Family Resilience Project

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Family Resilience Project | Free counselling services

Family Resilience Project

Through a partnership with the University of Alberta’s Counselling and Clinical Services, the Family Resilience Project offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families.

Please call 780-492-5205 and ask for the “Family Resilience Project” to make an appointment.

The Family Resilience Project is supported by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies, U of A Health and Wellness Services, City of Edmonton, United Way, and the Ministry of Human Services.

Program questions may be directed to families@ualberta.ca


Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area

Community Agency Roundtable Report

We are pleased to share this final report, which is based on consultations held with community agencies and groups in Edmonton and area.

The purpose of these consultations were to:

  1. Examine the issues facing LGBTQ youth in Edmonton and area.
  2. Share work currently being done by agencies to support LGBTQ youth.
  3. Identify gaps, absences, and needs to better support LGBTQ youth.
  4. Develop and share recommendations.

Recommended report citation:

Wells, K., & de Vos, P. (2017). Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area. Edmonton, AB: Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Human Services, City of Edmonton (FCSS), United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services for supporting these consultations and making this report possible. We hope you will find the report of interest and value to your work.

Lastly, a special thank you to all the individuals and agencies who participated in our consultations. We hope the report has captured the intent and spirit of our collective discussions.

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