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.
Réseau ACCESS Network is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization, committed to promoting wellness, harm and risk reduction and education. Réseau ACCESS Network supports individuals and serves the whole community, in a comprehensive / holistic approach to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction and related health issues
Monthly peer support meetings for LGBTQ2S youth and adults, and/or their family members, in Pembroke, Renfrew and Arnprior. Telephone support and information line. In Transition Clothesline to provide clothing for transgender kids, youth and adults in need. Community events and presentations.
Pathways to Education is a community base program that supports youth living in the Rideau Heights and Inner Harbour neighbourhoods of Kingston to graduate from high school and move on to post-secondary education, vocational training or meaningful employment. We offer opportunities to low-income youth to become engaged in their learning and become leaders in their communities.
The program focuses on helping high school youth through tutoring, mentoring, financial support, and advocacy.
The Pathways to Education program offers:
• Academic tutoring sessions in all subjects
• Mentoring activities including field trips, campus tours, YMCA memberships, training and skill-building opportunities
• Financial incentives such as school lunch vouchers and No Frills grocery cards
• Post-secondary scholarships for $500 for each year enrolled in the program
up to $2000 after four years
• Assistance with career exploration and planning post-secondary options for all students