Resources

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Aim2Be

Aim to be better – together.
One small step at a time, you and your family will level up and discover tiny habits that will make you happier and healthier.”

One app for parents, one for kids 10+. An app to help families live healthier.

  • Be healthy eaters
    • Discover proven strategies to help you be a mindful, healthy eater.
  • Be active
    • Energize your mind & body by uncovering everyday strategies to move more.
  • Be mindful of screen time & sleep habits
    • Find out how screens & sleep impact your mood & your health.
  • Be positive
    • Love yourself, love your body. Learn habits that boost your confidence.

Developed by the Childhood Obesity Foundation with funding, in part, from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Health Information

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada. NYSHN is lead by and for Indigenous youth 30 years of age and under. In addition to our staff, NYSHN is advised by 3 Youth Councils: the National Indigenous Young Women’s Council (NIYWC), the National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NIYCHA), and the National Native American Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NNYC-HIV).

Their website includes resources for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, including those who are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Website: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/

Mental health and addiction services for Indigenous individuals and families

A resource prepared by the Government of Ontario.

Website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/mental-health-and-addiction-services-indigenous-individuals-and-families

Mental health and wellness in First Nations and Inuit communities

A resource prepared by the Government of Canada.

Website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576089278958/1576089333975

The Firelight Group: Mental Health Resources for Indigenous Peoples

The Firelight Group is a group founded with the aim of providing services specifically tailored to supporting the rights and interests of Indigenous and local communities in Canada and beyond. Firelight is 65% First Nation owned. They have assembled a list of mental health resources on their website:

Website: https://firelight.ca/2021/01/28/indigenous-mental-health/

A Guide to Suicide Prevention for Two-Spirited People

PDF: http://www.algomamodel.ca/uploaded/LGBT/Students/2012_04_%20Guidebook_twospiritSuicide_Prevention.pdf

Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities.

Patients can use the service directory to find health care providers and related services that are committed to a supportive environment. Their website also provides up to date information on resources, as well as the latest research and government policy.

“RHO offers training for healthcare providers across the province to feel more clinically and culturally competent in caring for their LGBT2SQ service users. RHO also supports system change by producing evidence-based print and web resources, contributing an LGBT2SQ health perspective to public policy processes, acting as a research catalyst and hosting Canada’s largest LGBT2SQ health conference.”

Rainbow Health Ontario

Website: https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/

TG Innerselves

Northern Ontario’s Transgender Support Site

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tginnerselves/

Website (not updated often): http://www.tginnerselves.com/

The Algoma Model: Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

Website: http://www.algomamodel.ca/content.php?ID=35

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

Website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/LGBT2SQ/guide-2018/relevantorganizations.aspx

A Guide to Suicide Prevention for Two-Spirited People

PDF: http://www.algomamodel.ca/uploaded/LGBT/Students/2012_04_%20Guidebook_twospiritSuicide_Prevention.pdf

Local Pride Organizations

Government Sources