Ace and Aro Space, Kind Space

Join us for thoughtful discussions and recreational activities centring Ace/Aro folks in the Ottawa Community every 3rd Saturday of each month at 2PM! This in-person group is open to anyone who identifies under the asexual or aromantic umbrellas (including grey, demi, quoi, alloaro, etc). So even if you are new to the community, or have been waiting to meet and chill with other Ace/Aro folks for a while, this space is open for you. Each month we will have a loose theme or event to bring us together, so stay tuned to social media! This group is for those ages 18+.

400 Cooper St, suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
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Ages Served: 18 and over
Fees: Free
Hours: 3rd Saturday of the month, 2-4 pm
Languages: English
Regions Served: Ottawa
Type of Service: Drop-in/Support Group
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Asexual/ Aromantic, Open to All Races


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
Childcare: Unsure
Food: Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: No
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info:
- Attending groups are free.
- Registration is required per our COVID-19 protocols.
- Attending events are free or sliding-scale, with pay-it-forward options for community.
- Services to community members are free.
- Workshops and speaking requests are available on a sliding scale.

- Accessible by public transit, on paid street parking in front of the building (subject to availability).
- Open concept space. Open kitchen, lounge, and library. Two meeting rooms. A quiet room. 2 staff offices.
- Gendered, stalled washrooms and an accessible, all-gender washroom that is shared with other building tenants
- Kitchen space with full fridge, microwave, and dishwasher.
- Hardwood floors, no carpet.
- Automatic doors, activated by a button.
- Building doors lock at 6 pm on weeknights and those coming to the space will need to call to be let in. We are working on getting a buzzer system installed.

- Low/no-scent space
- Large windows with natural light
- Fluorescent overhead lighting
- During the day there is low to moderate sound, during the evening there is increased sound including music and laughter
- Dogs are welcome in the space. There is a pug, Pogo, that visits on a part-time but consistent basis. Service and trauma dogs are sometimes in attendance at groups or events. We will let people know when Pogo is onsite and do our best to inform people in advance if we know there will be dogs onsite.

- Currently, Kind Space is primarily English-speaking but has several volunteers that speak various languages.

- Most of our resource material is available in English. We are preparing to have materials available in French and arabic.
- We are also looking for volunteer and contract translators (written and oral). Please email

- We’re looking to build our resource of people who can offer interpretation services on a voluntary or contract basis. Please email