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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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Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group

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Pflag Canada offers peer-to-peer support around sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns. Our Canada wide, volunteer run chapters offer local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones challenged by gender/sexual identity.

Please visit https://pflagcanada.ca/ontario/ for a full list of chapters, address and contact information on each chapter throughout Ontario.

1554 Carling Ave, Suite 243
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7M4
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Employment Support, Mental Health

NOT 2SLGBTQ SPECIFIC

The Timmins Youth Wellness Hub (TYWH) is a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all youth aged 12-25 to access mental health, addictions and wellbeing services, resources and support. The TYWH is part of a network of Hubs, called Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). YWHO is an initiative that aims to bring the right services to youth and their families, at the right time and in the right place.

In September 2018, the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub was established to provide programs and services (in English and in French) that support the wellbeing of youth aged 12-25 in the community.

The Timmins Youth Wellness Hub hosts a monthly support group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Information about this is posted on their social media pages and website.

45 Spruce St S, Unit 102
Timmins, ON P4N 2M4
Phone: 705-268-0400
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health

We believe in creating a space where all individuals can feel heard, supported and accepted regardless of their gender identity and/or sexuality. Our goal is to create a LGBTQ2S+ Peer Support Network across Northwestern Ontario. We provide a variety of services including monthly meetings and events, educational presentations, training/resources and gender affirming clothing.

101 Chipman St
Kenora, ON P9N 1V7
Phone: 8074687958
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, Sex Work

HARP offers an understanding, supportive environment with a wide range of prevention information and access to harm reduction materials

170 East Street, Suite 402
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C6
Phone: 705-759-5690
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

Stratford-Perth Pride provides 2SLGBTQIA+ programming to make Perth County a more welcoming, accepting and inclusive community for gender and sexually diverse individuals. This may include events, programs, education and advocacy.

Stratford, ON
Phone: 5193012842
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health

Youth serving agency that is open and inclusive , this program is a registration only program for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. All other services can be accessed through the main line based on age of children/youth and families.

168 Hastings St. North
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
Phone: 613-334-1262
youth@nhcs.ca
Drop-in/Support Group, Website/Online Support

NBD is a bi-weekly virtual hang out space, open to all nonbinary, trans, genderdiverse, and questioning racialized youth, ages 13-29. It’s a space for discussion, chilling, arts & crafts, writing, zine-making, & more.

$10 PC gift card available for drop-in attendees each week.

36B Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Phone: 416-961-0113
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group

Monthly Youth Group. Held in the basement of the Bracebridge United Church

Box 253
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1T6
Phone:
Drop-in/Support Group

GLOW is a weekly social youth group that works to build self-esteem, a sense of connection to community, and pride about diverse sexual and gender identities. Activities include game nights, arts & crafts, movies, health workshops, 2SLGBTQ+ history and more. Inclusive for any youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, polysexual, asexual, transgender, nonbinary, questioning and beyond. Our apologies, the group is currently limited to those youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ or 2SLGBTQ+ questioning.GLOW 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Group meets twice per week for two different age groups. GLOW Junior is for youth ages 11-14 and GLOW Senior is for youth ages 15-18. This is a drop in group – no registration is required. Gender neutral bathrooms on site. Location physically accessible. Transportation provided upon request.

655 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5
Phone: 519-941-1530
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

Pflag Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns. We promise to offer local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones challenged by gender/sexual identity.

Owen Sound, ON
Drop-in/Support Group

The Other 10% is a group supported by Children’s Centre Thunder Bay for youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 25 who are interested in exploring what it means – and doesn’t mean – to be a part of the 2SLGBTQ community.

Group meetings are adult-facilitated, but youth-driven and provide a safe space for participants to meet, discuss, and educate one another. The group also provides information and access to other community activities and resources to those who are interested.

New members are always welcome. Please contact Alicia Guy at (807) 343-5024 or aguy@childrenscentre.ca to register.

Please note that there are no regular meetings during July and August, however there may be some special events planned over the summer months.

