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
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.
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 (email@example.com) for registration details.
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.