Whether you’re a Do You Mind? participant, graduate, or are just checking the program out, there are a lot of additional resources developed for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people that you can rely on to get the information and support you need to live your best life. Below is a list of resources you might find helpful. If you know of a really great resource that’s not listed here, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.
YouthCO is an organization of youth leaders within the HIV and Hep C movements, and their staff, volunteers, and Board members are all youth! YouthCO’s mission is to reduce the impact of HIV and Hep C stigma on youth in British Columbia. Shared Leadership, Peer Education & Support, Harm Reduction and Community Engagement are the four main approaches to all of YouthCO.’s work
EMHC is a grassroots health organization in Edmonton run by and for queer and trans community members. EMHC offers a range of community health programming, including: community education, support, and capacity-building; provider training and professional development; and community-based research. EMHC also operates PrEPAlberta.ca, Alberta’s main online resources for PrEP education and access.
MAX is Ottawa's health connection for guys into guys. Max focuses on maximizing the health and wellness of gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit, queer, and other guys who are into guys, both cis and trans (GBT2Q). MAX offers individual, group, and community support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region and also works with the healthcare providers that serve them.
The Youth Project is a youth directed organization, with the mission to making Nova Scotia healthier, happier and safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, genderqueer, intersex and all other youth 25 and under. Youth Project provides a variety of programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, resource library, educational workshops, and social activities for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. Services offered by LGBT YouthLine include providing anonymous peer support and referrals; training youth to provide support to other youth; and providing resources so youth can make informed decisions about various aspects of their health.
Resist Stigma is a national initiative that engages young gay, bisexual, queer, Two-Spirit, and trans (GBQ2ST) men and health professionals in combatting stigma. Resist Stigma combats stigma through building knowledge, by providing educational opportunities, and by engaging young GBT2Q men in creating messages that resist stigma by sharing our stories. Resist Stigma includes a number of creative projects developed by and for GBT2Q youth.
The Sex You Want
Have you ever thought about the sex you want? Getting from here to there looks different for everyone. The site has lots of information to help you figure out how to have the sex you want, and to help you and your partners think through the decisions that can impact your health. While The Sex You Want was developed in Ontario, much of the information provided is transferrable to other parts of Canada.
CANFAR’s Educator Guides are developed by a community of experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and cover a range of topics including: Identity & Self Awareness, Healthy Relationships & Consent, HIV/AIDS Basics, and HIV Risk & Prevention. These guides include grade-appropriate activities and correspond to curricula across all Canadian provinces and territories.
CATIE is Canada’s primary source for HIV and HCV information. CATIE includes information surrounding a range of sexual health and substance use topics. CATIE offers online articles, print resources, and free online courses through “educatie”.
CBRC's core pillars - community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development - position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC’s library contains a range of useful resources for delivery partners including reports from Sex Now, Canada’s largest and longest running health study of GBT2Q men.
The Enchanté Network is an organization connecting and supporting 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities across Canada through providing resources, training, and peer to peer networking. Enchanté’s member organizations include everything from small, volunteer-driven 2Spirit and LGBTQ advocacy groups to large frontline service-oriented community centers, from coast to coast to coast. Enchanté can provide a useful network of like minded organizations for delivery partners looking to engage more partners in their programming.
Engage is a 5-year Canadian collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations on HIV and sexual health among gay, bi, and queer men, including trans men, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in Canada. Its three primary aims are to provide research evidence to inform HIV and STBBI prevention initiatives for Canadian gbMSM, build capacity for a pan-Canadian network on HIV and sexual health research for gbMSM, and integrate community engagement into all stages of the project to enhance community-researcher collaboration and bidirectional knowledge exchange. The Engage team offers a range of publications which can help delivery partners better understand the sexual health experiences of GBT2Q men in Canada.
The Trans PULSE Project (Ontario) was a community-based research (CBR) project that investigated the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada. Trans PULSE includes a range of resources which can help providers better understand the health and well-being of trans people living in Canada.
Trans Pulse Canada
The Trans PULSE Canada is a community-based survey of the health and well-being of trans and non-binary people in Canada. Similar to their previous work with the Trans Pulse Project (Ontario), this national project investigated various health impacts as well as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trans and non-biary people across the nation.
- Do You Mind? Infographic
- Do You Mind? Report: Findings on the Mental Health of Young GBT2Q men and Non-Binary People in Canada Executive Summary
- Do You Mind? Report: Findings on the Mental Health of Young GBT2Q men and Non-Binary People in Canada Full Report
- Webinar: Do You Mind? 2020-2021 Community-led Responses to 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health
- Webinar: Do You Mind? 2021-2022 Community-led Responses to 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health