403-234-7233

Toll Free: 1-866-606-7233

TTY: 403-262-2768

Email: info@cwes.ca





The primary sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas.

Support and Information Line: 403-237-5888

Toll Free: 1-877-237-5888

Email: info@calgarycasa.com

Website: http://www.calgarycasa.com/





Canada-wide, 24-hour phone support dedicated for supporting youth mental health for children and youth ages 5 to 20.

Website:http://kidshelpphone.ca

Phone: 1-800-668-6868





24 hour confidential peer support for youth in Calgary and area through the Distress Centre.

Website: http://calgaryconnecteen.com/

Phone (24/7): 403-264-8336

Text (Evenings/Weekends): 587-333-2724



Trans-Specific Resources




TESA engages in advocacy and education in three primary areas: government, outreach, and community development. Their mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans.

Website:http://www.tesaonline.org

Mail: Trans Equality Society of Alberta, PO Box 2053 Edmonton Main, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P4

Email: info@tesaonline.org





Monthly meet up and information night for trans guys, FTMs, those questioning their gender, trans-masculine folks and other interested people, allies, and partners to talk and learn about gender and transition. We are inclusive, all ages, and come together to provide a safe space for people to be themselves.

We meet on the first Friday of the month in the Arusha space at CommunityWise (“Old Y”, room #106, 223 12 Ave SW, Calgary).

Website: http://www.calgarytranshub.com/peer-support.html

Email: transformerscalgary@gmail.com





Open network of support and resources for the trans community.

Website:http://www.calgarytranshub.com/





Australian-based website which offers a multitude of resources for those individuals and their family members who are struggling with issues of gender.

Website:http://gendercentre.org.au/



Health and Wellness





A free-standing clinic providing confidential care for surgical abortion, medical abortion and miscarriages up to the 20th week of pregnancy.

Phone: 403-283-9117

Website: https://kensingtonclinic.com/





A national organization whose objective is to address the various health and wellness issues that people who have sexual and emotional relationships with people of the same gender, or a gender identity that does not conform to the identity assigned to them at birth encounter.

Website:http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/19988

Primary Phone: 306-955-5129

Toll Free: 1-800-955-5129

Email: info@rainbowhealth.ca





Offers resources, education and counselling services surrounding pregnancy testing, options counselling, birth control counselling, post abortion counselling, phone counselling, STI counselling.

Address: 700, 1509 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2E6

Phone: 403-283-5580

Website: https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/

Email: generalmail@centreforsexuality.ca





For youth aged 12-24, The Alex offers family physicians, medical resources, counselling, basic necessities (food, hygiene items, condoms), a community kitchen, on-site high school, computer access, resume writing/job search support, harm/risk reduction materials, substance use groups, pregnancy testing, parenting support, anonymous STI testing, referrals to community resources, and outreach services (client visits for one-on-one support, court support, accompaniment to other social services, assistance securing ID documents). Queermunity youth group also available (ask for Evans when calling regular number).

Phone: 403-520-6270

Email: youthinfo@thealex.ca

Website:www.thealex.ca





Safe, confidential, anonymous, and free STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing. The staff has been given diversity training. Wheelchair accessible.

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Address: 5th Floor 1213 – 4 ST SW T2R 0X7

Phone: 403-955-6200

Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=1018406&service=1668





Free support for people who are HIV-positive and for sex workers, and free condoms, dental dams, gloves, and lube.

Calgary location: 110 – 1603 10 Ave SW

Phone: 403-508-2500

Toll Free: 1-877-440-2437

Website:http://www.hivcl.org/



Counselling Services




Offers support to men who have experienced domestic violence.

Phone (Cell Centre): 403-691-5964

Reception: 403-651-8075

Email: contactus@calgarycounselling.com

Website: https://calgarycounselling.com/counselling/male-domestic-abuse-outreach-program/





Numerous programs and counselling related to suicide that aim to build awareness and provide education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide.

Phone: 403-297-1700

Email: info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca

Website: http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/





Able to meet with people for free support or counselling anywhere that is convenient.

Contact: Lee Allard, LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Specialist

Email: lallard@calgarysexualhealth.ca

Phone: 403-283-5580 ext. 333



Advocacy and Awareness




The sexuality and gender diversity community liaison works through direct partnership with the LGBT community to promote two-way communication, reduce stereotypical negative images, promote education and awareness, identify and resolve crime concerns and increase police awareness of community issues.

Phone: 403-428-8180

Email: dmcelroy@calgarypolice.ca

Website:http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Community-programs-and-resources/Diversity-resources/Sexuality-and-gender-diversity.aspx





Works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement.

Website:http://egale.ca

Phone: 1-416-964-7887

Toll Free: 1-888-204-7777





The Pride Centre is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and celebratory environment for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Services available in the Pride Centre include community support resources, a library, free prophylactics as well as referrals and in-centre expertise on topics related to relationships, identity and sexual health. The Pride Centre also hosts events and programs that promote the education and awareness on campus.

Phone: 403-440-5604
Email: pridecentre@samru.ca

Website: https://www.samru.ca/supportservices/pride/





A coalition of people of colour committed to advocating for racialized and marginalized
communities in the City of Calgary.

Website: http://yycvoices.ca/

Email: yycvoices@gmail.com





A collective dedicated to providing a safer space for queer youth of colour and spreading awareness on intersectionality.

Website: http://facebook.com/QueerYouthofColourCalgary

Email: QYOC.Calgary@gmail.com





A Calgary-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower trans and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta.

Phone: 587-333-4342

Email: info@skippingstone.ca

Website: https://www.skippingstone.ca/



Religious Support




ETJC Mosques are places of healing for everyone, including those who do not identify as Muslim but who need a space for healing, who are family, spouses/partners, friends, seekers and allies.Gender-equal, queer-friendly, and religiously non-discriminatory. All are welcome.

Website:http://www.jumacircle.com/

Email: info@jumacircle.com





Salaam Canada is a volunteer-run national organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans.

Website: https://www.salaamcanada.info/





A justice-oriented organization of people in The United Church of Canada. AU/SE works for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in The United Church of Canada and in society.

Website:http://affirmunited.ause.ca





The Friends & Family Plan works with a network of respected national partner organizations to help you discuss issues of love, sexuality, and gender in Christian terms with your conflicted loved one.

Website:http://www.friendsandfamilyplan.org





Non-judgmental church that welcomes everyone regardless of age, race, ability, gender identity or sexual or theological orientation. A safe space for worship.

Website:http://unitarianscalgary.org

Phone: 403-276-2436





A very youth friendly church dedicated to making connections for the common good in downtown Calgary, including through events for queer members.

Website: https://www.kxcalgary.com/

Phone: 403-269-8382





Advocates for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.

Website:http://www.reconcilingworks.org/

Phone: 651-665-0861

Email: info@ReconcilingWorks.org



Sports and Fitness




Non-profit, volunteer run swim club inclusive of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender folks and their straight friends, dedicated to the master swim program philosophy of “fun and fitness for life” in an environment that is both positive and supportive.

Website:http://differentstrokescalgary.org

Email: info@differentstrokescalgary.org





A volunteer-operated, non-profit organization serving primarily members of the LGBTQ+ communities but open to members of all communities. The primary focus of Apollo is to provide our membership with well-organized and fun sporting events and other activities to allow them to participate and interact in a positive social framework.

Website:http://www.apollocalgary.com/





Calgary’s first LGBTQ hockey team. Their goal is to create a hockey and social environment with a focus on LGTBQ equality in sport.

Website:https://pioneershockey.ca/



Publications




Bi Magazine is an innovative global online magazine that provides news, features, and reviews advocating for greater understanding and visibility of bisexuality.

Website:https://bisexual.org/





Out an LGBT fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine, with the highest circulation of any LGBT monthly publication in the United States

Website:http://www.out.com/





Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature and film through a biannual electronic publication (e-reader and tablet formats) of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers, filmmakers, and artists, and to foster a community through an online forum for the exchange of ideas, opportunities, contacts, and resources. Their view of queerness centres Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, trans people, people with disabilities, youth, and elders.

Website:http://plenitudemagazine.ca/





A Calgary based LGBTQ+ magazine.

Website:http://www.gaycalgary.com/magazine.aspx





A project at CommunityWise hoping to document stories from LGBTQ elders in Calgary whose stories should be recorded before they are lost.

Website:http://calgaryqueerhistory.ca/

Contact: Kevin Allen, Historian

Email: calgarygayhistory@gmail.com



Resources for Parents and Teachers




A national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ+ children. Provides monthly meetings and online resources.

Website:http://pflagcanada.ca/pflag-chapters/alberta/

Contact: Sean Alley

Phone: 403-234-8973

Email: calgaryab@pflagcanada.ca

Address: Wild Rose United Church: 1317 – 1st Street NW, top floor lounge





Alberta-wide initiative to end bullying.

Website:www.safeandcaring.ca

Phone: 780-822-1500

Email: office@safeandcaring.ca





The global human rights education and training centre, dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.

Website:http://hrea.org





In-school homophobia awareness event.

Website:http://dayofsilence.org

Phone: 212-727-0135

Email: info@glsen.org





Canada-wide resources for parents of young trans people.

Website:http://transparentcanada.ca

PFLAG Canada Gender Identity Support Line: 1.888.822.9492

Media Contact (Michelle Malette): 1- 902-431-8500

Email: transparentcanada17@gmail.com



You’ve got questions,we’ve got answers.

Admit it: you have questions about sex. Everybody does! That’s why the Students’ Union, SU Wellness Centre and the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) are teaming up to bring you Sex Week.

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