Since 1987, ACCKWA has provided HIV support and prevention services in the Waterloo Region. We provide support to people living with HIV, community development services, education and outreach to key populations, clinical services, and a needle-syringe program.
We are a student-run committee at Queen's University. Our purpose is to create a safe environment for individuals on Queen's campus and in Kingston of all sexual/romantic orientations and gender identities. EQuIP strives to create a fun, welcoming and educational community for queer and queer-positive individuals.
The Cyborg Circus Project is a Trans and Disability-led, Disability Justice focused community arts and social service organization for disabled young people aged 16-35. We are queer and trans led, and explicitly a space that supports disabled youth who are multiply marginalized. No formal diagnosis is required to participate in our programs and we include youth with any disabilities into our programs including physical disability, sensory disability, learning disability, mental health disability, chronic pain, chronic illness and those who are beginning to question if they have a disability/illness. Get in touch to find out about upcoming programs or follow us on social media.
Free arts-based drop-in program for youth ages 12-18.
Victoria Road Rec Centre: Birch room (3rd floor)
Support group for parents and tutors of gender creative kids, offered online for people outside of Montréal and in person
We provide a 24 hour, toll-free pregnancy options and sexual health information line, including abortion referrals.
Our 408-HELP (4357) line provides telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and their most vulnerable. Highly-trained volunteer responders (with the support of professional staff) connect with callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our team provides callers with emotional support and crisis intervention when they are socially isolated, marginalized, struggling with chronic mental health problems, in distress, attempting to navigate family violence or in need of emergency response or suicide prevention + intervention + postvention.
Our 408-HELP (4357) line provides:
Emotional support service for those with chronic mental health problems
Support & crisis intervention services for those currently experiencing distress or crisis
Family violence response
Suicide prevention services
Emergency intervention and response
Canadian Suicide Prevention Service
- PHONE AND TEXT SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN CRISIS AND/OR SUICIDAL
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is a national, dedicated crisis and suicide phone and text service. Live Phone and Text is a safe, confidential, one-on-one conversation with a highly-trained empathic responder. The CSPS Text services is available to anyone and is a good option if you're not comfortable using the phone. Our text service allows you to take your time to process what you want to say, work through how you are feeling, and communicate with privacy in a way that is comfortable for you or where others cannot overhear you.
Our responders are available to support you regarding all issues related to crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. We are here to help! Our service is confidential and the name you offer can be an alias.
HOW TO CONNECT VIA TEXT AND PHONE
Text is available from your mobile phone from 4:00 pm to 12 midnight daily and is accessed by dialing 45645. You will need to complete a pre-chat survey and agree to terms and conditions of service and a responder will be available to you. Please remember to complete the post-text survey as well. In addition to our text service, you can always call our Toll Free 24-hour crisis and/or suicide phone lines. We are here to listen to your feelings and concerns and support you. CALL TOLL-FREE 1.833.456.4566
In partnership with United Way and Red Cross, The Get REAL Movement has developed a new program to connect 2SLGBTQ+ youth with affirming counselling services. Eligible participants will receive six virtual counselling sessions with a trans-identified Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW), at no cost to them. They will need to have access to a device and connection to have their sessions through.
Participants are Ontario youth who self identify as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or are questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. They could be looking for support around identity, coming out, family, anxiety, mood, stress, academics, social worry, etc. If this limited-session program is not deemed to be an appropriate fit, the social workers will recommend and refer to alternative options wherever possible.
If there is a large amount of interest in the limited number of spots, priority will be given to youth facing additional barriers to supports and services, including youth who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, those unable to pay for counselling services, or youth without affirming supports in their region.
We are so excited to be able to support our communities in this new way. For more information or to apply to access counselling, please email SocialWork@thegetrealmovement.com
This program is a Clothing Exchange is open to all genders/gender identities and sexuality though priority is given to Trans, Gender Diverse and GRSM Communities. The goal for TransTrade Peel is to give trans and non-binary folx the chance to be comfortable in their own bodies and clothes.
To stay up to date about when our next clothing exchange is, follow on social media or check the website.
Many Trans, Gender Diverse and GRSM folx are marginalized and low or no income, for those purchasing clothing and accessories that match their gender identity or true-self is out of their financial situations.