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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

Individual counselling

Young people we work with may need support with issues related to: gender identity and/or sexual orientation, relationships with romantic partners, family, peers or community, or the impact of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, transmisogyny and other forms of oppression (such as racism or ableism) on their mental health. They may also need support during a life transition. We serve youth who are struggling with depression or anxiety, or confronting traumatic experiences, including childhood abuse or family violence. We help clients make sense of and build resilience to cope with a variety of complex struggles. At the same time, youth are encouraged to explore and embrace their own individuality and identity.

65 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Drop-in/Support Group, Website/Online Support

•Ongoing peer support group for parents and caregivers of transgender youth and young adults
•Provides support and education, reduces isolation and stress, and shares information, including strategies for dealing or coping with disclosures
•New members welcome, feel free to drop-in; no RSVP is required

65 Wellesley Street East, 3rd Floor CTYS Group Room, BUZZ Code: 1100, extension 271
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Grassroots Community Group

If you are between the ages of 9 and 21 and identify as 2SLGBTQ+, then this program was created just for you! You get to hang out with an adult mentor who also identifies as 2SLGBTQ+. Your mentor can walk beside you as you achieve your goals in life, overcome challenges, try new things, and have fun. Your mentor will understand what it means to be 2SLGBTQ+ and will support you and celebrate your wonderful self!

You will get to hang out with your mentor for 2-4 hours once a week, every week. During your hang outs, you and your mentor can engage in fun activities that you both enjoy. These activities could include going to the movies, playing board games, going to Pride events, skating, hiking, video games and/or whatever you both enjoy.

The PRISM program also offers group programming. You get to hang out with other youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ in your community and experience all sorts of fun activities that are paid for by the agency,

787A Dundas St
Woodstock, ON N4S 1G1
Phone: 519-537-6404
Drop-in/Support Group

ODE: Remembered Voices is a two-spirit/LGBTQ+ Indigenous Youth led group within the Greater Toronto Area. ODE runs programming primarily on Friday evenings out of the 519 Community Centre who generously donates space to us to run our drop-ins which usually consist of dinner together at 5:00 p.m., followed by group programming beginning at 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

519 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Phone: 416-392-6874
Grassroots Community Group

Toronto Gaymers welcome all LGBTQ+ and allied geeks and gamers. We are primarily a social group providing inclusive safe spaces for gaming (tabletop, board, card, PC, console) as well as related culture expression (cosplay, anime, pride). We strengthen local community and commercial relationships via our events including cafe and pub socials, conventions, outreach events, and much more!

Toronto, ON
Phone: 647-235-5454
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Health Services, Mental Health, Sexual Health


-Doctor or nurse practitioner to address any health concern
-Sexual health info, pregnancy testing and options, birth control, STI testing, emergency contraception, vaccines and more
-Mental health supports including counseling and timely referrals to partner agencies
-Translation services available

- Unison Health and Community Services also offers a range of FREE counselling and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, intersex, queer or questioning individuals. We provide a safe environment where individuals can work on their goals and overall well-being. For this program contact: 416-645-7575 ext. 2050

501 Oakwood Ave
Toronto, ON M6E 2W8
Phone: 647-798-0441

HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) provides programs, services, education, and support to people who are living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Guelph, Wellington County, Dufferin, Grey and Bruce Counties. Services include a rapid and anonymous HIV testing service, online and in-person outreach, and peer-led drop-ins for youth and trans folks. We use an inclusive, sex-positive, anti-oppressive, and client-centered framework for all of our programs and services!

110- 77 Westmont Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 5J1
Phone: 519-780-5298
Drop-in/Support Group

This group is a weekly drop in for queer and trans youth who just want a space to hang out and feel safe. There will be group activities every week that can include socializing, creating, art, playing games, sharing experiences, and making new friends.

Please note: this is not a space to discuss issues around mental health or trauma. If you are experiencing these challenges, we certainly encourage you to connect with one of our social workers who can individually work with you to address these challenges.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Drop-in/Support Group

This space is for those underneath the trans umbrella - transfeminine, transmasculine, genderqueer, nonbinary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, gender fluid, gender flux, gender questioning - anyone who is not cisgender.

Please note: this is not a space to discuss issues around mental health or trauma. If you are experiencing these challenges, we certainly encourage you to connect with one of our social workers who can individually work with you to address these challenges.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Drop-in/Support Group

This space is for those underneath the queer umbrella - lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, skoliosexual, asexual, aromantic, queer, questioning, etc. This is a group for those who are transgender as well as cisgender - essentially, anyone who is not heterosexual.

Please note: this is not a space to discuss issues around mental health or trauma. If you are experiencing these challenges, we certainly encourage you to connect with one of our social workers who can individually work with you to address these challenges.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Sexual Health, Sports and Fitness

Provides primary healthcare to the residents of Niagara Falls along with health promotion programs and community development services including LGBTQ2+ Support. Patients have access to family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a dietitian and social workers. There is also a Health Promotion team that provides community programs and outreach support. Open to the community.

Services include:
* Primary Health Care Services
*LGBTQ2+ Support - one-on-one, group programming, education
* Counselling
* Health Promotion Programs
* Outreach support
* Caring For My COPD program
* Birth Certificate Clinic
* Smoking cessation support - individual and group support

4790 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C2
Phone: 905-356-4222
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

aces & aros is an online hub for connecting with ace and aro communities. On our site, you can find a map of local community groups, a calendar of events, and a wealth of resources.

Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW), Sex Work


We provide free, confidential, and non-judgemental 24 hour support to all survivors of violence including female-identified, male-identified, and members of the transgender community. We advocate against violence in the community at large and promote prevention through community education.

Free individual and group counselling, and a 24 hour crisis line

1515 Rebecca St suite 227
Oakville, ON L6L5G8
Phone: 9058253622
Legal Support

The Queer Justice Project is designed to address unmet legal needs of the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit [‘queer’] community in Hamilton. It serves as a resource for education, system navigation, and access to justice for queer people. This is a francophone project that has an accompanying English component, and centres the experience of community members living in the margins and intersections. This includes queer newcomers, queer people with disabilities, queer street workers, queer people of colour and Two Spirit people. This community historically and presently has experienced the law as a tool of oppression, and this project aims to educate how the law can be wielded in an empowering way.

The queer community faces disproportionate legal burdens and challenges and the Queer Justice Project works to address this issues. These can include identity document changes (including modifying Indian status cards), intimate partner violence, human rights abuses and discrimination. Further, it is not unusual for members of the queer community to experience legal problems tied to their gender and sexual identity. These can include issues relating to housing, employment, family, immigration and refugee claims, criminal charges and end of life planning.

The project employs three strategies to support queer people in Hamilton:

Training for community groups, service providers and legal workers
Public legal education that is culturally sensitive and delivered with accessibility and creativity in mind
Informed and direct legal support and services for disadvantaged queer clients

100 Main Street East, Suite 203
Hamilton, ON L8N 3W4
Phone: 905-527-4572
Drop-in/Support Group

The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works to promote safer, braver, positive spaces at Humber College and offers a dedicated space at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for folks to connect with one another, access resources, and build community.

205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
Phone: 416-675-6622
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group

Transcend is a social and support group for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender questioning children and youth. These meetings take place at the same time as a group for parents/guardians/caregivers of trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender questioning children and youth meet in another room in the same location to discuss how to help support their children.

20 Education Court
Hamilton, ON L9A 0B9
Phone: 289-237-8336
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group

Peer support for parent/families of LGBTQ2S+ youth.
Support meetings for LGBTQ2S+ persons.
Telephone support 7 days/week, 9am-9pm.
Email support.

200 Wolverleigh Blvd
Toronto, ON M4C 1S2
Phone: 416-406-1727
Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

Connecting York Region's 2SLGBTQ+ residents and resources - offers an event calendar, resource directory, social networking, news, information, discussion and more.

York Region, ON
Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

Connecting Durham Region's 2SLGBTQ+ residents and resources - offers an event calendar, resource directory, social networking, news, information, discussion and more.

Durham Region, ON
Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

Connecting Simcoe County's 2SLGBTQ+ residents and resources - offers an event calendar, resource directory, social networking, news, information, discussion and more.

Simcoe County, ON

PSI has been traveling throughout the province of Ontario to deliver free workshops to staff members, from front-line workers to senior management and board members, on how to create welcoming spaces in their agencies that are inclusive and free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) aims to support the settlement sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, genderqueer, etc.) newcomers. PSI encourages training, education, leadership and resource-sharing to support LGBTQ+ newcomers, staff, volunteers and community members.

