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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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Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health

Clinic services at Gay Zone are provided by Ottawa Public Health.

All services provided at Gay Zone and other Sexual Health Clinic locations are free and confidential.
•Information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
•STI testing and treatments
•Confidential or anonymous HIV testing
•Vaccination (click here to find out if you are eligible for publicly-funded vaccines)
•Counselling and partner notification
•Free condoms (you can also order them online!)

** IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ONTARIO HEALTH CARD: please call us at 613.234.4641 before coming to the clinic

179 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9
Phone: 613-234-4641
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support

reachOUT is a creative, inclusive & accessible program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, gender nonconforming and queer (LGBTTGNCQ) people in the Greater Toronto Area. In particular, we recognize the needs of youth and adults who experience multiple oppressions and work to create spaces with and for people who are traditionally excluded from mainstream services, including people of colour, trans, two-spirit and gender nonconforming people, and disabled people. We are committed to social justice, community building, education and advocacy to increase access, visibility and to strengthen our communities. As part of equitable representation, our staff team reflects the diversity of our queer, trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming communities with the majority of our team members identifying as Black, Indigenous and people of colour. We offer:
•Individual and family counselling for youth 12-18
•Consultation and training to service providers and external agencies
•Accessible workshops
•Drop-in groups
•Outreach services
•Arts programming
•Sports and recreational activities

1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16
Toronto, ON M3J 3J6
Phone: 416-222-1153

Practical and emotional support and advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS including counselling and support groups for women, men and youth, vitamins and supplementary drugs, drop-in, clothing exchange, emergency child care, interpretation and translation, community kitchen * prevention, education and outreach -- culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS workshops, events and activities in various languages for individuals, community groups and service providers, including ProjectM for Muslim girls and women 14-29 years * literature in 8 languages

526 Richmond St E, 2nd Fl,
Toronto, ON M5A 1R3
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health

The Investigaytors is a free, volunteer training program for young gay, bi, queer, trans, and 2-Spirit men in Toronto who are interested in learning more about research. No prior experience required! The Investigaytors equips young guys with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the field of gay men’s health research, and provides fun and interactive opportunities to apply these skills and gain practical research experience.

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Room 350 & 352, 246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V4
Health Services, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line

Consumer/survivor drop-in resource centre offers:

* Peer based programs
* Support for consumer/survivors
* Support to families and friends of those living with mental health issues
* Peer outreach to support persons experiencing a mental health crisis who is also having housing issues
* A home base and meeting place for self-help groups
* Educational series evening workshops
* Monthly calendar of events
* Information resources
* Volunteer Opportunities with ongoing training
* Use of the facility's equipment (computers/phone/fax/photocopier)
* Computer use to assist with housing search

The Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Service - non-crisis telephone peer support line for individuals or family members * answered by consumer/survivors * provides informal support and resource information in the Central LHIN

10121 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7
Phone: 705-435-0054
Drop-in/Support Group

We are a Trans* peer support group located in St. Catharines, Ontario. Our primary purpose is to provide the Trans* community in the Niagara region with access to information, resources, and the companionship of others like ourselves. Our meetings are held at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Silver Spire United Church located at 366 St Paul St. in St. Catharines. Everyone is welcome, including partners and allies. Whether you need support, or have support to offer, we welcome you.

St. Catharines, ON
Addictions/Harm Reduction, HIV/AIDS

To create safe, confidential, and inclusive spaces and services in York Region where people can access dignified support and meaningfully engage in self-determined pathways to well-being. We envision an informed, healthy, stigma-free and compassionate community. We offer specialized and combined programs for:

People living with HIV/AIDS (newly diagnosed to long-term survivors)
People affected by or at risk of HIV and Hep C
People who use drugs
People who identify as 2SLGBTQ+
People supporting vulnerable and marginalized community members

351 Hedge Road
Sutton, ON L0E 1R0
Phone: 416 553 5650

UforChange provides you with the opportunity to nurture your creative passions by choosing one of three creative streams taught by some of Toronto’s most talented artists. What’s more, you will have the chance to collaborate with other creative people, participate in a series of original creative classes and have real field opportunities. You will get to work on real film sets, DJ at events and walk in fashion shows put on by UforChange or our partners.

The creative stream is for young people ages 16-29 who are dedicated, hard working and looking to enhance their creativity.

688 Richmond Street West, Suite 304
Toronto, ON M6J 1C5
Phone: 647-478-4591
Drop-in/Support Group

Join us every Thursday for a drop in 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Board Games, Art, Video Games, Couches, Button Making, Connect with Peers.
Free Food, TTC Tokens Provided

or Friday from 4-7pm
Workshops on writing, performing, film making, spoken word and fine arts. Free food, TTC Token Provided.

50 Sousa Mendes St
Toronto, ON M6P 3Z5
Phone: 647-906-0393
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group

Rainbow West is a safe and welcoming drop-in space for LGBTQ2S+ youth in West Toronto. Through this program, we seek to deliver regular peer-driven activities including social events, workshops, and trips to queer and trans youth in the area. The drop-in sessions are held on a bi-weekly basis from July 17th onwards from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

1541 Jane Street (Jane Street Hub)
Toronto, ON M9N 2R3
Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Website/Online Support

Ontario Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf (ORAD) is a not for profit organization serving Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing people who are LGBTTIQQ2S* communities in the Province of Ontario. Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf exists to coordinate social events, and provides educational and social outreach workshops through our LGBTTIQQ2S communities. To coordinate events and activities for the Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, and hearing people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, bisexual-curious, straight-curious, and queer positive, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender, religion, ethnic background or abilities. To represent and encourage the growth and advancement of the ORAD community within the Province of Ontario as a whole. To provide referral resources to individuals during the coming-out process, and to attempt through educational and social outreach to reduce the promulgation of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, biphobia, lesbophobia, audism and any other forms of discrimination and racism.
*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Two-Spirited.

Toronto, ON
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

Trauma sensitive yoga for queer and trans youth 16-24 years old.
•no experience necessary
•youth need to have individual counselling/support in place to participate (not necessarily from CTYS)

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Drop-in/Support Group

•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
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health

Join us for a free and empowering summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth and allies! Free food, trips, activities and workshops.

185 Fifth Street
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5
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 L6L 5G8
Phone: 905 825 3622
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