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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Previously known as Windsor-Essex Transgender & Allied Support or W.E Trans Support.
The mission of Trans Wellness Ontario is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of transgender, gender queer, two spirit, gender non-binary, sexual diverse and gender and sexual questioning communities and their families, by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
The Bridge is a volunteer grassroots committee that works to identify and address inequities that are experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit + (LGBTQ2S+) communities with Brantford and Brant County. We work to promote acceptance and inclusion, primarily through our Safer Spaces trainings, and access to accurate information including up-to-date lists of LGBTQ2S+ friendly spaces and programs, resources and organizations that support diverse sexual and gender identified communities
Pride Central is a lobbying, advocacy, peer support, and referral service centre that provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer students and community members. Open to the whole community, Pride Central acts as a resource library and education centre with a focus on ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The centre acts as a safe and supportive environment where you can engage with your own identity, connect with others, and flourish as an informed person passionate about social justice!
GenderQuest is a support and social group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and two-spirit adults. This is a diverse, peer-led social group for those at any stage of transition: come share, learn, and socialize in a safer space. All trans, two-spirit, and gender-diverse people are welcome to attend. Join Taryn and others who are on their gender quest!
Every Friday, a diverse and dynamic group of youth (13-19) meet at Kind Space for an evening of low-pressure hanging out. During the Pandemic we have been on our Kind Space Youth Discord Server. Care, support and harm reduction are a key practice at Café Q and is run by Jo and their support facilitators. Join other youth for game nights, events or to check in with friends and mentors.
Camp fYrefly is a summer arts-based leadership retreat designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, and questioning youth, (LGBTQ2S+) and planned in part by a committee of the same youth it seeks to serve.
Queering Faith is a discussion group for diverse queer people who experience a variety of different faiths. This group is also those in the process of reclaiming, resettling or repairing from faith, while being proudly queer or 2SLGBTQIA+. This group works to dismantle religious based harm; pursue intersectional justice; celebrate all queer people who experience faith and spirituality; and be a gentle sharing space in your independent journey! This group will have a max restriction of 10 people to start in-person. Contact Chris and Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or wish to join
(Currently online through Zoom)
Polybilities is an open forum for exploring relationship dynamics beyond the standard societal norms (i.e., monogamy). The Pandemic has changed the way the community engages in life, love and relationships during this time. Join Christiane and Anona as we come together to share our stories, experiences, strategies and healthy relationships during a pandemic and beyond. This space will be centring 2SLGBTQIA+ Folks, but is to all polyamous folks.
BIPOCALYPSE Now! is a closed film discussion group that is open to all those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Ottawa. Join Kado and Jade explore and discuss new and older films with psychological, physical and intellectual horror and thrillers that are directed by and/or starring people of colour. We decompress with refreshments and share thoughts, post reflections and conversations on tropes, colonialism, and other themes.
(Currently online through Zoom)
Queer Amore aims to create a comfortable space to gather and talk about issues related to being bisexual, pansexual, bi-curious and questioning. Queer Amore with Ben and Tova, takes a fresh look at exploring and enjoying your sexuality. Previously known as BiAmore, this group strives to be a safe space for those who are processing their identity or want to meet others who are on their journey.
PCC is a student-run service provided by the MSU that aims to challenge oppressive social attitudes and norms, patriarchy, homo/trans/bi/lesbophobia, and the like, at the systemic level.
PCC provides a contact point for McMaster students that may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or any of the other diverse identities that make up our community. We offer educational programming and access to resources of interest, as well as peer support and a physical space for students to meet and socialize with each other. As advocates for gender & sexual diversity, the PCC’s mandate upholds that 2SLGBTQ+ students are entitled to a safe and supportive campus, absent of homophobia and transphobia, where the expression of one’s gender & sexual identity is welcomed and respected.
School’sOUT! has a whole new look! Thanks to grants though Canada Summer Jobs, we have 3 summer employees working with us this summer. Windsor Pride Community will be hosting a series of educational and fun workshops offered to 2SLGBTQIA youth groups and 2SLBGTQIA-friendly groups (participants aged 13-25) in the Windsor and Essex-County areas to help empower & support youth. The focus is on improving knowledge and skills in…
Advocacy // amplify your voice, target a specific audience for your cause, being a good ally, public speaking tips, and using inclusive language
Community Building // the importance of networking, accessibility, building a successful movement, dealing with burn out, and resources
Digital Collaboration // using social media outreach, hashtags, gaining media recognition, and graphic design basics
… and so much more. We welcome requested topics and focused training.
