LGBTQ+ & Trans Health Program

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer & Questioning

Are you looking to stay well? Get better? Meet others in the LGBTQ+ communities?

Check out our free programs. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more.

CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs as needed.​

Services by Schedule

Next Event Thursday 22 November, 17:00

For everyone in the Ottawa area

A sexual health clinic for gay men and guys into guys. Sexual health testing and health promotion activities. Wellness programs, like yoga, are also offered. Drop in.

Weekly | Thursdays
5:00 — 8:00 pm

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Next Event Monday 10 December, 17:30

Support for LGBTQ Newcomers and asylum seekers.  Discuss immigration, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity.  In English, French & Arabic. Drop-in. Ages 18 +.

Mondays | September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10

5:30 PM — 7:30 pm

395 Somerset Street, Unit 105

English│Arabic: 613-233-4443 ext. 2125

French: 613-233-4443 ext. 2171


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Services by Appointment

***** Program update, October 2018****

Please note that the LGBTQ+ Youth Program and Services will be undergoing a program evaluation and as such referrals to the LGBTQ+  Youth Program will close on October 15th, 2018.

For everyone in the Ottawa area

Support and counselling for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12 to 25 and their families. Focus on exploring sexual orientation, gender identity and building resilience.
10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Make an appointment: 613-233-4443 x 2171  

For everyone in the Champlain LHIN

**** Ottawa CHC Trans Health Program Update ****

The Champlain LHIN has reviewed the recommendations that were made by the Regional Planning Table for Culturally Safe Primary Health, Mental Health and Community Based Service Delivery for Trans, Two-Spirit, Intersex and Gender Diverse Communities in the Champlain Region  (Access the full report here) and as such will continue to provide interim funding for the CCHC based trans health clinic  from now until March 2019.  


Please see the program and contact information below.

The service model for the Ottawa CHC Trans Health Program (18+) has been revised in order to better serve the trans community. As of November 10th 2016 individuals on our current wait list and individuals who call our central referral number will be offered a 60-90 minute intake meeting with a counsellor to explore gender transition goals, service needs and options. Individuals will no longer be required to complete a 4-6 session hormone readiness assessment with a counsellor.

During the intake meeting with a counsellor, the following options and service pathways will be discussed:

  • Referral to a medical provider for hormone therapy
  • Connection to transition supports
  • Referral to counselling supports if needed
  • Assistance in linking to a primary care provider if needed

Due to high service demands and long wait times, Centretown CHC will be reallocating funds temporarily in order to offer a Trans Health Clinic that will do hormone starts. The clinic will run one half day a week from December 2016 to the end of June 2017.  With the addition of this clinic and changes to our program model we hope to support individuals in accessing the services they need more quickly.

For more information on our program change or to make a request for service, please call our Ottawa CHC Trans Health Program Central Referral line: 613-233-4443 x 2109.

Questions? Find answers here: FAQ.

***** Program update, October 2018****

Please note that the Trans Health Youth Program and Services will be undergoing a program evaluation and as such referrals to the Trans Health Youth Program will close on October 15th, 2018

For everyone in the Champlain LHIN

Youth counsellors from Centretown CHC and Carlington CHC provide Trans Health Youth Services to youth ages 17 & 18 and their families. Services include gender exploration, Hormone readiness assessment, navigation and referral to medical providers for hormone therapy, and transition support.

A youth approach recognizes that gender transition occurs in the context of other significant changes in a young person’s life such as changes in family, education, and social life. Trans Health Youth Services may include the involvement of family members, and significant members of the young person’s support network or community in order to support the young person to reach their gender transition goals.

Ottawa CHC Trans Health Program Central Referral line: 613-233-4443 x 2109

Questions? Find answers here: FAQ.

For everyone in the Ottawa area.

A group of seniors committed to creating safe LGBTQ-friendly services and residential environments for LGBTQ+ seniors and a connected queer community. Activities include social and educational programming. In English and French.

More information: 613-233-4443 x 2194

In partnership with The Good Companions

A social activity for adults ages 55+ in the LGBTQ+ community.

For information: 613-233-4443 x 2194

For everyone in the Ottawa area

Our counsellor works to raise the capacity of mental health service agencies to provide inclusive care related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Workshops available upon request.

For everyone in Ottawa

Find out about the programs and services available in Ottawa for LGBTQ+ youths and their families.

Download The Ottawa Resource List for LGBTQ+ Youth.