We are here for you during COVID-19

Trans Health Clinic

Due to the protection measures in Primary Care for Covid-19, the trans health clinic has converted as many of our appointments as possible to be done by phone or personal video conference. Those who already have appointments booked in our clinic will be contacted regarding the plan for their appointments.

We will now be doing hormone starts with a modified in person assessment to minimize physical contact time with health care providers.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can email transhealth@centretownchc.org or call us at 613-233-4443 ex. 2245. Please allow staff one week to respond to inquiries by phone or e-mail.

Virtual Gender Journeys Support Group

The Gender Journeys group is ideal for those in the early stages of gender transition ages 17+. This group is ideal for those who would appreciate a group context in which to learn about and discuss gender, transition options, and well-being. You do not have to be on hormones to participate- it is open for those who are on hormones, pre hormones, or don’t want them at all.
If you would like to register for the summer 2021 group, please send an e-mail with your interest to transhealth@centretownchc.org.

LGBT2SQ+ Programs

Wednesday LGBT2SQ+ counselling service

As a result of new protection measures put in place because of COVID-19, the walk-in counselling clinic offered on Wednesdays from 12-6:30pm for the LGBT2SQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer) population will be offering a limited number of same-day “phone and video” appointments with a counsellor.
In-person counselling sessions are not being offered at this time.
To book a Wednesday same-day phone counselling appointment, please email us at lgbt2sqwednesday@centretownchc.org.

Counselling Connect

Quick access to a single session of counselling, by the LGBT2SQ+ community, for the LGBT2SQ+ community. The counsellors are trained professionals with experience offering affirming services to LGBT2SQ+ people. They help people to fully self-express and feel included. The counselling team, including Centretown CHC counsellors, can also help make connections to LGBT2SQ+ community groups and resources, gender transition services, and additional counselling and support services if needed. This service is currently offered in English only. Counselling Connect is planning to offer this service in French as soon as possible. To find out more go to : counselling connect.

LGBT2SQ – Steady in Stress Group

For LGBT2SQ+ adults 55+. The Covid has changed life and stress levels. Take some time every week to learn basic practices to support resilience. Together we will experiment with awareness, talk about our nervous systems, and try techniques that can support us to experience more moments of being ok. Call for more informations. Next group session dates are TBD. If interested please contact Janis 343-571-5071 or by email jdahl@centretownchc.org.

Sherelle (She/Her/Elle)

LGBTQ+ Newcomer Drop in presents Sherelle (She/Her/Elle).
Sherelle is a space for LGBTQ+ Women and Femme identified Newcomer and Immigrant (18+) folks.
Participants of this drop-in are provided a safer space for discussions on gender identity,  sexual orientation and fostering healthy relationships. Facilitated in English and French.
Every last Monday of the month
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
To register, call 343-571-5020 or by email sgarziz@centretownchc.org.

Constellations of Connections: 2SLGBTQ+ focused art therapy: Wednesdays, September 29—October 27, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Join our art therapy group to explore and honour your gender and sexual identity(ies), connect and collaborate with others through artmaking. No  previous art experience or special   materials are needed. Space is limited; intake and the ability to participate in all sessions are required.   To register: email Andrea at asteinwand@centretownchc.org or phone Janis at 343-571-507


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

Are you looking to stay well? 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.​


Trans Health Program

The Trans Health Program at Centretown Community Health Centre supports trans and gender diverse individuals ages 17 and up in Ottawa and the surrounding region. We offer hormone initiation, surgical referrals, counseling, and health system navigation. We know our clients may have questions about our services before coming to the clinic. We have put together the information below to help you learn about what our program has to offer:

Want to meet our team and find out more about our clinic before your first visit? Click on the video links below.
Our Clinic: https://youtu.be/ffu-Ii0aNu0
FAQ: https://youtu.be/m6P75XGUpzc

Please note that the videos were shot before Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have adapted our services to social distancing rules.

If you would like to contact our clinic please see listing below under “Services by Appointment”.

Stay tuned for updates!

Services by Schedule

Next Event: Mon, Jan 31 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The CCHC LGBTQ+ Newcomer Drop-in is a social support group that is designed to make connections in a positive, inclusive space, through community engaging and arts based programming.

The group meets through Zoom every Monday, 6pm to 7pm (except on holidays).

The drop-in welcomes newcomers to Canada who identify with being part of the LGBTQ+ community.

The staff facilitators of the group refer participants to resources related to immigration and community health.

The group discusses the intersectionality of being LGBTQ+ and a newcomer; shares knowledge and best practices about how to navigate systems as well as support; actively listens and respects each other’s stories and journeys. 

Light snacks and beverages are provided.

To participate, send an email to Sinda at sgarziz@centretownchc.org

Are you a member? Click here to access the portal.

View Event LGBTQ+ Newcomers Drop-In

Services by Appointment

Our program offers the following services to trans and gender diverse individuals from the Ottawa and surrounding region:

  • Hormone initiation
  • Surgical referrals/assessments
  • Counselling
  • Health System Navigation

If you would like to contact our program you can send an email to transhealth@centretownchc.org or call 613-233-4443 x 2245.

We accept self-referrals (email or call the number above) as well as third party referrals (fax 613-233-4541).

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 the Ottawa area

Sexual health testing and health promotion activities. Wellness programs, like yoga, are also offered. Drop in.

Weekly | Thursdays

4:00 — 6:00 pm

Program now offered at 179, Clarence Street. Call 613-234-4641 for more info.