Community & Services

Queeryeg.ca serves Edmonton’s LGBTQ+ communities and supporters by providing a directory of businesses and organizations that are welcoming of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

Team Edmonton works to cultivate a community of LGBTQ2+ adults connected through sport, fitness and fun.

Queerflex is Canada’s first non-profit gym centred on creating safer space for queer, trans, and non-binary people in the fitness world through personal training, public education and direct advocacy.

Edmonton LGBTQ+ Meetup is an LGBTQ+ (and friends!) biweekly meetup.

The Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) engages in advocacy and education in three primary areas—government, outreach, and community development—to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans.

Alberta Sex-Positive Education & Community Centre (ASPECC) promotes sex positive values and attitudes in the Greater Edmonton area, and facilitates sex positive education and awareness in our community.

The Edmonton Pride Festival Society is the official non-profit organization that manages the organization and execution of Pride celebrations—and one of the largest festivals!—in the Capital Region each year.

Fruit Loop dedicates itself to supporting and promoting ​non-profit ​groups within the LGBTQ2S+ community by providing well-respected and popular public events, showcasing local talent and culture.

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) raises funds for charities and other organizations that either provide services directly to the LGBTQ+ community of Edmonton or whose work promotes an accepting attitude toward the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) was organized to help Aboriginal people in the city connect with referral services, and social and recreational programs.

The University of Alberta Institute for Sexual Minorities Studies & Services (iSMSS) brings together education, research, policy development, and community services in order to ensure that sexual and gender minorities are recognized and well served by their communities.

  • Camp Fyrefly is an educational, social, and personal leadership retreat for queer and trans youth.
  • The CHEW Project is a community-based initiative that develops and delivers research-informed, age-appropriate, and non-judgmental comprehensive health education for LGBTQ2S+ youth.
  • The Alberta GSA Network is a collective of resources specific to Alberta K-12 students, teachers, and school staff.

Edmonton Men’s Health Collective (EMHC) is a local, grassroots health organization run for and by gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men.

The Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) is dedicated to providing a gathering space for individuals who appreciate and enjoy the brotherhood of the gay bear community.

Community Resources in the Greater Edmonton Area

OutLoud St Albert is a safe, inclusive space for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

The AltView Foundation began in Strathcona County in 2008 with one simple idea: that LGBTQ2S+ people across Alberta should not feel isolated, unsupported, and afraid of being themselves.

Resources for Older People

The Seniors’ Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE) sets out to enhance the quality of life of older persons and their families.

The Edmonton Seniors’ Centre (ESC) provides opportunities and support to seniors to further their overall well-being and quality of life.

National Resources

EGALE is a charity dedicated to advancing LGBT human rights through education, research and community engagement.

Canadian LGBTQ+ Centres

OutLink (Calgary, AB)

Skipping Stone Foundation (Calgary, AB)

Qmunity (Vancouver, BC)

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (Yellowknife, NWT)

OUTSaskatoon (Saskatoon, SK)

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (Regina, SK)

Rainbow Resource Centre (Winnipeg, MA)

The 519 (Toronto, ON)

Kind Space (Ottawa, ON)

Centre Communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal (CCGLM) (Montréal, QC)

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (Halifax, NS)

Safe Exit