Local Resources and Services available/ LGBTQ

Do you have some questions you want to ask? Do you have some concerns? Are you concerned by someone you know who does not receive proper support from school and family and who is maybe struggling with suicidal thoughts?

Do you need help or counseling or know people that need help?

At your High School:

At your High School contact your Youth Health Center. These services should be available during the school year.

In the Community:

You could also contact the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and the Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women (863-6221) on Thursdays.

There is also the Men’s Health Centre: open to all men and boys 12years and older for individual and family support (for drop-in or appointment (recommended).
Hours: Every Tuesday from 9 am - 4 pm. Located at 195 Main Street, Antigonish (in the Family Services location).

There is also the youth group Rainbow Warriors in Antigonish. (click Rainbow Warriors to go to their Facebook group page)

The Youth Project is provincial organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.(902-429-5429). This group provides a variety of programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops, social activities, and a food bank. Email address:

At St Francis Xavier University:

Human Rights and Equity Advisor: VACANT( (902-867-5306)

Chris Frazer ( (867- 5076) and Rachel Hurst ( (867- 4927) : LGBTQ Student Advisors at StFX; X-Pride is a LGBTQ and ally student society that offers support, social events, educational campaigns at StFX.


Web & Phone Resources:
“It Gets Better Canada” video
Healthlink Nova Scotia: dial 8-1-1

Kids Help Phone: Sexual orientation and gender identity
# 1-800-668-6868

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line #1-800-268-YOUTH
➢ Anonymous & Confidential, Instant Messenger:
➢ For young people 26 years of age and under

The Trevor Project:
➢ TrevorSpace is an online social network for LGBTQ youth #1-866-488-7386
PFLAG Canada provides support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends.
➢ Go to “Links to NPOs” (nonprofit organizations across Canada)
➢ Select “Gay & Lesbian (LGBT)”
Nova Scotia Cyberbulling Task Force
Egale Canada is Canada's LGBT human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice.

Hope this information could be helpful to you.