Homophobia and transphobia
If you are a victim or witness of a homophobic or transphobic act, you can first talk to people who are likely to advise you or offer help.
Interligne (previously known as Gai Écoute) is a free, confidential telephone hotline offering assistance and guidance. The organization also offers e-mail assistance, chat sessions and a list of on-line resources. It has set up the Alix platform , which can be used by victims or witnesses of homophobia to file an anonymous, confidential report on-line. Interligne has also established a telephone hotline offering legal assistance for gender and sexual diversity individuals.
Projet 10 offers a telephone hotline, individual intervention sessions and discussion groups for LGBTQ people aged 14 to 25.
Contact Projet 10
AlterHéros offers Internet-based assistance and support. Its website, Parles-en aux experts, helps demystify sexual orientation and gender identity.
Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ)
ATQ provides counselling and assistance via telephone and e-mail, as well as support for transsexual individuals.
7 days a week
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Alliance arc-en-ciel de Québec
Alliance arc-en-ciel de Québec defends the individual and collective rights of sex and gender diversity individuals in the Québec City region through support, education, mobilization, cooperation and representation.
Contact Alliance arc-en-ciel de Québec
LGBT+ Family Coalition
The Coalition lobbies for legal and social recognition for LGBT families, and offers social activities and workshops for LGBT individuals planning parenthood. The organization's main objective is to make youth and family workers more aware of homophobia and transphobia.
Contact the LGBT+ Family Coalition
Conseil québécois LGBT
The Conseil québécois LGBT is the leading organization for the defence of LGBT rights in Québec. It speaks for the community and is the government's point of contact for questions concerning the wellbeing and living conditions of LGBT individuals.
Contact the Conseil québécois LGBT
Fondation Émergence implements information and awareness-raising campaigns to promote the wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals and their rights.
Québec Lesbian Network
The Québec Lesbian Network defends lesbian rights and culture, speaking for and acting as the point of contact for political and social decision-makers concerning the life quality and living conditions of lesbians and the lesbian community.
Coalition d’aide à la diversité sexuelle de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
The Coalition provides awareness-raising and myth-busting services about homosexuality, mainly for young peoples aged 14 to 35 and their parents. Its website lists information and resources available in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
Contact the Coalition d’aide à la diversité sexuelle de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Coalition of LGBTQ+ Youth Groups
The Coalition of LGBTQ+ Youth Groups is a forum for dialogue between organizations that provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth. Its mission is to raise public awareness about the challenges these young people face, create environments conducive to their development and defend their rights.
Filing a complaint
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
The Commission’s mission is to promote and uphold the rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Youth Protection Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Commission also oversees the application of the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies.
Contact the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
The CNESST has been given responsibility by the Québec government for promoting employment rights and obligations and ensuring compliance by workers and employers in Québec. For this purpose, it supports fair and balanced conditions of employment, ensures that pay equity is established and maintained, ensures that employers take responsibility for workplace health and safety, compensates industrial accident victims, and oversees victim rehabilitation.
Contact the CNESST
Last update: August 31, 2023