Parents and Family Resources

Families in Transition Program – Ten Oaks Project
The Families in Transition Program is a 10-week group that meets once per week for 2 hours over zoom that provides parents with gender identity and trans issues, strategies for improving communication and connection with trans/gender questioning young people, and general support in parenting a trans/gender-questioning youth.

Shaping Parenthood Program – Ten Oaks Project
Shaping Parenthood will offer a space to talk, connect, share, and learn about a specific topic related to shaping 2SLGBTQ+ families. Unless otherwise specified, meetings are open to everyone and run from 7:00-9:00 PM. Locations will be posted on the Facebook event pages.

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is a midwife-led, community-based healthcare facility who encourages their clients to incorporate their cultural practices into their birthing plans and welcome and support all families.

Family Services Ottawa
The Around the Rainbow program provides education, counseling and support services to 2SLGBTQI+ families and individuals. Our objective is always to improve 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion in all environments.

Ontario Caregiver Organization
The Ontario Caregiver Organization has a list of resources on mental health and a variety of types of healthcare needs.

Around the Rainbow – Parent & Caregiver Peer Support Group
Free, monthly drop-in group for parents and caregivers of transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse children, youth and young adults.