local support & Additional resources

As a person that appreciates additional resources, but sometimes struggles to locate them, I understand the difficulty in accessing potentially helpful information. On this page you will find a list of local supports and resources, as well as additional readings, videos, blogs, etc. for a variety of topics. Keep in mind that some of these resources may be more accessible than others - I will do my best to update it frequently. 

*Some topics may not be included (yet) as resources are sometimes a challenge to find. If you know of a topic that can be useful to have here, I encourage / invite you to let me know. It is my goal to be inclusive. 




Phone Lines:

  • 1-800-YORKLGBT - An anonymous, confidential, and free information and support service for residents of York Region

  • 1-800-268-YOUTH ; http://www.youthline.ca/ - Free service for up to age 26 - Open Sundays-Fridays from 4pm-9:30pm

  • 877-330-6366 ; http://www.translifeline.org/ - Dedicated to the wellbeing of trans people. Running a hotline staffed by trans people FOR trans people. Volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community may have.


  • TeenLine: Helpline for teens, by teens. Excellent resource for LGBTQ+ folk, advocates, allies, families and friends, working professionals, etc. Brief documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIDKLt0cj-c

  • "In this film, we follow the lives of four transgender children to discover what it is like to realize that you were born in the wrong body. The video shows how children change their apparent gender and how families cope with having a transgender child.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV8b8hsQups

Other Reads:


Emotional & Sexual Abuse


Abuse & violence




emotion regulation


OCD - Obsessive compulsive disorder

addiction | Alcohol | Substance Abuse


illness & disability



  • Kaufman, M., Silverberg, C., Odette, F., & Smyth, F. (2007). The ultimate guide to sex and disability: For all of us who live with disabilities, chronic pain, and illness. San Francisco, California: Cleis Press.

  • Lorde, A. (1997). The cancer journals: Special edition. San Francisco: Aunt Lute.

  • Clare, E. (2017). Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with cure. Duke University Press.



suicide prevention







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