QueerEvents.ca is a central portal for all LGBT2Q+ events, resources and opportunities across Southwestern Ontario. Our programing and initiatives aim to provide safe and inclusive spaces specifically for the queer community which include House of Anansi, Queer Prom for Youth, Queer Family Playtime and much more.
SACHA supports survivors of sexual assault while working to end violence in our community.
SACHA's Programs are:
24 Hour Support Line
Counselling and Advocacy
Diverse Communities Outreach
Counselling is for men 18 and older on an individual basis. Appointments can be booked over the phone or by email. Counselling is confidential and free. We can also do hospital, police, and court accompaniments.
Counselling is for women 14+ individually. There’s a young women’s program for ages 14-18, and an adult women’s program for those 18+. Appointments can be booked over the phone or by email. Counselling is confidential and free. We can also do hospital, police, and court accompaniments.
Taylor the Turtle
Taylor the Turtle is a sexual abuse prevention program for children. It teaches them their rights surrounding their bodies and how to handle situations when they do not feel safe. Taylor the Turtle is a program that can be run by staff. It consists of a presentation and a workshop.
SPACE Kenora is a weekly youth group for LGBT2S+ youth and allies.
We provide harm reduction services including safer injection and safer inhalation supplies. We also provide overdose response training and supply naloxone kits. Information on safer drug using and overdose prevention is also available.
Confidential, Anonymous, non judgemental listening to worried, troubled, isolated, lonely and suicidal callers. Phone line answered by trained volunteers. This is a telephone resource for people who are distressed or in crisis.
A support group for HIV positive youth ages 13-29 to connect with other youths in their areas that’s living with HIV.
speqtrum hamilton is a for youth, by youth organization providing meetup and community building opportunities for queer, trans, and two-spirit young people 17-29. We provide monthly Social and Active meetups, and skill building workshops.
The Youth Wellness Centre works with youth ages 17-25 who are struggling with mental health and substance use concerns. We have staff who are from the LGBTQ2S+ community on our team and all our staff provide a safe(er) space for LGBTQ2S+ youth. Our psychiatrists have expertise in working with trans youth in particular, and we provide trans peer support. Some of our other programming is described in separate records (for example: SAGE--peer support group for LGBTQ2S+ youth, 'Scope--peer support group for LGBTQ2S+ youth, and an LGBTQ2S+ Concurrent Disorders Clinician).