Counselling and Community Services

There is a range of counselling and community services available in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. For a comprehensive list of available trans and 2SLGBTQ+ services in the Champlain region, download the Champlain Gender Diverse Care Guide here. To download a youth-specific list, click here. To download a list for parents and caregivers, click here.

Counselling Connect

  • Through Counselling Connect,  you can access free video or phone counselling with 2SLGBTQ+-inclusive counsellors. In your first session, counsellors can help you explore other supports available to you in the area. 
  • For more information, visit
  • If you cannot access the website, you can make an appointment by calling 211


LGBT2SQ+ Youth Counselling 
Centretown Community Health Centre


2SLGBTQI+ Counselling
Family Services Ottawa

  • Offers counselling for the 2SLGBTQI+ community by counsellors, who themselves identify as part of that community
  • Individual counselling services for adults or teens or counselling for families and couples
  • To access these services please call (613) 725-3601
  • For more information, visit


The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

  • Available at multiple locations across Ottawa
  • Provides immediate counselling services to individuals, couples, and families. 
  • The walk-in sessions are free to all members of the community, with no restrictions based on age or location/address and no need for an appointment.
  • For more information, visit


Trans Wellness Ontario 

  • Offers virtual counselling and peer mentorship appointments by phone or doxy. 
  • If you are under the age of 16, parent/guardian consent is required for counselling services.
  • To learn more about their counselling and peer mentorship services, visit

Support Group for Parents and Caregivers
Family Services Ottawa

Canadian Parents of Trans & Gender Diverse Kids 

  • Confidential peer support group for parents and guardians of gender diverse children, youth, and adults, including those who are two-spirit, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, gender fluid, gender creative, or gender-questioning. 
  • To join the group, message the page below or email
  • For more information, visit

LGBTQ2+ Youth Space
Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Spectrum LGBTQ Drop-In
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

  • Offers a weekly drop-in for LGBTQ youth who are unstably housed, live in poverty, or are living on the streets to connect with peers facing similar challenges in an environment of acceptance and respect. 
  • If interested, drop-in, call (613) 241-7788 ext. 300 or 400, or email
  • For more information, visit

Transcend Drop-In Trans Youth Group
Family Services Ottawa

Queerios Weekly Youth Drop In
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 

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Kind Space

  • A diverse, peer-led social group for those at any stage of transition: come share, learn, and socialize in a safe space. 
  • All trans, two-spirit, and gender-diverse people are welcome to attend.
  • For more information, access the programming guide at


Gender Mosaic

  • Offers monthly social pot-luck dinners, a monthly discussion group, and other events.
  • Open to all trans-identified people and all those questioning their gender identity in any form
  • For more information, visit or contact


LGBTQ Social Gathering
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre

  • Provides support, education and resources in a safe environment for LGBTQ individuals, allies, and family members. 
  • Offers two meeting groups: Ages: 12-18 (youth group), 18+ (adult group).
  • If interested, contact (613) 936-0306.
  • For more information, visit


Ottawa Senior Pride Network

  • Volunteer-run network of LGBT seniors and allies who organize various events and gatherings throughout the year.
  • For more information, visit

2SLGBTQI+ Rainbow Families’ Art & Play Group
Family Services Ottawa


Shaping Parenthood
Ten Oaks Project

  • Monthly discussion group for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa to explore and reflect on the possibilities, challenges, and appreciation of queering family-making and child-raising. 
  • Supports reflection and connection to resources for both the planning (“how to…”) and puzzling (“how come…”) aspects of parenting and building family which reflects people’s values while exploring the intersections of parenting and social justice.
  • To learn more about this program, visit


Oak Grove Family Camp
Ten Oaks Project

  • Oak Grove Family Camp is a weekend long, sleep-away camp for 2SLGBTQ+ (two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) families who have a child or youth aged 17 or under in their care.
  • Families who are headed by (a) 2SLGBTQ+ parent(s) and those with an 2SLGBTQ+ child are welcome. 
  • Learn more at

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

  • Offers services including settlement and integration (with a dedicated LGBTQIA+ settlement worker), multicultural counselling, and language instruction. 
  • If interested, please call 613-725-0202 or email
  • For more information, visit


LGBTQ+ Newcomer Group

Centretown Community Health Centre

  • Weekly drop-in support for LGBTQ newcomers and asylum seekers. 
  • Discuss immigration, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity. 
  • If interested, please email or call (613) 233-4443 ext. 2125 (EN) or (613) 233-4443 ext. 2171 (FR).
  • For more information, visit

Pay-It-Forward Binder and Gaff Program
Venus Envy

  • Offers binders and gaffs for free for those in need of these items. 
  • If interested, please call (613) 789-4646.
  • For more information, visit


In-Transition Clothesline
PFLAG Renfrew County


Binder Program
Carleton University Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre