LGBTQ Parenting Network
Connect with your community
The LGBTQ Parenting Network is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre.
We support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parenting through research, training, resources and community development.
We collaborate in community-based research projects. These projects arise out of a need identified by our communities, which informs research on a specific topic.
Our resources are informed by this research and the experiences of LGBTQ parents and their children.
The LGBTQ Parenting Network offers educational workshops, trainings, lectures and consultations on LGBTQ parenting. We assist organizations to improve accessibility and quality of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parents and their children in Ontario.
All of our work promotes public awareness of LGBTQ parenting, and celebrates the diversity of families in Canada.
- Professional Development
- Workshops, trainings and consultations for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, social work, midwifery, education, public health and related fields.
- Academic Presentations
- Guest lectures to students in sociology, education, gender and sexuality studies, family studies and related field.
- Workshops for LGBTQ Parents & Prospective Parents
- Workshops are developed to meet the needs and interests of participants and can explore practical, emotional, social, and legal parenting issues. Our most popular program are the LGBTQ Family Planning Courses, which are offered in partnership with The 519.