Our 408-HELP line provides telephone support to individuals in the community. Highly-trained volunteer responders (with the support of professional staff) connect with callers and texters from our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you are in crisis or need emotional support - Please call our 408-HELP line now at 416-408-4357 or text us at 45645. If this is an emergency - Please call 911.
We also provide in-person individual and group support for survivors of suicide and homicide loss.
We are a grassroots collective of 2SLGBTQ+ folks who believe in the creative radicalness of collective imagination. Together, we are dreaming of and creating a future, within the Brantford community where we are all safe and can thrive. As a collective we are guided by the political history of Pride as a movement, and by our experiences as queer people living in Brantford.
In the third week of June, we host an annual week-long celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ community in Brantford.
We also host an LGBTQ2SA+ Youth Drop-In for folks aged 12-24 every 2nd Friday from 5pm-8pm (parents welcome). Follow on Facebook for more details! https://www.facebook.com/BrantYouthPride/
Comprehensive health care services: primary care providers/family doctors accepting new patients.
HIV care: PrEP, HIV testing, treatment, counselling, etc.
trans health: hormone therapy initiation as well as surgery referrals and assessments
Doin’ It is a sex-positive, queer-positive, pleasure-positive, body-positive sexual health resource for youth in Waterloo Region. The Anonymous Text Line answers questions about sex, sexuality, and sexual health for youth in Waterloo Region, provides referrals to other local resources, and supports youth with sexual health related decision making.
Legal services for young people under 18 and homeless youth under 25 in Ontario.
SAEFTY Ottawa (Support And Education For Trans Youth Ottawa) is an independent organization created and run by and for trans and gender diverse youth. We aim to bridge the gap between trans and gender diverse people of all ages, by giving them the chance to connect in a space that is free from transphobia, homophobia, heterosexism, sexism, racism, ableism, islamophobia, colonialism, and other forms of oppression. Some events may intentionally centre on youth who are younger (eg. elementary school aged) or older (eg. high school aged and beyond), but all events are open to trans people of all ages. As a community organization, SAEFTY is committed to providing a safer space for all trans and gender diverse youth where they can meet and connect with each other in a non-medical environment. We aim to provide positive and relatable role models to trans kids and youth in a supportive space where they can be themselves.
The Youth Sexual Health Action Group (YSHAG) is a group of youth who strive to create safer spaces that foster an open dialogue about relationships and sexual health for diverse youth in Waterloo Region. We meet weekly to discuss how to improve youth specific resources, to work on closing the gap between the school board equity and inclusion policy and student experiences of inclusion, or lack thereof, in their education and to work on their own self-led projects.
Youth Under the Rainbow is a Drop-in for rainbow youth ages 13 through 18. Hang out, bring friends, and make new ones in a casual, LGBTQ2S-friendly setting. Refreshments provided!
The group meets every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at SPECTRUM.
The Gay/Bi/MSM Men's Clinic is a sex positive & stigma free environment open to all men who have sex with other men, seeking clinical and health services including sexual health testing and treatment, physical exam, HRT, access to PrEP, vaccinations, one-on-one support, harm reduction and other health services.