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LGBT YouthLine's referral database is for in-person and/or location-based organizations, collectives, and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario.

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Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health

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.

160 Traders Blvd E Suite 100
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K7
Phone: 905-890-5222
ybb@aysp.ca
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

TG Innerselves offers one on one and group support for trans and non-binary people and family members. We run weekly trans social support groups, and a biweekly group for parents, family members, and loved ones. Our direct client service support is available by phone or online for people who are unable to meet with us on site. We offer education services including workshops, presentations, and staff training to organizations, schools, and businesses that are looking to create safer and affirming spaces for trans and non-binary people. Our catchment area expands from Muskoka to James Bay, and from the Quebec border to White River.

95 Pine St
Sudbury, ON P3C 1W9
College/University Campus Group

Queer Sphere is a committee under the Diversity & Equity Office that promotes the awareness, acceptance and social advocacy for Queer members on campus with the aim for students to meet and socialize with their peers, as well as to impact the university in a positive way. Regular events and meetings include discussions, games night, movie night and guest speakers.

95 Darling St
Brantford, ON N3T 2K7
Phone:
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support

The objective of this program is to bridge in settlement agencies’ response to 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers. The program will provide a safe space through a drop in program for 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers to receive responsive services and information regarding settlement with a 2SLGTBQ+ lens, strengthen social networks, and decrease isolation.

3038 Hurontario Street , Suite 206
Mississauga, ON L5B 3B9
Website:
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group

Are you a trans, gender non-binary or genderqueer youth 29 years old or younger?

Trans Fusion Crew is a weekly drop-in group to explore, learn about and share experiences of gender and everything else. TFC is a welcoming and supportive space for all of your different trans and non-binary gender experiences.

-discuss what’s on your mind about: gender, (a)sexuality, coming out, different ways of transitioning, race and being trans, finding community, issues with family, your mental/ physical/emotional health, housing, referrals;
-express yourself through arts-based activities;
-hear from trans mentors;
-have low-key outings in the city, such as going to movies and visiting Toronto Island;
-participate in our book club; and
-celebrate yourself and each other.
Food and TTC tokens provided.

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Phone: 647-730-3312
Drop-in/Support Group

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.

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Phone: 647-730-3300
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group

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
Drop-in/Support Group

The SOY Melanin Linx Project is a new initiative to SOY and was created out of the specific needs of our Black queer and trans youth. This project seeks to match LGBTQ youth with a Black, LGBTQ mentor to support youth with developing life skills, building resiliency and strengthening connection to their various communities.

This program is black identified LGBTQ+ mentors over 24 years old, and Mentees under 24 years old.

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Phone:
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops

Spectrum is a safe and positive drop-in space open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender, two spirit and questioning (LGBT2SQ+) youth ages 12-24.
Youth will experience:
One on one support
Knowledge of LGBT2SQ+ youth
Accurate up to date sexual health information
Hear guest speakers who identify as LGBT2SQ+
Friendships
A place where they find acceptance
Fun through art, board games, and movie nights

10 Lorne Crescent
Sarnia, ON N7S 1H8
Phone: 519-344-2841
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people of all ages, races and abilities.

For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBTQ+ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world, through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings.

401 Richmond St. West, Suite 219
Toronto, ON ON
Phone: 416-977-6847
Website:
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Employment Support, Legal Support

Previously known as Windsor-Essex Transgender & Allied Support or W.E Trans Support.
The mission of Trans Wellness Ontario is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of transgender, gender queer, two spirit, gender non-binary, sexual diverse and gender and sexual questioning communities and their families, by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

The Bridge is a volunteer grassroots committee that works to identify and address inequities that are experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit + (LGBTQ2S+) communities with Brantford and Brant County. We work to promote acceptance and inclusion, primarily through our Safer Spaces trainings, and access to accurate information including up-to-date lists of LGBTQ2S+ friendly spaces and programs, resources and organizations that support diverse sexual and gender identified communities

Brantford, ON
Phone:
College/University Campus Group

Pride Central is a lobbying, advocacy, peer support, and referral service centre that provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer students and community members. Open to the whole community, Pride Central acts as a resource library and education centre with a focus on ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The centre acts as a safe and supportive environment where you can engage with your own identity, connect with others, and flourish as an informed person passionate about social justice!

Suite UC-0019 c/o Lakehead University Student Union 955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Phone: 807-343-8813
Drop-in/Support Group

GenderQuest is a support and social group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and two-spirit adults. This is a diverse, peer-led social group for those at any stage of transition: come share, learn, and socialize in a safer space. All trans, two-spirit, and gender-diverse people are welcome to attend. Join Taryn and others who are on their gender quest!