110 Eglinton Ave. West, 200
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Phone: 416-322-4950
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

York Pride organizes year-round events as well as one of Canada's fastest growing regional Pride Week Festivals, staged each June to celebrate Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) residents throughout York Region, Ontario. York Pride is run exclusively by a team of dedicated volunteers and representatives from local community organizations.
Our mission is: to organize festivals, events, entertainments and other initiatives which, in the context of sexuality and gender identity, across York Region and beyond, illuminate and celebrate human diversity, captivate the general public, inspire inclusivity and foster harmony and acceptance.

York Region, ON
Phone: 905-235-3186
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group

YRGSA North is the next generation drop-in space for LGBTQ2S youth and their allies in the north of York Region. YRGSA is an abbreviation for: York Region Gay-Straight Alliance.

We offer a dynamic way for teens and young adults to socially interact and build meaningful relationships while learning how to navigate resources within the community, access peer to peer support, or to kick back and relax in a welcoming open space.

With ever-expanding programming our monthly meetings, special events and excursions are definitely not to be missed!

Newmarket Recreation Youth Centre, 56 Charles St
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1S7
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group, HIV/AIDS

Building Safer, inclusive social and recreational spaces for the 2SLGBTQ+ Community in York Region. Opportunities to build social networks, organize and participate in recreational activities. Get information and resources about health and social services. Harm reduction and sexual health education. Lending library of queer literature. Volunteer and leadership opportunities. Peer learning and wellness promotion groups. Programs are peer led and peer directed

10909 Yonge Street, Suite 203
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3E3
Phone: 647-381-9199
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Education/Workshops, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, Website/Online Support

ACDR youth outreach programs aim to reduce new HIV infections among youth priority groups through peer-to-peer education and engagement, by increasing knowledge of HIV and safer sex, building capacity through community and leadership, access to free condoms, and making changes in behaviour over time. Opportunities for volunteering, free sexual health workshops to any or group who ask, and judgment-free information. Although the office is in Oshawa, the programs are virtual and region-wide.

115 Simcoe St South
Oshawa, ON L1H 4G7
Education/Workshops, Employment Support

By connecting and collaborating with education, health care and employment providers, the Xperience Annex supports youth ages 18-29 in achieving their goals. Our youth navigator understands the challenges youth face and helps them prepare them for their future by creating pathways to community services and employment. The Xperience Annex is a partnership initiative between the City of Hamilton and community partners, with funding from the Local Poverty Reduction Fund. This is not a 2SLGBTQ specific program.

55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health

We provide 2SLGBTQI+ services and resources to our communities to
support families and individuals. Our services include:
- Professional development training and education on 2SLGBTQI+ Inclusive Practices for service
providers, schools and organizations,
- Rainbow families art and play drop-in for 2SLGBTQI+ families & families with gender creative children ages 0-6,
- Support groups for parents and caregivers of gender creative,
non-binary, and transgender children of all ages,
- Arts-based social group for youth (11-17) who are trans,
non-binary, gender diverse
- Special family events
Information, referral and supports for 2SLGBTQI+ families and
- Counselling services with 2SLGBTQI+ identified counsellors (sliding fee scale)

312 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

Monthly peer support meetings for LGBTQ2S youth and adults, and/or their family members, in Pembroke, Renfrew and Arnprior. Telephone support and information line. In Transition Clothesline to provide clothing for transgender kids, youth and adults in need. Community events and presentations.

Pembroke, ON
Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health


No name and no health card. All that is linked to you is your year of birth and a six digit testing number. We are one of 50 anonymous testing services in Ontario, but the only one in London, operating multiple testing sites across the city. To book an appointment call (519) 673-4427 or text JP at 519-709-5903
We will respond to you Monday to Friday within 24 hours.

659 Dundas Street, London ON, N5W 2Z1
London, ON N5W 2Z1
Phone: 519 673 4427
Drop-in/Support Group

Open Closet is a drop-in social support group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth between 14 and 18 years of age. The group started in early 2002 and has served more than 1,100 youth since its inception. OC is open to youth from each of the six counties RHAC serves - Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. The group includes discussions related to coming out, queer identities and histories, survival strategies, safer sex and healthy relationships. We also bring in guest speakers, do arts-based activities, and provide information about sexual health, harm reduction and referrals to relevant community services and supports on an as-needed basis.

#30-186 King St.
London, ON N6A 1C7
Phone: 519-434-1601