About Us

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program of Sherbourne Health that works to promote the health of Ontario’s LGBT2SQ communities and improve their access to services. RHO creates resources, provides information and consultation services, delivers education and training, and supports research to develop evidence-based practice and informed public policy.

RHO works to improve health outcomes for LGBT2SQ communities across the province by:

  • Providing training to service providers about LGBT2SQ health
  • Providing trans specific training, weekly mentorship calls and consultations through our Trans Health Connection program
  • Sharing information and resources
  • Encouraging, promoting and sharing research
  • Consulting on public policy issues
  • Providing consultations to organizations across the province to develop their capacity
  • Host Canada’s largest LGBT2SQ health conference
  • LGBT2SQ affirming service providers directory
  • RHO is a program of Sherbourne Health, a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness. As an urban health agency in downtown Toronto, Sherbourne provides holistic primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and outreach and social supports. Sherbourne’s doors are open to everyone, with a focus on the LGBT2SQ community, homeless and under-housed people and newcomers to Canada, whose complex needs are often not met by traditional health care. Sherbourne combines high quality clinical care with responsive, culturally appropriate community development programs that bring low-barrier services to people in the surrounding communities who need it most.