Building Safer, inclusive social and recreational spaces for the 2SLGBTQ+ Community in York Region. Opportunities to build social networks, organize and participate in recreational activities. Get information and resources about health and social services. Harm reduction and sexual health education. Lending library of queer literature. Volunteer and leadership opportunities. Peer learning and wellness promotion groups. Programs are peer led and peer directed
PSI has been traveling throughout the province of Ontario to deliver free workshops to staff members, from front-line workers to senior management and board members, on how to create welcoming spaces in their agencies that are inclusive and free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) aims to support the settlement sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, genderqueer, etc.) newcomers. PSI encourages training, education, leadership and resource-sharing to support LGBTQ+ newcomers, staff, volunteers and community members.
By connecting and collaborating with education, health care and employment providers, the Xperience Annex supports youth ages 18-29 in achieving their goals. Our youth navigator understands the challenges youth face and helps them prepare them for their future by creating pathways to community services and employment. The Xperience Annex is a partnership initiative between the City of Hamilton and community partners, with funding from the Local Poverty Reduction Fund. This is not a 2SLGBTQ specific program.
No name and no health card. All that is linked to you is your year of birth and a six digit testing number. We are one of 50 anonymous testing services in Ontario, but the only one in London, operating multiple testing sites across the city. We do not subscribe to Caller ID or Call Display and have no other service that allows us to track where you are calling from. To book an appointment call (519) 673-4427 or text Richard (226) 235-1247 or Destini (519) 719-4448. We will respond to you Monday to Friday within 24 hours.
Open Closet is a drop-in social support group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth between 14 and 18 years of age. The group started in early 2002 and has served more than 1,100 youth since its inception. OC is open to youth from each of the six counties RHAC serves - Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. The group includes discussions related to coming out, queer identities and histories, survival strategies, safer sex and healthy relationships. We also bring in guest speakers, do arts-based activities, and provide information about sexual health, harm reduction and referrals to relevant community services and supports on an as-needed basis.
The Studio is an arts & crafts and games based Drop In program for all youth, age 12-21, that prioritizes the needs of marginalized youth, particularly LGBTQ+ youth and youth of colour; engages in anti-oppressive community building; and provides workshops, 1-on-1 support & referrals regarding mental health, education, housing, and employment.
BeanBagChat is an app that offers free, safe, and engaging support with:
online peer support and/or counselling from partner organizations
online mental health support tools
a path to face-to-face peer support and counselling at partner organizations
Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a range of services and information for people in the Ottawa area to make healthy decisions about their health, bodies and relationships. Education, counselling, information, and referral services are provided in a safe environment, free of judgment, with a full understanding of options and choices that best suit you.
Pieces to Pathways (P2P) is a peer-led initiative offering Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth (ages 16-29).
Our program is open to all LGBTTQQ2SIA youth ages 16-29 who are concerned about their substance use, or are interested in exploring their relationship to substances. Our mission is to provide seamless, comprehensive and effective harm reduction services and a full range of addictions treatment services that are amenable to an individual’s needs and goals. We have always operated on a non abstinence or ‘harm reduction’ approach, which forms the philosophical basis for all our work, in reducing harm and enhancing the health of our clients.