I was recently asked about healthcare supports for trans and non-binary people here in Nova Scotia. Launching our new website I wanted to ensure we moved everything over, including Nova Scotia provincial2SLGBTQIA+ healthcare support resources and helpful general health resources Canada and the US, with a Canadian focus on 2SLGBTQIA+ healthcare resources.
This is not a complete list. It is ever-evolving and changing. Please let us know if any great resources you find that we should add. Thanks for your support!
- IWK: accessing care for trans and gender expansive children under 18-years-old
- Navigating trans affirming healthcare
- Legal Transitioning support
- Social Transitioning support
- Pflag Truro has a monthly support and community meeting the first Wednesday of every month
- Pflag Halifax facilitates a monthly support group for parents and caregivers of trans and gender expansive children the first Monday of every month.
- Pflag Yarmouth
- The Red Door: Youth Health & Support Centre, Kentville, Nova Scotia
- Annapolis Valley Youth Project: An Annapolis Valley-based non-profit organization run by local volunteers to provide a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ youth and their allies to meet, share, and foster a community.
- Call 811 re: requesting/joining list for those awaiting a family practitioner or visit website here: https://ns.211.ca/services/nova-scotia-health-authority/need-a-family-practice-registry/
- Halifax Sexual Health Centre: https://hshc.ca/
- South Shore Sexual Health Centre
- Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre
- Sherbourne’s Guidelines for gender-affirming primary care with trans and non-binary patients
- The Trevor Project: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People
- Elderberries: Nova Scotia connection for Senior 2SLGBTQIA+ community
- GSA Clubs: MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning, Dartmouth, NS
- The Youth Project Halifax and The Youth Project Cape Breton
- Youth Line: Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
- Halifax Sexual Health
- South House: The South House is a gender-inclusive, non-judgemental, harm reductionist, anti-oppressive safer space for all students, staff and faculty of the Dalhousie and King’s community, as well as non-students and the general Halifax community.
- Sex and U: SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians.
- Cancer’s Margin: The Cancer’s Margins research team uses a community-and-arts based approach to exploring sexual and gender diversity, and experiences of cancer health, support and care.
- Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance: An informal group of Wabanaki Two-Spirits and Allies.
- NSRAP: The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equity, justice, and human rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Nova Scotia.
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