The Gilbert Centre provides social and support services to empower, promote health, and celebrate the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the individuals and families from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) communities of Simcoe Muskoka.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) is a safe(r) space for folks wishing to connect with queer and trans community, and we provide support for Carleton students and the broader Ottawa community alike! We provide peer support, referrals to community resources, educational workshops, free events, and material resources: Menstrual supplies, safe(r) sex supplies, and access to over 1000 books in our queer library! The GSRC is operating virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our drop-in social space on Carleton University's campus is temporarily closed for the health and safety of our community.
A group for LGBTQ+ youth aged 12-25 every third Monday of the month from 4-5:30pm. Every week looks different from the next. Some weeks we play games, other weeks we do arts and crafts, watch movies, or sit and talk about our weeks.
Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, two-spirit, queer or questioning, YOU ARE WELCOME! There is no need to call ahead. Just drop in and hang out!
Formerly AIDS Committee of Windsor
We are an AIDS Service Organization that services people living with, at risk of or affected by HIV/AIDS. We offer client services, harm reduction, youth programming, ACB, GBMSM, and Women centric programs.
Come hang out in our Discord servers for 2SLGBTQ youth aged 12-17 or 18-25 and chat throughout the week, or attend virtual hangouts on the second and fourth Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome, but groups are geared towards youth in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.
A grassroots, Indigenous youth led organization in cooperation with a network of intergenerational relatives that works across issues around reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the US and Canada.
LGBTOUT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Trans People of the University of Toronto) is an organization of student volunteers dedicated to providing resources, peer support, and programming for LGBTQ2SA students at the University of Toronto.
We are a community-based organization made up of dedicated, caring, committed individuals. Staff and volunteers alike provide support, education, and advocacy in a safe and confidential environment for HIV-positive individuals, their families, and their friends.
In 1987, we started the AIDS Committee of Niagara. We were an advisory committee to the Niagara Regional Public Health Service’s AIDS Program. We evolved from a committee to a not-for-profit, community-based AIDS service organization (ASO).
StreetWorks offers Consumption & Treatments Services (CTS). This is a safe place to get information about how to be safe, get connected, and use their substances supervised by harm reduction staff. Paramedics are also onsite to provide immediate intervention in the event of an overdose.
Individuals can come to our CTS for more than just supervised consumption. We also offer naloxone training, basic wound care and referrals to social programming and treatment. We can provide T packs for testosterone injection upon request.
Weekly Wednesday drop in from 2-5pm
office hours Monday - Friday 10-5pm harm reduction pick up
informal counselling, referrals and harm reduction supplies
1-3rd Friday Indigenous drop in 3-5pm (indigenous only participants)
2nd Tuesday of the month 3-4pm Trans/Non binary group
2nd Tuesday of the month 6-8pm Mens sexwork drop in
All are programs are for person in the sex industry
GRCGED is an intersectional feminist group and community space dedicated to fighting oppression and promoting diversity through education, advocacy, activism, resource provision, skill-building, outreach and community-building on campus and in the region. Thank you for supporting our vision for a more just and equitable world.
Youth can anonymously and confidentially talk to a trained counselor over the phone or through live chat. Also, Resources Around Me database allows youth to search for resources in their community like Counselling and Mental Health Support, Sexual Health Support, Housing Support, Legal Support, Job Help, and more. Also provides crisis support.
THIS SERVICE IS NON QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario. THIS IS ALSO A CRISIS RESOURCE.
One Voice is a collective in Durham Region created to meet the health and social service gaps experienced by Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC) aged 13 to 29
A support group for HIV positive youth ages 13-29 to connect with other youths in their areas that’s living with HIV.
Free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario. Anyone living with HIV can contact us for free legal advice. HALCO is also active in public legal education, community development and law reform activities.
ACAS’ Youth Program strives to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate education and outreach to East and Southeast Asian youths, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTTQQ),curious or undecided youth, across Toronto. All our activities are based on a non-judgmental peer education approach.Queer Asian Youth (QAY) is an initiative of the ACAS Youth Program that has been providing social spaces, capacity development, and peer support for LGBTTQQ, curious and undecided East and Southeast Asian youths and their friends since 2000.
PrideWestern is a University Students' Council service dedicated to the gender and sexually diverse community on campus at Western University.
