Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

Supporting Our Youth (SOY), a program of Sherbourne Health, is a set of health promotion services and programming centered on supporting the health and wellbeing goals established by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized and newcomers to Canada.

We support your goals, strengths, resourcefulness and success through a range of programs. We have a range of drop-in and community groups and events, including Black Queer Youth, Trans Fusion Crew, Express for Newcomers, and Intersections, which includes programming focused around art and health. We occasionally also have openings in our Internal Housing program, if you are in need of housing.

As part of our Goal Planning Service, we provide one-on-one support. Guided by your goals, we work with you to restore, maintain and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

We have five Youth Resource Workers/YRWs in our Goal Planning Service/GPS, each with a different focus:

YRW - Black Queer Youth
YRW - Newcomer & Refugee Youth
YRW - Trans & Non-Binary Youth
YRW - Internal Housing Program
YRW - Youth In Transition (youth who are or were involved in the Child Welfare System)

We also have Mentorship programming. SOY Connect matches a LGBTQ+ mentee with an adult mentor in the community. For more info you can contact Verlia Stephens vstephens@sherbourne.on.ca

Melanin Linx connects LGBTQ+ Black youth, with a Black, LGBTQ+ mentor. You can search the database for more info, or contact Afi Browne abrowne@sherbourne.ca

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C5
Phone: 416-324-5077
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Ages Served: 14-29
Fees: Free
Hours: Learn More & Access our Services Drop by our Intake Office: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 11 am–5 pm Tuesdays: 1–7 pm Sherbourne Health Room 2070 • 333 Sherbourne St., Toronto Reach us directly: 416.324.5077 • soy@sherbourne.on.ca Check out our website: soytoronto.org
Languages: English
Regions Served: Toronto
Type of Service: Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support
Communities Served: Open to All Genders, Open to All Sexualities, Open to All Races, Toronto

Access

Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
ASL: Available upon request
Childcare: N/A
Food: Meals provided, Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: Both ways reimbursed
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info: Meals are provided at all drop-in and group programming. Transit reimbursement/tokens available within the GTA (if travelling from outside GTA transit won't be covered)