Youth Resources

Resources for Youth and Families

Rainbow Alliance for Youth of Edmonton is a group of representatives of service providers and agencies who work together to identify the key issues and unique needs of LGBTQ2S+ youth in Edmonton.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ+ children.

The Family Centre Rainbow Pages (4th ed.) were developed by The Family Centre to provide LGBTQ+ youth and the youth-serving community a consolidated guide of supports in Edmonton.

Camp Dragonfly is a summer camp in Edmonton for gender creative, trans+, and gender fluid children, their friends & siblings.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of Edmonton and Area Queer Youth Mentoring is specifically designed for youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and matches them with someone who understands.

The Centre for Family Literacy offers innovative and proactive approaches to literacy development.

The Cellar Youth Centre is an all-inclusive safe space where teenagers from all walks of life are welcomed and accepted for who they are. Our team of staff and volunteers connect with the kids by offering them holistic care, mentoring relationships, safe communities, and opportunities to give back.

Urgent Resources for Youth

Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24.

iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit, arts-based, youth organization that works with young people (12–24 years old) who live on and off the streets.

Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS) provides purposeful resources and creates a safe and supportive environment that fosters youth empowerment and development.

Unlimited Potential Community Services provides services to children, youth, adults, and families referred by provincial and territorial social services, health, and education authorities. Some private placements are possible, subject to government mandates.

Resources for Students and Educators

Resources for Students and Teachers

The Alberta SOGI Educator Network brings together Alberta educators interested in SOGI-inclusive education.

The Alberta GSA Network is a collective of resources specific to Alberta K-12 students, teachers, and school staff.

Edmonton Public School Board SOGI page

Post-Secondary Student Groups

InQueeries (MacEwan University)

The Landing (University of Alberta)

Outreach (University of Alberta)

Learn more about the Pride Centre of Edmonton’s services and programs.

Please ask the Pride Centre of Edmonton information & referral specialists for more information about other ways to connect to local LGBTQ+ communities and services.

Safe Exit