Older 2SLBGTQI+ Resources: Canada
50 Proud, Windsor Pride
50 Proud has been instrumental in providing Diversity Training within Windsor, producing a book called "Out and Aging" and a play and subsequent video called "Our Stories", and developing criteria for Safe Places.
Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE)
Egale Canada is our national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice.
New Horizons is a unique multi-agency program that connects older 2S-LGBTQ+ adults across central and northern Ontario. Virtual programming is offered weekly, including social/support groups, movie nights, bingo nights, educational webinars and more! Their team is committed to community building, inclusion across identities, and the creation of spaces where all people on the 2S-LGBTQ+ spectrum feel welcome, heard, and honoured.
Ottawa Senior Pride Network
The Ottawa Senior Pride Network (OSPN) was formed in 2008 and has two major components: an Agency Group and an LGBT Community Group.
The Agency Group is made up of professional service providers, representatives of LGBT community groups, and LGBT community members who are 50 years of age. The goal is to encourage/advocate for LGBT-positive spaces and cultural competence within organizations serving seniors such as residential care facilities, service agencies, palliative care services, and homecare agencies.
The LGBT Community Group meets regularly to look at ways to build a strong, proud LGBT seniors community in Ottawa. Currently, the group has three committees: Social Spaces, Seniors Helping Seniors and End of Life Care Choices.
Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG)
PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that helps all Canadians who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
QMUNITY, BC's queer resource centre, offers older LGBT programming through QMUNITY Generations. QMUNITY Generations reflects an exciting and innovative approach to age specific service delivery, education, and community development, and offers older adults educational workshops, social activities, and support/discussion groups.
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ Health Equity
Best Practice Guideline
The Best Practice Guideline provides evidence-based recommendations to improve access to care and health equity for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and additional (2SLGBTQI+) people. In addition, learn inclusive and affirming practice, organization and education recommendations to improve access and health equity for 2SLGBTQI+ communities.