Our LGBTQ+ youth drop-in programs are a safer space for LGBTQ+ youth can come together and hang out. We have workshops, games nights, guest speakers and more! All our drop-ins are free and three hours in length. Please see the drop-in schedule below.
Youth are all asked to sign in with their name and an emergency contact when they arrive. There is always snacks and often meals provided. We begin drop-ins with a check-in circle. We always review our safer spaces agreement, go through any announcements and then chill or do an activity the rest of the evening.
PFLAG Canada Durham Region supports all persons within our reach with their journeys through gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. We seek to provide education and resources to the greater Durham community to help encourage inclusion, diversity and equity.
We are the only direct 2SLGBTQI support service provider in the Durham Region.
The Prevention Engagement Action and Knowledge (PEAK) Project is an initiative of Planned Parenthood Toronto that aims to educate and inform youth about HIV/AIDS through interactive activities. Our volunteers are trained to facilitate activities and workshops that engage participants in conversations about HIV, prevention, and stigma. Workshops are for youth, by youth and are and are facilitated by our youth volunteers.
-A program for young people living with and affected by HIV led by young people living with HIV. Our goal is to help you obtain a happier, healthier life where you're engaged and active with your peers and community.
-We also offer the Poz Allies program which is an 8-week educational-based support group for HIV negative people who are friends, family, partners, front line workers, or allies of the HIV community.
Project Youth AFFIRM seeks to integrate identity affirmation with cognitive-behavioural interventions that are already known to work. This combined intervention is presented in the form of eight sessions targeted at LGBTTQQ2SA* youth and geared towards reducing risky sexual behaviour and depression.
AFFIRM is a eight module, manualized intervention. It is focused on reducing depression and improving coping and sexual self-efficacy for LGBTTQQ2SA* youth by providing them opportunities to develop identity cognition (self-awareness, identifying risk), mood (recognizing the link between thoughts and feelings), and behaviour (identifying strengths and ways of coping), as well as equipping them with the tools to manage and influence those factors by themselves.
Rainbow Services provides counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit and intersex people who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol. Our services are available to individuals with a variety of goals, including those who want to try to quit, cut down, or who would just like to gain more awareness about their drinking or drug use.
Health & Wellness offers University of Toronto students a wide range of medical and mental health services to help support them in achieving their personal and academic best.
Social group for trans/gender independent children and youth and their families/caregivers. We run a unicorn club drop-in for ages 6-12, a youth drop-in for 12-25 and a parents/caregivers group that meets at the same time in a separate space.
The Triangle Program hosts wonderful LGBTQ2+ youth who are in need of a smaller and safer space where they can find and build community. We strive to reflect our students’ experiences in an LGBTQ2+ and social justice-focused curriculum. We offer caring and flexible supports to help our students earn their high school diploma.
We are a high school program under the Toronto District School Board. We offer a lunch program, social worker supports, and free supplies and field trips.
PWA engages people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and we inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.