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
We will be running serveral programs within the new year on a weekly basis to create consistency
Weds (Mental Health Group)
Thursdays Or Tuesdays ( Potluck with Queer tv viewings, Dodgeball/Yoga/ HIV Doula / Harm Reduction group)
Canadian Parents of Trans & Gender Diverse Kids is a support group for parents and guardians of gender diverse children, youth, and adults, including those who are two-spirit, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, gender fluid, gender creative, or gender-questioning!
Parents canadiens d'enfants trans est d'un groupe d'entraide pour les parents/les tuteurs d'enfants, de jeunes, et d'adultes de divers genres: bispirituels, transgenres, non-binaires, créatifs dans le genre, ou qui se questionnent sur le genre.
This group is focused on non-judgemental support and information sharing. This is a 'secret' group, which means that membership is completely secret - only other members know who is part of this group, and only members can see what is posted. In order to maintain a safe place for everyone, members are asked to keep confidential any identifying details, including photos, shared in this group.
Il s'agit d'un group d'entraide et de l'échange d' information. Il s'agit un groupe secret, ce qui veut dire que le droit de voir la liste des membres et les publications de ce groupe est limité aux membres. Les responsables de ce groupe vérifieront les identités des membres. Au but de garder la sécurité du groupe, on prie aux membres de maintenir la confidentialité des détails personnels, y compris les photos, partagées dans ce groupe.