SACHA supports survivors of sexual assault while working to end violence in our community.
SACHA's Programs are:
24 Hour Support Line
Counselling and Advocacy
Diverse Communities Outreach
THIS SERVICE IS NON-QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
We provide testing for STIs including throat and rectal swabs, as well as, HIV rapid testing. We refer for PREP and PEP treatment. We work closely with 2SLGBTQ youth groups. We work closely with HARS Kingston.
Counselling is for men 18 and older on an individual basis. Appointments can be booked over the phone or by email. Counselling is confidential and free. We can also do hospital, police, and court accompaniments.
Counselling is for women 14+ individually. There’s a young women’s program for ages 14-18, and an adult women’s program for those 18+. Appointments can be booked over the phone or by email. Counselling is confidential and free. We can also do hospital, police, and court accompaniments.
Taylor the Turtle
Taylor the Turtle is a sexual abuse prevention program for children. It teaches them their rights surrounding their bodies and how to handle situations when they do not feel safe. Taylor the Turtle is a program that can be run by staff. It consists of a presentation and a workshop.
Confidential, Anonymous, non judgemental listening to worried, troubled, isolated, lonely and suicidal callers. Phone line answered by trained volunteers. This is a telephone resource for people who are distressed or in crisis.
QueerEvents.ca is a central portal for all LGBT2Q+ events, resources and opportunities across Southwestern Ontario. Our programing and initiatives aim to provide safe and inclusive spaces specifically for the queer community which include House of Anansi, Queer Prom for Youth, Queer Family Playtime and much more.
THIS SERVICE IS NON QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
We provide one on one counselling, client advocacy and groups for victims/survivors of Sexual Violence free of charge to anyone 14 yrs. & over.
We also have a 24 hour Crisis Line: 807-344-4502
OK2BME is a set of free, supportive services for 2SLGBTQIA+ identified children, teens and their families in Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of three unique areas including confidential counselling services, an OK2BME Youth Group for individuals 12-18 as well as public education, consulting and training around 2SLGBTQIA+ issues.
speqtrum hamilton is a youth organization providing peer support and community building opportunities for queer, trans, and two-spirit young people 17-29.
Salaam Canada is a volunteer-run national organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans.
Salaam (Toronto Chapter) holds a monthly discussion group at the 519 Church Street Community Centre.
This group has a drop-in model and primarily focuses on discussions related to coming out, sexuality, spirituality, and religion and offers social support to its attendees. Some months, social events are held instead of support group discussions at the 519.
Salaam offers one-on-one peer support to those who contact the group nationally. In-person or online peer support requests can be arranged based on volunteer availability and capacity. Peer support means having supportive conversations, sharing experiences, and learning information about resources with a Salaam volunteer. This is often the first point of contact for many people who later access Salaam’s services
-A program for young people living with and affected by HIV led by young people living with HIV. Our goal is to help you obtain a happier, healthier life where you're engaged and active with your peers and community.
-We also offer the Poz Allies program which is an 8-week educational-based support group for HIV negative people who are friends, family, partners, front line workers, or allies of the HIV community.
Canadian Parents of Trans & Gender Diverse Kids is a support group for parents and guardians of gender diverse children, youth, and adults, including those who are two-spirit, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, gender fluid, gender creative, or gender-questioning!
Parents canadiens d'enfants trans est d'un groupe d'entraide pour les parents/les tuteurs d'enfants, de jeunes, et d'adultes de divers genres: bispirituels, transgenres, non-binaires, créatifs dans le genre, ou qui se questionnent sur le genre.
This group is focused on non-judgemental support and information sharing. This is a 'secret' group, which means that membership is completely secret - only other members know who is part of this group, and only members can see what is posted. In order to maintain a safe place for everyone, members are asked to keep confidential any identifying details, including photos, shared in this group.
Il s'agit d'un group d'entraide et de l'échange d' information. Il s'agit un groupe secret, ce qui veut dire que le droit de voir la liste des membres et les publications de ce groupe est limité aux membres. Les responsables de ce groupe vérifieront les identités des membres. Au but de garder la sécurité du groupe, on prie aux membres de maintenir la confidentialité des détails personnels, y compris les photos, partagées dans ce groupe.
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.