LGBTQ+ is an acronym that encapsulates essentially anyone that does not identify as a heterosexual, cisgendered person. A stats Canada study shows that 4-10% of all Canadian youth identify within the LGBTQ+ community, meaning that roughly 1 in 10 students are more susceptible to higher rates of mental health issues, substance abuse, and suicide (which […]


Introduction Goldberg E, Smith JZ. Stigma, social context, and mental health: Lesbian and gay couples across the transition to adoptive parenthood. Journal of Counselling Psychology. 2011; 58(1):139-150. Payne & Smith (2011). The Reduction of Stigma in Schools: A New Professional Development Model for Empowering Educators to Support LGBTQ  Students, Journal of LGBT Youth, 8 (2), 1-28. History Chambers, […]