Counselling is for women 14+ individually. There’s a young women’s program for ages 14-18, and an adult women’s program for those 18+. Appointments can be booked over the phone or by email.
Counselling is confidential and free. We can also do hospital, police, and court accompaniments.
OK2BME is a set of free, supportive services for LGBTQ2+ identified children, teens and their families in Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of three unique areas including confidential counselling services, an OK2BME Youth Group for individuals 12-18 as well as public education, consulting and training around LGBTQ2+ issues.
speqtrum hamilton is a for youth, by youth organization providing meetup and community building opportunities for queer, trans, and two-spirit young people 17-29. We provide monthly Social and Active meetups, and skill building workshops.
The Studio is an arts & crafts and games based Drop In program for all youth, age 12-21, that prioritizes the needs of marginalized youth, particularly LGBTQ+ youth and youth of colour; engages in anti-oppressive community building; and provides workshops, 1 on 1 support & referrals regarding mental health, education, housing, and employment.
The Youth Wellness Centre works with youth ages 17-25 who are struggling with mental health and substance use concerns. We have staff who are from the LGBTQ2S+ community on our team and all our staff provide a safe(er) space for LGBTQ2S+ youth. Our psychiatrists have expertise in working with trans youth in particular, and we provide trans peer support. Some of our other programming is described in separate records (for example: SAGE--peer support group for LGBTQ2S+ youth, 'Scope--peer support group for LGBTQ2S+ youth, and an LGBTQ2S+ Concurrent Disorders Clinician).
PFLAG Renfrew County offers support and information for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. All are welcome at our monthly coffee/support meeting - a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space. These meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. at 464 Isabella St., Rm. 107, Pembroke. We also offer a telephone support/information line, as well as free presentations throughout Renfrew County on LGBTQ+ issues and identities, and how to be an ally.
We provide testing for STIs including throat and rectal swabs, as well as, HIV rapid testing. We refer for PREP and PEP treatment. We work closing with 2SLGBTQ youth groups. We work closely with HARS Kingston.
Salaam Canada is a national volunteer-run organization that creates spaces for LGBTQ Muslims. All regional groups hold socials/meetups and some run discussion groups. Toronto's discussion group is held on the last Tuesday of the month from 630-8pm at The 519. Other regional groups can be found in Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.
We provide one on one counselling, client advocacy and groups for victims/survivors of Sexual Violence free of charge to anyone 14 yrs. & over.
We also have a 24 hour Crisis Line: 807-344-4502