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

(Currently in-person)
Every Friday, a diverse and dynamic group of youth (13-19) meet at Kind Space for an evening of low-pressure hanging out. During the Pandemic we have been on our Kind Space Youth Discord Server. Care, support and harm reduction are a key practice at Café Q and is run by Jo and their support facilitators. Join other youth for game nights, events or to check in with friends and mentors.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Grassroots Community Group, Education/Workshops

Camp fYrefly is a summer arts-based leadership retreat designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, and questioning youth, (LGBTQ2S+) and planned in part by a committee of the same youth it seeks to serve.

1600 Westbank Dr
Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2
Phone:
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group

Queering Faith is a discussion group for diverse queer people who experience a variety of different faiths. This group is also those in the process of reclaiming, resettling or repairing from faith, while being proudly queer or 2SLGBTQIA+. This group works to dismantle religious based harm; pursue intersectional justice; celebrate all queer people who experience faith and spirituality; and be a gentle sharing space in your independent journey! This group will have a max restriction of 10 people to start in-person. Contact Chris and Jonathan at queeringfaith@kindspace.ca if you have questions or wish to join

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

(Currently online through Zoom)
Polybilities is an open forum for exploring relationship dynamics beyond the standard societal norms (i.e., monogamy). The Pandemic has changed the way the community engages in life, love and relationships during this time. Join Christiane and Anona as we come together to share our stories, experiences, strategies and healthy relationships during a pandemic and beyond. This space will be centring 2SLGBTQIA+ Folks, but is to all polyamous folks.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

BIPOCALYPSE Now! is a closed film discussion group that is open to all those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Ottawa. Join Kado and Jade explore and discuss new and older films with psychological, physical and intellectual horror and thrillers that are directed by and/or starring people of colour. We decompress with refreshments and share thoughts, post reflections and conversations on tropes, colonialism, and other themes.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

(Currently online through Zoom)
Queer Amore aims to create a comfortable space to gather and talk about issues related to being bisexual, pansexual, bi-curious and questioning. Queer Amore with Ben and Tova, takes a fresh look at exploring and enjoying your sexuality. Previously known as BiAmore, this group strives to be a safe space for those who are processing their identity or want to meet others who are on their journey.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
College/University Campus Group

PCC is a student-run service provided by the MSU that aims to challenge oppressive social attitudes and norms, patriarchy, homo/trans/bi/lesbophobia, and the like, at the systemic level.

PCC provides a contact point for McMaster students that may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or any of the other diverse identities that make up our community. We offer educational programming and access to resources of interest, as well as peer support and a physical space for students to meet and socialize with each other. As advocates for gender & sexual diversity, the PCC’s mandate upholds that 2SLGBTQ+ students are entitled to a safe and supportive campus, absent of homophobia and transphobia, where the expression of one’s gender & sexual identity is welcomed and respected.

MUSC 221, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4
Education/Workshops, Pride Collective/Organization

School’sOUT! has a whole new look! Thanks to grants though Canada Summer Jobs, we have 3 summer employees working with us this summer. Windsor Pride Community will be hosting a series of educational and fun workshops offered to 2SLGBTQIA youth groups and 2SLBGTQIA-friendly groups (participants aged 13-25) in the Windsor and Essex-County areas to help empower & support youth. The focus is on improving knowledge and skills in…

Advocacy // amplify your voice, target a specific audience for your cause, being a good ally, public speaking tips, and using inclusive language

Community Building // the importance of networking, accessibility, building a successful movement, dealing with burn out, and resources

Digital Collaboration // using social media outreach, hashtags, gaining media recognition, and graphic design basics

… and so much more. We welcome requested topics and focused training.

111 Wyandotte Street West
Windsor, ON N9A 5W8
Phone: 519-973-4656
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Newcomer/Refugee Support

PSI is intended to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative consists of several overlapping components, including a robust Advisory Committee, a diverse Champion program, a living and ever-changing in-person and online curriculum, as well as an active community-grounded approach to create sustainable structures.

The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.

The Positive Spaces Initiative is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the immigrant- and refugee-serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative is grounded in the understanding that LGBTQIA+ newcomers are often a part of multiple communities, and seek welcoming service regardless of age, race, cultural community, faith or religion, disability, gender, status, etc. The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.

Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, etc. (LGBTQIA+) immigrants, refugees, and newcomers are able to access culturally inclusive services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Everyone can work to create Positive Spaces by challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, monosexism, and cissexism.

110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
psi@ocasi.org
Education/Workshops, Health Services

Healthcare and social service providers, and trans and gender-diverse individuals working together to increase the capacity of Hamilton’s healthcare system to deliver high-quality gender-affirming healthcare. We provide workshops, networking, and resources for providers, and service navigation to assist trans and gender-diverse people in connecting with gender-affirming care and transition-related resources.

