Parenting and Family Resources, LGBT2SQ Communities

  • The LGBT2SQ Parenting and Family Resources Program at Sherbourne Health provides information, resources, and referrals for queer and trans folks looking to grow their families, LGBT2SQ families, and gender-expansive kids and youth. Our goal is to make access to information, programs, and services more readily available to all members of our diverse communities. We offer support in relation to:

    • Queer and trans family planning
    • Gender-affirming parenting
    • Social support programs
    • And much more…

    Whether you’re a member of the LGBT2SQ community or seeking information to support an LGBT2SQ friend or family member, we’re here to help! You can reach out to our Family Resource Worker for more information:

    Madison Banks (they/she)

    Family Resource Worker, LGBT2SQ Communities

    416.324.4100 x 3316

    familyresources@sherbourne.on.ca

    Upcoming Programming

    Queer/Trans Family Planning Course

    The Queer/Trans Family Planning Course is an 8-week online, closed-group course for LGBT2SQ folks interested in learning about options for growing their family in a community-oriented space. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the practical, emotional, social, and legal issues related to queer and trans family-making in the Ontario context. The course will provide an introductory overview of options for fertility and donors, surrogacy, permanency, adoption, fostering, and family through community, and explore topics such as family models, navigating legal and healthcare systems, family advocacy, and the transition to parenthood. The course will be offered 3 times a year, in the Winter, Spring and Fall. Limited spaces available.

    Upcoming Dates:

    January 6 to February 24, 2022

    Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

    Hosted on Zoom

    FREE

    To register, email familyresources@sherbourne.on.ca

    Queer/Trans Family Planning Workshop Series

    The Queer/Trans Family Planning workshop series is intended for LGBT2SQ folks who are interested in gaining a more in-depth understanding on specific topics related to queer and trans family planning. The workshops are intended to be taken either in tandem with the Queer/Trans Family Planning Course or as stand-alone workshops. The workshop series will be offered three times a year, in the Winter, Spring and Fall. Topics covered may vary.

    Upcoming Dates:

    February 2, 2022 – Fertility and Getting Pregnant

    February 9, 2022 – Using Donor Sperm and/or Eggs

    February 16, 2022 – Surrogacy

    February 23, 2022 – Adoption

    Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

    Hosted on Zoom

    FREE

    More details and information on how to register, available mid-January