PSI is intended to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative consists of several overlapping components, including a robust Advisory Committee, a diverse Champion program, a living and ever-changing in-person and online curriculum, as well as an active community-grounded approach to create sustainable structures.
The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.
The Positive Spaces Initiative is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the immigrant- and refugee-serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative is grounded in the understanding that LGBTQIA+ newcomers are often a part of multiple communities, and seek welcoming service regardless of age, race, cultural community, faith or religion, disability, gender, status, etc. The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.
Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, etc. (LGBTQIA+) immigrants, refugees, and newcomers are able to access culturally inclusive services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Everyone can work to create Positive Spaces by challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, monosexism, and cissexism.
Healthcare and social service providers, and trans and gender-diverse individuals working together to increase the capacity of Hamilton’s healthcare system to deliver high-quality gender-affirming healthcare. We provide workshops, networking, and resources for providers, and service navigation to assist trans and gender-diverse people in connecting with gender-affirming care and transition-related resources.
Support services including anonymous, confidential counselling for individuals, couples, and partners of individuals with HIV * case management and referral, buddy program, support groups, health and wellness programs * insurance benefits clinic * income tax clinic * weekly hot lunch programs -- registration required * workshops, community forums and social support events.
For support services, call to arrange an intake appointment, or drop in to speak with counsellor on call * for other services, drop in, call or visit website.
ASAAP is committed to providing culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services for people from South Asian and other related communities who are living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions.
Our programs and services are delivered in culturally appropriate ways while simultaneously challenging the discomfort many have in talking about sexuality and sexual health. We acknowledge the many social determinants of health and our work often overlaps with issues of racism, gender equity, housing, violence, mental health and employment. We are always learning, growing and building stronger partnerships with organizations and people.
We also have 3 closed programs that are for specific South Asian Races:
Dosti is a social and support group for South Asian men who like men. For more info, contact Robbie at email@example.com or 416-599-2727 ex 226.
Snehithan is a social and support group for Tamil men who like men. For more info, contact Rohith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-599-2727 ex 227.
Lassi is a social and support group for young (16-29) South Asian guys who like guys. For more info, contact Rohith at email@example.com or 416-599-2727 ex 229.
ALL PROGRAMS OFFER:
•Workshops on HIV/AIDS, Healthy Relationships, Anti-Homophobia and Gender Equity
•Health Forums for Communities and Service Providers
•Multilingual Sexual Health Resources
•Referrals to HIV Testing Services (Confidential and Anonymous)
•Outreach at Community Spaces
•Peer Support Groups & Resources for Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer & Questioning Men
•Free Condoms and Lube
The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization that offers services and education to people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant.
THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE
Men4Men aims to enhance the lives of gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men by reinforcing self-esteem and personal empowerment through sexual health education and resources. Beginning in 2010, we have provided a number of services in Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Through the delivery of tailored and targeted health promotion we hope to engage the community in person and online in spaces that hold meaning for us as a community. We continue to expand throughout our region. Volunteers are always welcome. Some of our services include:
The Men4Men Clinic is a partnership with Hamilton Public Health Services that provides free sexual health services to Hamiltons diverse communities of gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men, whether they are cis or trans. We run a monthly full-service sexual health clinic at The AIDS Network on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm-8:00pm, and provide rapid anonymous HIV testing in various outreach venues such as bathhouses, bars, campgrounds and special events.
A set of support services for, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTTIQQ2S+) people in Peel Region. Our services aim to promote healthy, safe, and proud LGBTTIQQ2S+ communities by providing support and resources, reducing social exclusion and improving access to health and social services.
Our services include:
•support and social drop-ins
•One-to-one support and referral sessions
•Confidential phone, email and facebook contact
•Primary health care that strives to be inclusive to trans and gender diverse people
•Advocacy around trans and gender diverse issues
•Referral to trans and gender diverse positive services including counseling
•Consultations with service provider allies and families of trans and gender diverse folks
•Collaboration with community organizations on joint initiatives including education and trainings
THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE
Clinic services at Gay Zone are provided by Ottawa Public Health.
All services provided at Gay Zone and other Sexual Health Clinic locations are free and confidential.
•Information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
•STI testing and treatments
•Confidential or anonymous HIV testing
•Vaccination (click here to find out if you are eligible for publicly-funded vaccines)
•Counselling and partner notification
•Free condoms (you can also order them online!)
** IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ONTARIO HEALTH CARD: please call us at 613.234.4641 before coming to the clinic
reachOUT is a creative, inclusive & accessible program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, gender nonconforming and queer (LGBTTGNCQ) people in the Greater Toronto Area. In particular, we recognize the needs of youth and adults who experience multiple oppressions and work to create spaces with and for people who are traditionally excluded from mainstream services, including people of colour, trans, two-spirit and gender nonconforming people, and disabled people. We are committed to social justice, community building, education and advocacy to increase access, visibility and to strengthen our communities. As part of equitable representation, our staff team reflects the diversity of our queer, trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming communities with the majority of our team members identifying as Black, Indigenous and people of colour. We offer:
•Individual and family counselling for youth 12-18
•Consultation and training to service providers and external agencies
•Sports and recreational activities
Practical and emotional support and advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS including counselling and support groups for women, men and youth, vitamins and supplementary drugs, drop-in, clothing exchange, emergency child care, interpretation and translation, community kitchen * prevention, education and outreach -- culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS workshops, events and activities in various languages for individuals, community groups and service providers, including ProjectM for Muslim girls and women 14-29 years * literature in 8 languages
THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE
Investigaytors is a community-based free volunteer training program for young 18- to 29-year-old gay, bi, trans, queer men or Two-Spirit or non-binary (GBT2Q) people in Ontario that will allow you to discover the queer world of gay men’s health research in a cohort of like-minded people. You will develop skills and research experience by doing and thinking about everyday queer health, and it will change the way you view our communities’ health and wellbeing!
Program participants are trained in quantitative and qualitative research skills, social determinants of health, HIV prevention and sexual health, and how research can be used to address health inequities and knowledge gaps.
THIS SERVICE IS NON-QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
Consumer/survivor drop-in resource centre offers:
* Peer based programs
* Support for consumer/survivors
* Support to families and friends of those living with mental health issues
* Peer outreach to support persons experiencing a mental health crisis who is also having housing issues
* A home base and meeting place for self-help groups
* Educational series evening workshops
* Monthly calendar of events
* Information resources
* Volunteer Opportunities with ongoing training
* Use of the facility's equipment (computers/phone/fax/photocopier)
* Computer use to assist with housing search
The Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Service - non-crisis telephone peer support line for individuals or family members * answered by consumer/survivors * provides informal support and resource information in the Central LHIN
We are a Trans* peer support group located in St. Catharines, Ontario. Our primary purpose is to provide the Trans* community in the Niagara region with access to information, resources, and the companionship of others like ourselves. Our meetings are held at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Silver Spire United Church located at 366 St Paul St. in St. Catharines. Everyone is welcome, including partners and allies. Whether you need support, or have support to offer, we welcome you.
To create safe, confidential, and inclusive spaces and services in York Region where people can access dignified support and meaningfully engage in self-determined pathways to well-being. We envision an informed, healthy, stigma-free and compassionate community. We offer specialized and combined programs for:
People living with HIV/AIDS (newly diagnosed to long-term survivors)
People affected by or at risk of HIV and Hep C
People who use drugs
People who identify as 2SLGBTQ+
People supporting vulnerable and marginalized community members
THIS SERVICE IS NON-QUEER, TRANS & LGBTQ SPECIFIC
UforChange provides you with the opportunity to nurture your creative passions by choosing one of three creative streams taught by some of Toronto’s most talented artists. What’s more, you will have the chance to collaborate with other creative people, participate in a series of original creative classes and have real field opportunities. You will get to work on real film sets, DJ at events and walk in fashion shows put on by UforChange or our partners.
The creative stream is for young people ages 16-29 who are dedicated, hard working and looking to enhance their creativity.
Thursday evenings: 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Drop-in for ages 12 - 18
Friday evenings: Trans and Gender Diverse Youth Drop-in for ages
Board Games, Art, Video Games, Couches, Button Making, Connect
Free Food, TTC Tokens Provided.
Rainbow West is a safe and welcoming drop-in space for LGBTQ2S+ youth in West Toronto. Through this program, we seek to deliver regular peer-driven activities including social events, workshops, and trips to queer and trans youth in the area. The drop-in sessions are held on a bi-weekly basis from July 17th onwards from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.
Ontario Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf (ORAD) is a not for profit organization serving Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing people who are LGBTTIQQ2S* communities in the Province of Ontario. Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf exists to coordinate social events, and provides educational and social outreach workshops through our LGBTTIQQ2S communities. To coordinate events and activities for the Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, and hearing people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, bisexual-curious, straight-curious, and queer positive, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender, religion, ethnic background or abilities. To represent and encourage the growth and advancement of the ORAD community within the Province of Ontario as a whole. To provide referral resources to individuals during the coming-out process, and to attempt through educational and social outreach to reduce the promulgation of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, biphobia, lesbophobia, audism and any other forms of discrimination and racism.
*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Two-Spirited.