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.
Mental health and substance youth support for all youth aged 17-25.
LGBTQ2S+ specific services:
1) S.A.G.E. (Support Around Gender Experience) --peer support group for trans youth ages 13 to 25. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Contact email@example.com for more information.
2) Kaleidoscope--peer support group for all LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 13 - 25, in partnership with NGen Youth Centre.
3) LGBTQ2S+ Concurrent Disorders Clinician--individual counselling for LGBTQ2S+ youth who struggle with mental health and addictions concerns, in partnership with Good Shepherd Youth Services.
-A program for young people living with and affected by HIV led by young people living with HIV. Our goal is to help you obtain a happier, healthier life where you're engaged and active with your peers and community.
-We also offer the Poz Allies program which is an 8-week educational-based support group for HIV negative people who are friends, family, partners, front line workers, or allies of the HIV community.
2SLGBTQIA+ Mentoring for children and youth, age up to 15 years old, through art, and recreational programming. Family counselling support around gender and sexual identity, workshops and training for community on issues pertaining to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Peer activity groups for children and youth age up to 15.
Pieces to Pathways (P2P) is a peer-led initiative offering Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth (ages 16-29).
All of our staff are queer and/or trans-identified and have their own experiences of substance use and recovery.
Our program is open to all LGBTTQQ2SIA youth ages 16-29 who are concerned about their substance use, or are interested in exploring their relationship to substances.
A drop-in group for LGBTQQ2SAI+ young adults. A chill, affirming and safer space for folks to gather socially and express creatively through activities, discussion and more. Offered in partnership with EGALE Youth Outreach (EYO). For more infortmation, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prevention Engagement Action and Knowledge (PEAK) Project is an initiative of Planned Parenthood Toronto that aims to educate and inform youth about HIV/AIDS through interactive activities. Our volunteers are trained to facilitate activities and workshops that engage participants in conversations about HIV, prevention, and stigma. Workshops are for youth, by youth and are and are facilitated by our youth volunteers.
Social group for trans/gender independent children and youth and their families/caregivers. We run a unicorn club drop-in for ages 6-12, a youth drop-in for 12-25 and a parents/caregivers group that meets at the same time in a separate space.