Friends of Ruby is a drop-in and counselling centre located in Toronto's Corktown. We provide meals, activities, support groups and community for vulnerable LGBTQI2S youth 16-29. We also offer no-cost, low-barrier, one-on-one counselling, as well as support with gender identity or transition, and help accessing housing, health care and employment.
Weekly Wednesday drop in from 2-5pm
office hours Monday - Friday 10-5pm harm reduction pick up
informal counselling, referrals and harm reduction supplies
1-3rd Friday Indigenous drop in 3-5pm (indigenous only participants)
2nd Tuesday of the month 3-4pm Trans/Non binary group
2nd Tuesday of the month 6-8pm Mens sexwork drop in
All are programs are for person in the sex industry
Nightstop is a voluntary service for young people experiencing crisis that prevents homelessness through community housing. We support young people aged 16-26 years, who have nowhere safe to sleep for the evening, by placing them in a volunteer's spare bedroom for the night. Our volunteers act as "Hosts" and take in a young person who does not have a safe place to stay for the night, providing them with a safe and private place for the evening, a warm meal, access to a shower and laundry facilities, as well as providing breakfast and a packed lunch the following day. All Nightstop volunteer Hosts have been trained, screened and vetted.
Youth can anonymously and confidentially talk to a trained counselor over the phone or through live chat. Also, Resources Around Me database allows youth to search for resources in their community like Counselling and Mental Health Support, Sexual Health Support, Housing Support, Legal Support, Job Help, and more. Also provides crisis support.
The Investigaytors is a free, volunteer training program for young gay, bi, queer, trans, and 2-Spirit men in Toronto who are interested in learning more about research. No prior experience required! The Investigaytors equips young guys with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the field of gay men’s health research, and provides fun and interactive opportunities to apply these skills and gain practical research experience.