Queerios (Kanata), WOCRC

Queerios is a drop in program for all youth 12-18 who identify as LGBTQ+, run entirely by LGBTQ+ staff. We focus on social activities, positive mental health, skill-building, and connecting youth to resources. Activities include art, sports, and games, as well as snacks, a full dinner, and dessert.

170 Castlefrank Rd
Ottawa, ON K2L 2K6
Phone: 613-591-3686
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Ages Served: 12-17
Fees: free
Hours: Queerios runs Thursdays from 5-8pm
Languages: English
Regions Served: Ottawa
Type of Service: Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Open to All Races, 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: Scent-free
Childcare: No
Food: Meals provided, Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: Reimbursements available upon request
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info:
We can accommodate most dietary needs - there is always a vegetarian option for every meal. Gluten free and vegan will be accommodated, but may be served a different meal than everyone else (IE if tonight's dinner is perogies with cookies for dessert, a gluten free person may be served chili and a gluten free dessert).

Our main space is a single large room and can get overstimulating for those who prefer low stimulation environments. We provide spaces for those who get overstimulated to take a break, but in general our drop in can be high sensory input.