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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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Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

Grey Bruce Pride works to create a safe community for 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ people and their families, friends and allies through activism, community education and engagement, mentorship, and culture events. We are committed to connecting with local community organizations and partners to create safe progressive spaces for our 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community. Consciously practicing Queer responsibility and celebrating history, courage and diversity to increase understanding and acceptance of rainbow folxs.

Owen Sound, ON
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group

Queer Youth Kawartha Lakes (QYKL) is a group for queer youth to safely express themselves without judgement, build positive relationships with other queer youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and facilitate activities to advocate and spread awareness of queer people and events. Youth ages 12 to 17 are welcome to join QYKL. QYKL runs every Thursday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Note: QYKL runs during the school year.

107 Lindsay St S
Lindsay, ON K9V 2M5
Phone: 705-324-4493
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

We offer peer support, education, and advocacy for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Halton.

Halton, ON
Drop-in/Support Group

This group provides a safe space for youth aged 12 to 25 to connect with other youth of the LGBT2SQ+ community on a monthly basis. Hosted by our Peer Support Workers assisted by a partner clinician, youth can enjoy games, activities and a place to hang out.

1517 Laurier St.
Rockland, ON K4K 1C8
Phone: 613-577-7219
Drop-in/Support Group

This group provides a safe space for youth aged 12 to 25 to connect with other youth of the LGBT2SQ+ community on a monthly basis. Hosted by our Peer Support Workers assisted by a partner clinician, youth can enjoy games, activities and a place to hang out.

212 Pitt St.
Cornwall, ON K6J 3P6
Phone: 613-577-7216
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

Rainbow Camp: Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Camp is a paid in-person overnight summer camp for 2SLGBTQ+ and allied youth, their siblings and children in queer families, ages 8-18. WFA's Rainbow Camp is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun!

Rainbow Online Connection (ROC): Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) is WFA Rainbow Camp's online programming to connect with campers and camp families throughout the year! Our programs include Youth ROC (free), Dungeons and Dragons (six-session Dungeons and Dragons campaigns for ages 12-17, all experience levels welcome)
and Parents ROC (free support group for parents, guardians, and caregivers of 2SLGBTQ+ youth)

Thessalon, ON
Phone: 888-909-2234
Drop-in/Support Group, Website/Online Support

2 Spirit, Trans, Gay, Bi, Pan, Intersex, Asexual and Queer guys and non-binary people ages 16-24.
Through discussions of health, arts & culture, and current events, Boyoboy explores the intersections and issues of GBTQ2S youth identity and experiences. Always entertaining and educational, each workshop focuses on a specific topic or theme.

65 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Phone: 416-835-5157
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops

Families in TRANSition (FIT) is a 10-week closed group for parents / caregivers of 2-Spirit, trans, non-binary, gender-questioning youth (ages 13-24) who have recently learned of their child’s gender identity.

This group typically runs 4 times a year, for 10 weeks. Please contact for more information about registration and dates.

For now, this service continues to operate virtually. Parents from anywhere in the GTA, throughout Ontario, or across so-called Canada are welcome to join.

Participants will be supported to:
-Gain tools and knowledge to help improve communication and strengthen their relationship with their youth
-Learn about social, legal and physical transition options
-Strengthen skills for managing strong emotions (fear, sadness, worry, etc.)
-Explore societal/cultural/religious beliefs that impact trans youth and their families
-Build skills to support their youth and family when facing discrimination/transphobia/transmisogyny
-Promote youth mental health and resilience

There is also a FIT youth group that is open to youth ages 13-24 who are Two Spirit, nonbinary, trans, or exploring gender in any way. The youth group focuses on gender exploration, identity, and activism, through an arts-based lens. Contact Lev Goldberg at for more details!

65 Wellesley Street East
Davenport Ward, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Phone: 4167996461
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, Employment Support, Mental Health, Sexual Health

The North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub offers a wide range of services to youth age 12-25 at the right time and in the right place.
Our services are offered both in-person and virtually, are easy to access, and are offered with little to no wait times as we aim to be as low barrier as possible.
Services include:
2SLGBTQ+ Services (Provided through our partners at the Gilbert Centre)
Mental Health Services
Substance Use Services
Peer Support Services
Primary Care – Physical Health Services
Education Services
Employment Services
Support for youth with special needs
Housing Supports
Variety of workshops and cultural teachings

Additionally serving Tay Township, Tiny Township and Beausoleil Island

287 Bayshore Drive
Midland, ON L4R 0H1
Phone: 705-427-5639
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health, Website/Online Support

We provide prevention, education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, metis and Inuit people. We base our work on indigenous philosophies of wholistic health and wellness.

145 Front Street East, Suite 105
Toronto, ON M5A 1E3
College/University Campus Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Sexual Health

Brock Pride is the official Brock University club devoted to creating a safe, social environment for students of diverse gender and sexual identities. We offer a welcoming atmosphere which provides an opportunity for students of the pride community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, queer, questioning or otherwise associated) and their allies to create support networks and gain guidance in maintaining healthy relationships, coming out, and other issues relevant to having a queer identity. We will also pursue the advancement of equality, acceptance and fair treatment of LGBTQ+ issues such as accessibility of same-sex marriage, homophobia on campus and in the community, addressing heterosexism and lack of representation in society, and fair treatment of pride community members.

St. Catherines, ON
Drop-in/Support Group, Health Services, Mental Health

The Trans Health Program supports trans and gender diverse folks ages 17 and up who are residents of Ottawa and the Champlain Region. We work from a gender-affirming and informed consent approach which meets the standards in the Sherbourne Health Guideline for Gender-Affirming Primary Care. The Gender Affirmative services we offer include:

Hormone Starts

Surgery referrals


Gender Journeys (peer support groups)

Please note that with the use of digital tools we are able to serve people with multiple language backgrounds. Please contact us for more details.

420 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P2N6
Phone: 613-233-4443
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health, Shelter/Housing Support


StepStones for Youth believes every youth in and from foster care deserves the opportunity to thrive and have a sense of belonging. We serve youth ages 10 to 25 by supporting them in building long-term connections, securing stable housing, and increasing life skills through various workshops. We facilitate community connections for mental health, education, employment, and housing and provide housing subsidies where required.

700 Markham St
Toronto, ON M6G 2M3
Phone: 416 893 5196
Crisis/Distress, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW)


Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a not-for-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgmental support for all survivors 12+ regardless of gender or identity of recent and/or historic sexual violence in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) since 1978.

400 Elliott Avenue, Unit 1 (Rockcliffe Plaza)
Kingston, ON K7K 6M9
Phone: 613-545-0762
Drop-in/Support Group

A free 8 week virtual group for youth 12 to 15 exploring their gender identity and gender expression. Learn about and discuss topics such as: self-care, self-advocacy, media, dysphoria, body image, coming out, gender affirming care and intersectionality.

Newmarket, ON
Phone: 905-895-2371
College/University Campus Group, Drop-in/Support Group

Providing a voice and promoting awareness for 2SLGBTQ+ issues at UTSC.
We offer:
- Peer support
- A safe space
- Resources
- Community

1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Employment Support, Health Services, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Shelter/Housing Support


Haliburton County Youth Wellness Hub – providing an inclusive and welcoming space for all youth aged 12-25 in our community.

The Haliburton County Youth Wellness Hub has been co-created with Haliburton County youth. Many community services have come together with leadership from Point In Time and Haliburton Highlands Health Services to support youth in developing this collaborative, multi-use space.

Services and Supports available at the Youth Hub include:
-mental health & addictions
-peer support
-primary care, sexual health, and trans positive health care
-care coordination
-employment & vocational supports, including The Lift Program (Individual Placement and Support)
-income supports & housing help
-other responsive services as needs arise
Drop-in and other programs build resilience, protective factors and give youth a place to belong and to call their own. These integrated resources provide quick and timely access to a broad range of supports.

12 Dysart Ave
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Phone: 705-457-2727
College/University Campus Group

A queer student-run special status group on campus. We're like a club but with a dry erase wall, a budget line for condoms, and "Trans Babe" buttons. We have a library, free safe-sex supplies, free menstrual products, and more in our office in UC 270.
Our office is open under limited hours with additional safety measures in place. We welcome folks who want a place to sit, study, nap, or chat. Come make some buttons or draw on our dry-erase wall any time the door is open.

9 Queensdale Crescent,
Guelph, ON N1H 6W4
Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health

YAAHA was created by LGBTQ2S youth for LGBTQ2S youth in Scarborough who identify along gender or sexual diversity spectrums and are seeking an inclusive, affirming drop-in group to connect with others and receive referrals to other supports.

Eligible youth must identify with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Two-Spirit, LGBTQ2S+. We provide group activities including group chats and hanging out with like-minded young people for friendship and support. We can also refer youth to counselling services through Youthlink.

636 Kennedy Road
Scarborough, ON M1K 2B3
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Sexual Health

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) provides sexual health clinics that offer low-cost birth control options, free condoms/dental dams, and HIV/STI testing, treatment and referrals. We provide a caring, non-judgemental environment to discuss topics including emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and options counselling, and general sexual health information and support.

HPPH Sexual Health Clinics are available in Clinton, Wingham, Stratford, Listowel and St. Marys. Clinics are also provided in some area high schools. Community clinic dates, times and locations can be found at:

For more information about our sexual health clinics and services, or to book an appointment, call or text: 519-635-2504 (Perth), or 519-440-1439 (Huron).

77722B London Road
Clinton, ON N0M1L0
Drop-in/Support Group

The Gender Journeys group is ideal for those in the early stages of gender transition ages 17+. In this group, you will learn about and discuss gender, transition, and well-being. It is also a place to meet others who are going through similar experiences. You do not have to be on hormones to take part; it is open for those who are on hormones, pre-hormones, or don’t want them at all.

We have groups starting several times during the year. Each group meets once a week for a total of 8 weeks. The groups are currently offered virtually using Zoom.

420 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N6
Education/Workshops, Employment Support


Youth Matters is designed to help youth aged 15 – 30 that are facing barriers to employment navigate the labour market and successfully transition into sustained employment. We support them through skills development, education, and meaningful work experiences. Services are currently delivered virtually.

Phone/Chat/Text Line


NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals, and supports to Canadians affected by eating disorders. This includes our national toll-free helpline and chat service where individuals affected can speak to a trained support worker.

200 Elizabeth St, Toronto
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Phone: 416-340-4156
Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

Providing free and confidential peer support through online chat and phone hotlines for both the US and Canada
LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743 (Youth up to 25 years old)

LGBT Online One-to-one peer support chat (all ages):

Moderated youth chatrooms (tues-fridays):

2261 Market Street, #296
San Francisco, 94114
Phone: 888-843-4564
Pride Collective/Organization

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest strives to strengthen the sense of community and
contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTQ2S+ persons
in WindsorEssex. Raising awareness of ongoing issues facing the LGBTQ2S+
community including youth suicide, discrimination & bullying. Windsor-Essex
Pride Fest as an organization is more than just a festival, it empowers
individuals to reach out to each other and facilitates opportunities for
connection and belonging through age-specific activities or initiatives,
peer-facilitated groups and special events and will address social isolation
and create a social environment that is more accommodating, resilient and
connected to the broader LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex.

2109 Ottawa Street, Suite 216
Windsor, ON N8Y1R8
Phone: 519-995-3353
Drop-in/Support Group, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

Q Chat Space provides live-chat based, online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ and questioning teens around the world. It’s not a forum and there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Chats are facilitated by trained staff/volunteers who work at LGBTQ+ centers across the US, but youth in Canada are welcome to use the service.

Drop-in/Support Group

2-Spirit Circle Closed Group is an all ages group that provides programming for 2-Spirit First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members in Windsor Essex, facilitated by Shane Lyon (2S Mi'kmaw/Irish) and presented by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest. The 2-Spirit Circle ensures that everyone attending this group will have a non-judgmental, supportive space to get together and explore your identities and what that means to you. We will do this through Sharing Circles, Traditional Teachings, music, crafts, game nights and other activities to build connections within our community of Windsor-Essex.

2109 Ottawa Street Market Square Entrance, 2nd Floor, Unit #216
Windsor, ON N8Y 1R8
Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health

QLink Windsor-Essex is a collaborative of three local organizations including Windsor Pride Community, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and Family Services Windsor-Essex working together to deliver peer-led supports, programs and counselling for LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12-29 years of age and their families, caregivers, allies and friends.

Meetup Monday
Join us virtually every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:15pm for QLink Windsor-Essex’s weekly Monday Meetup. This is a peer-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12-29. It’s a chance to connect with community and check-in about things you enjoy, share solidarity for coping with what is difficult, and learn about what is going on in our region. Each Meetup will close with a brief mindfulness exercise.

Type Out Tuesday
Join us virtually every other Tuesday for Type OUT Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A writing circle for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 12-29. Each session will include a check-in, writing prompts, and opportunities to share our work and receive feedback. This drop in workshop space is designed to be flexible and accommodate participants’ desires and goals.

QConnect Youth Drop In
Join us every Wednesday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for QConnect Youth Drop-In. This is a youth-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults ages 12-18. It’s a chance to meet other 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults, hang out, and enjoy an activity. Events will rotate weekly with Games Night, Movie Night, Craft Night, Coffee House, and Open Mic Night.

Young Adult Mixer
Join us every Thursday for YAM (Youth Adult Mixer). YAM is a youth-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults ages 18-29. It’s a chance to meet other 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults, hang out, and enjoy an activity. Events will rotate weekly with Games Night, Movie Night, Craft Night, Coffee House and Open Mic Night.

2109 Ottawa Street, Unit #216
Windsor, ON N8Y 1R8
Phone: 226-348-3378
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Education/Workshops, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Sexual Health

The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy aims to provide culturally respectful and sensitive programs and strategies to respond to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic among Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario, through promotion, prevention, long-term care, treatment and support initiatives consistent with harm reduction principles.

OAHAS offers the following support services:
Pre & post-test counselling
Health & HIV/AIDS treatment information & referrals
Support relating to HIV/AIDS discrimination issues, including referrals to legal supports
Assistance in accessing food, clothing and shelter
Assistance in obtaining and/or replacing identification
Access to traditional medicines & supports
Assistance to & from appointments
Family support
Grief counselling

Pride Collective/Organization

Kincardine Pride is an all-volunteer local organization. Its mission is to promote Kincardine as an LGBTQ-positive community by hosting an annual family-friendly Pride Parade and Celebration in beautiful downtown Kincardine, as well as other events throughout the year.

Kincardine, ON