Gender-Based Discrimination

CFS GE commits to working with all parents on a level playing field – regardless of gender. Safety for all is the primary concern, with that of the children first and foremost.  Whether you are a mom, a dad, in a traditional or same sex relationship does not matter. Our goal is to find pathways to healthy parenting and outcomes for children and families.

Please read our Statement of Public Commitment 2SLGBTQIA+   issued 2023-05-16 in support of PRIDE flags and other important symbols that matter.

Signal for HelpHelpful Resources re. Gender Based Discrimination and Violence:

LGBTQ2s+Resources and Supports Available for LGBTQ2S+ Community:

With many thanks to “The Bridge Brant”

LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Resources

The Trevor Project
Text START to 678678

The National Center for Transgender Equality

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory

Trans Lifeline

The Q Card

LGBT National Help Center




SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline

LGBT National Youth Talkline

It Gets Better Project

Learning Materials for Adults

Seeking Support: Challenges that Trans Youth Face with Kieran Duby – “She Is Your Neighbour”

  • For more than 20 years, Kieran Duby has worked as a Children’s Services Worker at Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County. In this episode, he talks about the challenges that transgender youth face when seeking support for domestic violence. Kieran also shares his perspective as a trans man and explains why it’s so important for young people to have positive LGBTQ2S+ role models. Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR. Learn more at  Listen on Apple Podcasts:

Domestic Violence

Black LGBT2SQ+ Literature

  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  • Unapologetic by Charlene Carruthers:  A Black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movements
  • Other Side Paradise by Staceyann Chin
  • Zami: A new spelling of my name by Audre Lorde
  • The Summer We Got Free by Mia Mckenzie
  • No Ashes In The Fire by Darnell L. Moore
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down by Brontez Purnell
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Queer Returns by Rinaldo Walcott (*Canadian content*)

Black Feminist Literature

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black feminist discovers her superpower, by Brittney Cooper
  • Women Race Class by Angela Davis
  • Aint I a Woman: Black women and feminism by Bell Hooks
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker