OUTSaskatoon routinely support parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBTQ2S youth. We have groups, counselling, peer support, print materials, and online resources to assist family members in understanding, accepting, and loving their LGBTQ2S family members.
Parents & Families
Are you a parent of an LGBTQ2S youth? Know of other parents who need support? We are all part of the Rainbow family.
Join us the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm for a social and support group for parents of LGBTQ2S youth. For more information contact Krystal, OUTSaskatoon's Support Services & Housing Manager, at [email protected]
Rainbow Families - Temporarily postponed
Rainbow Families is a social, supportive group for gender and sexually diverse families, family members, caregivers, youth, and support systems. This group gathers once a month, alternating between a more casual gathering and a themed party. If you are a trans parent or you have a trans child this group is a great monthly opportunity to meet other families like yours.
Counselling, Peer Support, and Psychiatry Services
OUTSaskatoon offers free peer support and short-term counselling services to the following groups:
- Individuals who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity
- Members of the LGBTQ2S community
- Parents, family, and friends of the LGBTQ2S community who need support and resources to foster supportive relationships with LGBTQ2S loved ones
Volunteers, practicum students, and OUTSaskatoon employees are available to chat with anyone who drops in and/or phones our centre. Peer supporters will listen, refer when necessary, and will provide information. We also offer a range of support & social groups that are peer led that we encourage you to attend.
We also offer psychiatry one day a week out of our space for individuals that are part of the LGBTQ2S community. In order to access these services you must receive a referral to see our psychiatrist, Dr. Dungavell. Referrals must be made through your family doctor.
OUTSaskatoon has the following resources made specifically for parents or that family members may enjoy: