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.
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.
Provides information, support and resources to agencies working with youth and adults regarding sexuality and gender diversity-related issues. Group presentations, referrals and direct support to youth and adults. Provides support and resources for schools starting Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. Offers recreational activities and special events for youth and allies including the annual Pride Prom.
Trans/Gender Questioning Youth Group is a social support group for gender diverse youth aged 14-19 years. Youth will have the opportunity to meet other trans and gender questioning youth for discussion, movies, guest speakers and snacks. Transportation provided if needed.
Genderquest support group is for transgender/genderqueer individuals or those questioning their gender identity aged 18 and over. This group is 8 weeks and interested participants must register
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 (woman abuse, 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 a community calendar capturing local 2SLGBTQ+ community group activities. Our website also provides information on all of the local groups in the area: http://outniagara.org/
2SLGBTQ+ support resource at the University of Ottawa. Throughout every semester, the Pride Centre hosts a wide range of events and activities that are open to all members of the university community.
Come by the Pride Centre anytime during open office hours and
get to know new people
share your experiences
watch a movie
have a bite to eat
play some games
browse our library
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday – 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
York Region’s Sexual Health Clinics provide the following services in a non-judgmental environment:
•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.
York Region also has the street outreach Van (see York.web site for more information or call to speak to a Sexual Health Line nurse re. services such as needle exchange)
Ongoing individual counselling; suicide prevention, intervention and postvention care; same-day crisis counselling; homelessness and housing supports; and drop-in space for LGBTQ2S youth up to age 29, providing meals, basic necessities, and TTC tokens.
All counselling and programming are grounded in client-centered, strengths-based, anti-oppressive framework. Case management support includes connection with emergency shelter and housing solutions; assistance with applying for government health and social assistance programs including OW, ODSP and OHIP; help with obtaining government-issued identification and/or amending sex markers on official documentation; coaching on resumes, job searches and employment agency referrals; and exploration of educational and learning opportunities, including high school, post-secondary and trades programs.
Once a month we receive a visit from a queer and trans-friendly Nurse Practitioner who provides healthcare and referrals and can connect participants with a GP if they don’t already have one.