283 Lisgar Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G6
Phone: (807)343-5024
Shelter/Housing Support

The INNclusion Program provides supportive housing for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, 16 to 26 years old, at risk or experiencing homelessness in a community rental unit leased by Blue Door. The program participants enter into an agreement of service and work within the program guidelines to work towards greater independence and self-sufficiency with the end goal of obtaining long term housing by the end of the term of the agreement.

18838 Highway 11
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N 0C5
Phone:
Drop-in/Support Group

Our weekly drop in is an all-inclusive safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies. We regularly host guests from our local queer community and beyond. We often do art projects and workshops while we discuss our challenges and successes. Our meetings are youth driven and supported. A variety of snacks are available at every meeting.

208 Main St W
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Phone: 613 476 5962
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW)

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE

MAX offers individual, group, and community support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region. Mental, physical, sexual, community health + harm reduction services and programs.

400 rue, Cooper St Suite 9004,
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H8
Phone: 873-288-3909
Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

SKETCH Working Arts is a community-arts enterprise based in Toronto engaging young QTBIPOC artists and arts leaders, on the margins, ages 16-29, coming from across Canada. SKETCH creates equitable opportunities for diverse young people to experience the transformative power of the arts; to develop their leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.

COVID19 Update - Programs this season will be hybrid: some programs are on Zoom, some are onsite in our studios (by advanced registration only), some are outdoors, and others will be in person at partner sites.

Call, email, visit website or social media for general information and for program updates.

Creative Activations in 3 programming streams, so that young people can build skills and capacities to become powerful change agents through arts and culture.

Arts Production
Audio Arts
Music Recording
Guitar and Piano Lessons
Making with Place Public Art Projects

Arts Wellness
Art in the Park
Art Supplies & Meals
Wellness Referrals

Art Leadership
Opportunities & Artist Residencies
NextUp! Leaders Lab
Shared Platform

SKETCH invites all QTBIPOC* young art leaders 16-29 in all programs
*Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour

180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

No-cost group, community, and individual supports are available for folks ages 16+ who identify as trans/non-binary or are questioning their gender. Services are delivered by people with lived experience as a transgender/gender-diverse person, and who may also have experience living with a mental health concern. See website for programming details.

466 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R7
Drop-in/Support Group

Transitions is a safe, supportive social group for people who do not identify as the gender assigned at birth or are questioning their gender identity.
Transitions is a peer-facilitated, private group.

Durham Region, ON
Phone: 905-231-0533
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Employment Support, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Sports and Fitness

Youth Drop in Center for 2SLGBTQ+. We provide a safe space and programming geared to mental health and well being.

NON-MEMBERS can drop in during our YOUTH DROP IN HOURS (Monday – Friday 3:30pm -5:30pm)
PAID MEMBERS can stay for PROGRAMMING from 5:30pm – 9:30pm

123 Delaware Ave
North Bay, ON P1B 6Z6
Phone: 705-840-6209
Drop-in/Support Group, Health Services

Community, family, friends, and allies gather to connect with like minded people, expand our network of friends, and reduce isolation. This is an informal discussion and social group.

People can also call the Community Health Centre to find out about other local resources. We have primary care which will support register patients with their health care needs, including needs specific to the 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community.

55 Victoria Ave, PO Box 360
Markdale, ON N0C1H0
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Legal Support, Mental Health

Kind Space is committed to providing Ottawa – located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

Join us for thoughtful discussions and recreational activities centring Ace/Aro folks in the Ottawa Community every 3rd Saturday of each month at 2PM! This in-person group is open to anyone who identifies under the asexual or aromantic umbrellas (including grey, demi, quoi, alloaro, etc). So even if you are new to the community, or have been waiting to meet and chill with other Ace/Aro folks for a while, this space is open for you. Each month we will have a loose theme or event to bring us together, so stay tuned to social media! This group is for those ages 18+.

400 Cooper St, suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

We recognize that faith and/or spirituality can create vital spaces for self awareness and can connect us to communities and nature in meaningful ways. At the same time, we understand that places of worship, and institutional religion have caused great pain and trauma for many queer folks. This group is designed to function like a tour through the challenges and blessings of navigating our longing for faith/spirituality and our gender journeys. We will explore what faith and spirituality means, and ways to connect your inner identity to the wider world in a spiritual and/or religious context. You don’t have to belong to a particular religion in order to be part of this group - simply to be interested in learning, sharing, and listening for the call in each of us.

