Brantford Pride Week is an annual event that runs during the third week of June.
The Brantford Pride Committee is a grassroots group, working to mobilize around issues affecting the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Brantford, while holding space to celebrate and honour the 2SLGBTQ+ community!
Black Queer Youth (BQY) is a weekly drop-in group where we celebrate Black queer and trans spectrum people’s experiences and accomplishments. It is a space dedicated to your creativity and desires. It is a safer space for you express your whole self.
-Explore what gender or (a)sexuality means to you.
-Connect to Afro-centric health and wellness supports.
-Share skills and talents with peers and group mentors.
-Find support to achieve your short and long term goals.
-Food and TTC tokens provided.
Black CAP is an organization that works to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is spreading quickly in Toronto’s Black communities and we believe that our work is more important than ever.
The Youth Beyond Barriers (YBB) Program provides confidential services for youth who identify within 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The YBB Program provides group support, individual counselling, and consultations and trainings to the larger community.
Groups: The YBB group brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth to share their experiences and talk about issues that matter to them. The group offers support and education on a range of relevant issues and topics. Topics covered include current events related to queer and trans communities, relationships, and embodiment of sexualities and genders. It is an open group that operates year round. There are currently 2 active groups running: one in Mississauga and one in Brampton.
Counselling: Individual counselling allows youth to explore their identities and lived experiences, and uncover ways of moving, operating, and thinking that are helpful in their lives. The counselling component is community-based and utilizes a strengths-based, client centred approach. Additionally, support can be provided for parents/caregivers of youth involved in the program
Trainings/Workshops: The Youth Beyond Barriers Program provides a series of educational trainings and helps organize and support community events that raise awareness around queer and trans issues. Through the workshops, participants can expect to start thinking about how sexual orientation and gender identity interact with other parts of identity, to explore their own roles in oppressive systems, and think about how to create Anti-Racist, 2SLGBTQ+ affirming spaces. These workshops are designed as interactive, youth-focused, and are developed from a strength-based perspective.
We provide LGBTQ+ services and resources to our communities to support families and individuals. Our services include:
Free training and education for service providers, schools and non-profits serving Ottawa to create welcoming, inclusive and equal spaces for LGBTQ+ families and individuals
Rainbow families art and play afternoons for LGBTQ+ families with young children
Support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative, non-binary, transgender children, youth & young adults
Arts-based group for youth (11-17) who are trans, non-binary, gender diverse
Special LGBTQ+ family events
Information, referral and supports for LGBTQ+ families and individuals
Counselling services for LGBTQ+ adults with an LGBTQ+ identified counsellor
The Pride Centre is a safe, open, inclusive, non-discriminating space for all students of Algonquin College no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Pride Centre is a drop in space that provides a safe and welcoming environment and offers peer support, resources, events, education, and more.
A free, weekly drop in settlement workshop, Thursdays from 4:30-7pm for newcomers, refugees and immigrants who identify as part of the LGBTQIA spectrum. Dinner included!
Through this program, you can also get access to 1 on 1 settlement support, counselling, and primary health care at Access Alliance.