LGBT YouthLine's referral database is for in-person and/or location-based organizations, collectives, and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario.
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The Positive Space Network LGBTQ+ Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a youth-driven leadership committee made up of LGBTQ+ identified and allied youth ages of 13-25 from across Halton Region. Youth in this committee gain volunteer hours for their time and opportunities to make friends and find community with other LGTBQ+ identified and allied youth, volunteer opportunities, work experience hours, and/or high school volunteer hours. As well as opportunities to develop tons of facilitation, mentorship, team work, leadership, communication skills and opportunities to find out about local resources and meet people from other youth services in Halton
The Triangle Program hosts wonderful LGBTQ2+ youth who are in need of a smaller and safer space where they can find and build community. We strive to reflect our students’ experiences in an LGBTQ2+ and social justice-focused curriculum. We offer caring and flexible supports to help our students earn their high school diploma.
We are a high school program under the Toronto District School Board. We offer a lunch program, social worker supports, and free supplies and field trips.
PWA engages people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and we inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.
LGBT YouthLine offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
HARS is the coordinator for FUSE, an LGBTQ2S+ Youth group that meets weekly at One Roof, 426 Barrie Street
Health & Wellness offers University of Toronto students a wide range of medical and mental health services to help support them in achieving their personal and academic best.
We have an array of services from STBBI health interventions to mental health support groups (Queer Minds) as well as one to one support offered (Chai n Chat), check out https://www.rainbowsalad.ca/events/ for more information on services available.
Rainbow Services provides counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit and intersex people who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol. Our services are available to individuals with a variety of goals, including those who want to try to quit, cut down, or who would just like to gain more awareness about their drinking or drug use.
Services offered include virtual group therapy, virtual and in-person individual support for making and meeting substance abuse related goals, relapse prevention, psychiatric consultations, and concurrent disorder programs (for individuals with both mental health and substance abuse difficulties).
Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington is a community chorus that welcomes members of all genders, sexualities, and gender expressions - and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. We invite members from all levels of experience who enjoy singing a diverse repertoire of choral music, no audition required. We strive to create a supportive community for our members to join together in song and have fun. We promote inclusion and awareness of the LGBTQ+ communities of Waterloo-Wellington throughout concerts and community involvement. The Rainbow Chorus is a charitable, not for profit organization that depends on financial supports from its members, sponsors and communities.
ENAGB is the first ever Indigenous Youth Agency in the city that supports youth between 12-29 yrs addressing the social determinants of health using a holistic approach. We provide indigenous youth the opportunity to explore many areas of their lives that assist youth to progress into their future.
1005 Woodbine Ave - East End Location
1911 Weston Road -West End Location
16 Phin Ave - EarlyON Program
101 Emmett Ave - Land based Learning
Supports provided to University of Ontario Institute of Technology active students
Toronto Bi+ Network provides a community where bisexuals, pansexuals, omnisexual, fluid and other non-monosexual people, as well as people questioning their sexuality, can share diverse perspectives on bi+ issues and experiences. We offer peer-support, a social network, information and resources.
Glow is the oldest continually-running university-based 2SLGBTQ+ group in Canada. Run entirely by dedicated student volunteers. Glow promotes a healthy attitude towards all sexual orientations and gender identities on the UWaterloo campus by providing a wide variety of peer support, social events, advocacy work, and resources.
AIDS Service Organization
Trans Women's Program
CHAMP and OPA+
Offers a safer space on WLU campus, run by and for LGBTQ2S+ students. Also runs programming such as trans allyship workshops, clothing swaps, etc.
THIS SERVICE IS NON-QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
Teen Health Source is a sexual health information service run for and by youth. You can phone/text/email/chat online with volunteers about things like birth control, STIs, pregnancy, coming out, sexual pleasure, healthy relationships, puberty, and more. Information is provided in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive manner.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives and fighting the epidemic of trans suicide. We are based in the US but do have a suicide hotline that is available to folks in Canada.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury/Manitoulin branch was established in 1984 and is a not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors.
The branch is mandated to provide services to individuals with mental health issues or a diagnosis of a mental illness (though it is not required) within the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. Our mission is to provide services that promote recovery for all and mental health education. We believe in helping people regain a meaningful role in their community.
CMHA is primarily funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and also receives funds from the Ministry of Child & Youth Services and the City of Sudbury.
THIS SERVICE IS NON-QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
We are a community health centre serving the needs of youth aged 13-29 in Toronto. We provide accessible and inclusive programs and services that promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making.
In our clinic, we offer primary, sexual, and mental healthcare. In the community, we offer workshops, groups, and peer education.
The Rainbow Youth Program strives to make lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 2-spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth feel safe, included, and empowered in Peterborough and the four counties. We give LGBTQ+ youth the space to be themselves and the tools to lead positive change in their schools, peer groups, and community. Weekly Drop In for LGBTQ+ youth on Thursdays at 3:30-5:30pm.
Workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion for students, educators, and service providers.
Support for LGBTQ+ individuals, community groups, and GSAs.
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 Courtney Niven email@example.com
A joint position between Good Shepherd and Youth Wellness Centre that provides free one-on-one ongoing mental health and addictions support to 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Hamilton and surrounding area.
Out on the Shelf is Guelph's only volunteer- run LGBTQ2+ library and resource center. We offer a warm friendly environment to enjoy monthly social programs, events and over 3000 titles written by and/or for LGBTQ2+ people.
Rainbow Service Organization (RSO) is committed to promoting, advocating, and celebrating the interests of the Queer, Questioning, Lesbian, Bisexual, Two-Spirited, Transgender, and Gay community in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. We offer events, connect people to resources, and promote other community events.
2SLGBTQ+ support resource at the University of Ottawa.
The Pride Centre is a student service that strives to promote and represent a culture of affirmation through the celebration of individual diversity and choice in all areas of life. We address various equity sectors (anti-ableism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, etc.) with a core focus on the intersections of 2SLGBTQ+ topics at the University of Ottawa. By hosting events, programming, offering resources and advocating for students, we look to create an environment of respect and acceptance with our communities and allies.
A new monthly arts-and-crafts group for people who identify as both queer (or questioning) AND Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, or racialized. Casual space. All ages. Snacks provided. Currently hosted at the Art Gallery of Mississauga until the end of May.
This is a trans positive and trans-affirming group.
“Quest's Rainbow Niagara Services have been developed to meet the unique needs and barriers experienced by those in
sexually and gender diverse populations and has been a priority since Quest was started in 2010.
The Quest team strives to
address this health equity issue and meet the gap in services.
Our 2SLGBTQ+ services include:
* primary health care for all ages
* trans specific health care for ages 18+
* mental health support through counselling services
* outreach support on site, in schools, & in the community
* providing support around legal name change & gender marker documents and forms
* social groups; "2SLGBTQ+ 10-13 Group", "Trans & Gender Questioning Youth Group (14-19)", " Virtual LGBT+ Adult Drop In (18+)"
* Gender Quest adult trans support group
* health promotion/community capacity initiatives; Pride Prom, Halloween Party, Health Fairs
* community presentations to social services, schools, and medical providers
* support to Gay Straight Alliances, PFLAG
* collaborating with various 2SLGBTQ+ groups/coalitions such as Niagara’s Senior Pride Network.
Our interdisciplinary team focuses on the delivery of culturally competent 2SLGBTQ+ services to individuals across their lifespan.
If you are seeking culturally competent primary health care and/or trans specific health care contact our front desk client coordinators
at 905.688.2558 ext: 0 to book an intake appointment.
For more information about Rainbow Niagara’s outreach and community programs contact:
Stephanie Vail, Community Health Worker at 905.688.2558 ext: 222
Kai Kristoff, Community Health Worker at 905.688.2558 ext: 263
•Condoms at no cost
•Pregnancy tests, counselling and referral
•Sexual health examinations
•Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
•HIV testing (including anonymous HIV testing and Rapid HIV testing)
•Hepatitis A and B immunization
•Gardasil 9 vaccination
•Needle exchange services
•Counselling and information on: ◦Birth control
◦STI and Blood borne infections (BBI)
In addition, birth control is available for purchase at low cost.
NOT A 2SLGBTQ+ SPECIFIC RESOURCE
Family Transition Place is a multi-service agency providing a range of services: Support / Information Line, Emergency Shelter, Second Stage Housing, Support Within Housing, Counselling (gender based violence, sexual abuse and addictions), Transitional Support (Housing & Legal), Rural Response, Youth Education.
OUTniagara supports our local LGBTQ2+ community and beyond by amplifying the voices of our community, acting as a public policy advocate and helping to build relationships within the community. Our website offers resources and education including the Beyond the Rainbow Syllabus, and a regional Community Strengths and Needs Assessment for Niagara: http://outniagara.org/