Please note: this is not a space to discuss issues around mental health or trauma. If you are experiencing these challenges, we certainly encourage you to connect with one of our social workers who can individually work with you to address these challenges.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Drop-in/Support Group

Trans Formation aims to create a space to talk about the joys and complexities of transition. This is a transition-specific support and education group. Please only join once you feel that you are in a good space to explore and discuss transition. If you are not in that space yet, we recommend connecting with one of our peer groups.

We meet weekly for 90 minutes. It is a closed group, meaning once the intake process has been completed, no new folks will be able to join until the next group begins. There is also a limit of 12 participants.

We encourage attendance each week, with 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. This helps to create a safe environment in which trust and rapport are built within the community so that you can feel respected and valued in your journey.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Sexual Health

We've gone digital! Due to the pandemic, we've moved our weekly LGBTQ+ youth groups to Discord servers. Come hang out with us during weekly meetings, or just to chat throughout the week!
Online group that aims to bring together youth ages 11-25 in the LGBTQ+ community. These groups are facilitated by a team of professionals from the community, that strive to create a safe environment in which youth can explore and express their interests and needs in an atmosphere where they are supported and respected for their contributions and unique individual differences.
Our online group meetings change from one week to the next! Sometimes we just chat, but we're always trying new things - watching movies, hosting workshops, and all sorts of fun.
Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, two-spirit, queer or questioning, YOU ARE WELCOME!! There is no need to call ahead. Just come with a smile and an open mind.

511 Pelissier St.
Windsor, ON N9A 4L2
Phone: 519-973-0222
Drop-in/Support Group, Health Services

Community, family, friends, and allies gather to connect with like minded people, expand our network of friends, and reduce isolation. This is an informal discussion and social group.

People can also call the Community Health Centre to find out about other local resources. We have primary care which will support register patients with their health care needs, including needs specific to the 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community.

Erksine Community Health Centre, 90 Artemesia St. S.
Dundalk, ON N0C 1B0
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health

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
Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

Guelph Pride organizes a Pride festival twice a year for the Guelph community. Our aim is to bring together LGBTQIA+ and 2S communities in Guelph and the surround cities. We also work to address issues surrounding the queer community in a safe, educational manner. We're a program of the OOTS (Out On The Shelf) Library

Guelph, ON
Phone:
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Religious Group

Mission
LGBTQ+ at the J strives to be the heart of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Jewish community, providing queer Jews opportunities to gather, celebrate and thrive. We aim for the full inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ+ Jews across Jewish communal institutions, in Jewish life, arts and cultural initiatives, and informal and formal education and more.

Vision
LGBTQ+ at the J fosters rich and diverse LGBTQ+ Jewish life in Toronto through dynamic programming – focused on social events, advocacy and education. We aspire to be a resource, safer space and home for all LGBTQ+ Jews across the spectrum of identities and affiliations. We intend to offer social and networking events and to provide opportunities for queer Jews to engage with Jewish holidays and traditions. We will partner with Jewish community organizations – including synagogues, schools and summer camps – to make their spaces and services more inclusive for LGBTQ+ Jews.

​Looking to connect more to the community or have questions? Feel free to reach out to Cara Gold, carag@mnjcc.org

750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Phone: 416-924-6211
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Pride Collective/Organization, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW), Website/Online Support

2SLGBTQAI + Community and Education Centre. We have youth, adult and caregiver support programming and drop in services.

179 Christina Street North
Sarnia, ON N7T 5T8
Phone: 548-997-5428
Mental Health

THIS SERVICE IS NON QUEER, TRANS, AND LGBTQ SPECIFIC

Mind Matters is a safe space for youth aged 12-17 experiencing anxiety. In this 8 week group participants will learn about anxiety and how their brain and body works. They will explore the connection between their thoughts, feelings and actions, and develop skills to cope with their anxiety.

170 Castlefrank Rd
Ottawa, ON K2L 4H7
Phone: 613-558-7512