An art community focused on 2SQTBIPOC creatives in Tkarón:to (Toronto) and the GTA
Provides primary healthcare to the residents of Niagara Falls along with health promotion programs and community development services. Patients have access to family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a dietitian and social workers. There is also a Health Promotion team that provides community programs and outreach support. Open to the community.
* Primary Health Care Services
* Health Promotion Programs
* Outreach support
* Youth Outreach Services and Programs
* Caring For My COPD program
* Birth Certificate Clinic
* Smoking cessation support - individual and group support
NFCHC runs an LGBTQ+ Youth Group from September to June, Mondays 4-5:30pm. Other LGBTQ+ Youth Events throughout the summer as well.
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.
Toronto Gaymers welcome all LGBTQ+ and allied geeks and gamers. We are primarily a social group providing inclusive safe spaces for gaming (tabletop, board, card, PC, console) as well as related culture expression (cosplay, anime, pride). We strengthen local community and commercial relationships via our events including cafe and pub socials, conventions, outreach events, and much more!
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
OQRA is a social and informal support group for QTBIPOC. OQRA offers the chance to connect with other racialized LQBTQIA2+ folks in a private and empowering community setting where confidentiality is valued. If you are looking for community please contact to a staff member at The SPACE for more information!
If you are between the ages of 9 and 17 and identify as LGBTQ2IA+, then this program was created just for you! You get to hang out with an adult mentor who also identifies as LGBTQ2IA+. Your mentor can walk beside you as you achieve your goals in life, overcome challenges, try new things, and have fun. Your mentor will understand what it means to be LGBTQ2IA+ and will support you and celebrate your wonderful self!
You will get to hang out with your mentor for 2-4 hours once a week, every week. During your hang outs, you and your mentor can engage in fun activities that you both enjoy. These activities could include going to the movies, playing board games, going to Pride events, skating, hiking, video games and/or whatever you both enjoy.
We provide free, confidential, and non-judgemental 24 hour support to all survivors of violence including female-identified, male-identified, and members of the transgender community. We advocate against violence in the community at large and promote prevention through community education.
Free individual and group counselling, and a 24 hour crisis line
The Queer Justice Project is designed to address unmet legal needs of the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit [‘queer’] community in Hamilton. It serves as a resource for education, system navigation, and access to justice for queer people. This is a francophone project that has an accompanying English component, and centres the experience of community members living in the margins and intersections. This includes queer newcomers, queer people with disabilities, queer street workers, queer people of colour and Two Spirit people. This community historically and presently has experienced the law as a tool of oppression, and this project aims to educate how the law can be wielded in an empowering way.
The queer community faces disproportionate legal burdens and challenges and the Queer Justice Project works to address this issues. These can include identity document changes (including modifying Indian status cards), intimate partner violence, human rights abuses and discrimination. Further, it is not unusual for members of the queer community to experience legal problems tied to their gender and sexual identity. These can include issues relating to housing, employment, family, immigration and refugee claims, criminal charges and end of life planning.
The project employs three strategies to support queer people in Hamilton:
Training for community groups, service providers and legal workers
Public legal education that is culturally sensitive and delivered with accessibility and creativity in mind
Informed and direct legal support and services for disadvantaged queer clients
The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works to promote safer, braver, positive spaces at Humber College and offers a dedicated space at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for folks to connect with one another, access resources, and build community.