Hamilton, ON
Phone:
info@hthc.ca
College/University Campus Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops

THIS SERVICE IS NON QUEER, TRANS, AND LGBTQ SPECIFIC

The Wellness and Equity Centre is a safer space, welcoming all students of Algonquin College, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, disability status, or any other factors. The Wellness and Equity Centre is focused on student well-being, and all the factors that can impact that. The Centre is open to everyone!

B102 - 1385 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2G1V8
Health Services, HIV/AIDS

Support services including anonymous, confidential counselling for individuals, couples, and partners of individuals with HIV * case management and referral, buddy program, support groups, health and wellness programs * insurance benefits clinic * income tax clinic * weekly hot lunch programs -- registration required * workshops, community forums and social support events.

For support services, call to arrange an intake appointment, or drop in to speak with counsellor on call * for other services, drop in, call or visit website.

543 Yonge St, 4th Fl
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5
Phone: 416-340-2437
Health Services, HIV/AIDS

ASAAP is committed to providing culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services for people from South Asian and other related communities who are living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions.

Our programs and services are delivered in culturally appropriate ways while simultaneously challenging the discomfort many have in talking about sexuality and sexual health. We acknowledge the many social determinants of health and our work often overlaps with issues of racism, gender equity, housing, violence, mental health and employment. We are always learning, growing and building stronger partnerships with organizations and people.

We also have 3 closed programs that are for specific South Asian Races:
Dosti is a social and support group for South Asian men who like men. For more info, contact Robbie at menshealth@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 226.

Snehithan is a social and support group for Tamil men who like men. For more info, contact Rohith at peer@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 227.

Lassi is a social and support group for young (16-29) South Asian guys who like guys. For more info, contact Rohith at peer@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 229.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER:
•Workshops on HIV/AIDS, Healthy Relationships, Anti-Homophobia and Gender Equity
•Health Forums for Communities and Service Providers
•Multilingual Sexual Health Resources
•Referrals to HIV Testing Services (Confidential and Anonymous)
•Outreach at Community Spaces
•Peer Support Groups & Resources for Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer & Questioning Men
•Free Condoms and Lube

120 Carlton St, #315
Toronto, ON M5A 4K2
info@asaap.ca
Education/Workshops, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health

The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization that offers services and education to people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant.

Programs:

The Rainbow Youth Collaborative acts as a youth advisory committee to the QTYC. We are made up of LGBTQ2S+ youth who want to be involved in policy and community level projects. As a group we connect with the service providers in Hamilton, and are available to provide them feedback on their policies and services.

The RYC also takes on its own community side-projects, decided and driven by the youth at the table and assisted by the Project Coordinator.

If you are a youth (10-29) who identifies as a part of the LGBTQ2S+ community and would like to receive RYC emails or join the collaborative, please email Suzanne Todd-Kane at qtycpc@aidsnetwork.ca.

140 King St. E. Suite 101 (lower level)
Toronto, ON L8N 1B2
Education/Workshops, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE

Men4Men aims to enhance the lives of gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men by reinforcing self-esteem and personal empowerment through sexual health education and resources. Beginning in 2010, we have provided a number of services in Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Through the delivery of tailored and targeted health promotion we hope to engage the community in person and online in spaces that hold meaning for us as a community. We continue to expand throughout our region. Volunteers are always welcome. Some of our services include:

Men4Men Clinic

The Men4Men Clinic is a partnership with Hamilton Public Health Services that provides free sexual health services to Hamiltons diverse communities of gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men, whether they are cis or trans. We run a monthly full-service sexual health clinic at The AIDS Network on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm-8:00pm, and provide rapid anonymous HIV testing in various outreach venues such as bathhouses, bars, campgrounds and special events.

140 King St. E. Suite 101 (lower level)
Toronto, ON L8N 1B2
Drop-in/Support Group

A set of support services for, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTTIQQ2S+) people in Peel Region. Our services aim to promote healthy, safe, and proud LGBTTIQQ2S+ communities by providing support and resources, reducing social exclusion and improving access to health and social services.

Our services include:
•support and social drop-ins
•One-to-one support and referral sessions
•Confidential phone, email and facebook contact
•Primary health care that strives to be inclusive to trans and gender diverse people
•Advocacy around trans and gender diverse issues
•Referral to trans and gender diverse positive services including counseling
•Consultations with service provider allies and families of trans and gender diverse folks
•Collaboration with community organizations on joint initiatives including education and trainings

7-2555 Dixie Road Unit 7,
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C4