Project Youth AFFIRM seeks to integrate identity affirmation with cognitive-behavioural interventions that are already known to work. This combined intervention is presented in the form of eight sessions targeted at LGBTTQQ2SA* youth and geared towards reducing risky sexual behaviour and depression.
AFFIRM is a eight module, manualized intervention. It is focused on reducing depression and improving coping and sexual self-efficacy for LGBTTQQ2SA* youth by providing them opportunities to develop identity cognition (self-awareness, identifying risk), mood (recognizing the link between thoughts and feelings), and behaviour (identifying strengths and ways of coping), as well as equipping them with the tools to manage and influence those factors by themselves.
Phone: (647) 465-4562
Ages Served: Youth and Adults, 13-29, 29+
Regions Served: All of Ontario, Halton, Hamilton, Toronto, York
Type of Service: Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Sexual Health
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Open to All Races, Toronto, Open to All Genders and Sexualities
Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Low Scent
ASL: Available upon request
Food: Meals provided
Transit Reimbursements: Both ways reimbursed
Other Access Info: Accessibility info varies by group site location. AFFIRM is offered across Ontario.