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Drop-in/Support Group

We provide LGBTTQ+ services and resources to our communities to support families and individuals. Our services include:

Training and education for service providers, schools and organizations in Ottawa* to create welcoming, inclusive and equal spaces for LGBTTQ+ families and individuals
Rainbow Family Art and Play afternoons for LGBTTQ+ families and their young children
Support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative, gender fluid, non-binary, trans children and youth
Support group for youth who identify as gender fluid, trans, two-spirit, gender diverse, non-binary
Special LGBTTQ+ family events
Information, referral and supports for LGBTTQ+ families and individuals
Counselling services for LGBTTQ+ adults

312 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group, Newcomer/Refugee Support

Express is a safer weekly community group where we honor your journey.

Build community with other youth from across the globe and find community resources to help you:

-rebuild your life in a new country;
-navigate your refugee claim process;
-discuss challenges about your connections with family, friends and community back home;
-find an income;
-make the most of OW (Ontario works);
-make the most of what money you have;
-budget for sending money back home;
-access safer housing;
-navigate the shelter system;
-talk about food health and wellness;
-get used to the weather;
-understand how school works in Canada;
-apply for study and work permits;
-find employment support;
-deal with culture shock and unmet expectations;
-celebrate your identities, cultures and histories; and
-connect to helpful people and services.

Food and TTC tokens provided.

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Phone: 647-730-3311
Website:
Education/Workshops, Mental Health

Join our voice classes for trans folks to explore your vocal identity and learn vocal health techniques and strategies. You will also have the opportunity to perform as a group or as a soloist in our final showcase! Food and tokens provided. Registration required. Contact Jhona (jbinos@egale.ca) for registration details.

489 Queen Street East, Lower Level
Toronto, ON M5A 1V1
Phone: 416-359-0237
Website:
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Health Services, Labour Employment Program, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Sexual Health, Website/Online Support, Crisis/Distress

Ongoing individual counselling; suicide prevention, intervention and postvention care; same-day crisis counselling; homelessness and housing supports; and drop-in space for LGBTQ2S youth up to age 29, providing meals, basic necessities, and TTC tokens.

All counselling and programming are grounded in client-centered, strengths-based, anti-oppressive framework. Case management support includes connection with emergency shelter and housing solutions; assistance with applying for government health and social assistance programs including OW, ODSP and OHIP; help with obtaining government-issued identification and/or amending sex markers on official documentation; coaching on resumes, job searches and employment agency referrals; and exploration of educational and learning opportunities, including high school, post-secondary and trades programs.

Once a month we receive a visit from a queer and trans-friendly Nurse Practitioner who provides healthcare and referrals and can connect participants with a GP if they don’t already have one.

Wheelchair accessible.

489 Queen Street East, Lower Level
Toronto, ON M5A 1V1
Phone: 416-359-0237
Website: