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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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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
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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
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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
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Education/Workshops

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
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Sports and Fitness

LGBTQ positive bowling on Sunday afternoons, from September - May. This is not a youth-specific space or group.

Fredrick Bowling Lanes
Kitchener, ON N2H 2P2
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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
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, Mental Health

We provide LGBTQ+ services and resources to our communities to support families and individuals. Our services include:
Free training and education for service providers, schools and non-profits serving Ottawa to create welcoming, inclusive and equal spaces for LGBTQ+ families and individuals
Rainbow families art and play afternoons for LGBTQ+ families with young children
Support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative, non-binary, transgender children, youth & young adults
Arts-based group for youth (11-17) who are trans, non-binary, gender diverse
Special LGBTQ+ family events
Information, referral and supports for LGBTQ+ families and individuals
Counselling services for LGBTQ+ adults with an LGBTQ+ identified counsellor

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. We do not subscribe to Caller ID or Call Display and have no other service that allows us to track where you are calling from. To book an appointment call (519) 673-4427 or text Richard (226) 235-1247
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
Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line

BeanBagChat offers free, safe, and engaging support from a professional counsellor. It is an online front door to connect to mental health resources, peer support and professional counselling.

Through the BeanBagChat app, participants can connect with an Access Counsellor Navigator from Stella's Place and receive confidential, anonymous support through text messages.

54 Wolseley St
Toronto, ON M5T 1A5
Phone: 6477978583
Health Services, Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a range of services and information for people in the Ottawa area to make healthy decisions about their health, bodies and relationships. Education, counselling, information, and referral services are provided in a safe environment, free of judgment, with a full understanding of options and choices that best suit you.

222 Somerset St. W., Suite 404
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G3
Health Services, HIV/AIDS

Réseau ACCESS Network is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization, committed to promoting wellness, harm and risk reduction and education. Réseau ACCESS Network supports individuals and serves the whole community, in a comprehensive / holistic approach to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction and related health issues

111 Larch Street, 4th Floor
Sudbury, ON P3E 4T5
Phone: 705-688-0500
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Health Services, Mental Health

Pieces to Pathways (P2P) is a peer-led initiative offering Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth (ages 16-29).

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. Our mission is to provide seamless, comprehensive and effective harm reduction services and a full range of addictions treatment services that are amenable to an individual’s needs and goals. We have always operated on a non abstinence or ‘harm reduction’ approach, which forms the philosophical basis for all our work, in reducing harm and enhancing the health of our clients.

21 Strickland Avenue
Toronto, ON M6K 3E6
Phone: 437-349-0434
Health Services, Mental Health

A clinic with a NP and social worker to provide service to the transgender community. We can help with counselling, navigating resources, name and sex designation change forms, medical transition, and surgical referrals.

263 Weller Ave
Kingston, ON K7K 2V4
Education/Workshops

Pathways to Education is a community base program that supports youth living in the Rideau Heights and Inner Harbour neighbourhoods of Kingston to graduate from high school and move on to post-secondary education, vocational training or meaningful employment. We offer opportunities to low-income youth to become engaged in their learning and become leaders in their communities.
The program focuses on helping high school youth through tutoring, mentoring, financial support, and advocacy.

The Pathways to Education program offers:
• Academic tutoring sessions in all subjects
• Mentoring activities including field trips, campus tours, YMCA memberships, training and skill-building opportunities
• Financial incentives such as school lunch vouchers and No Frills grocery cards
• Post-secondary scholarships for $500 for each year enrolled in the program
up to $2000 after four years
• Assistance with career exploration and planning post-secondary options for all students

263 Weller Ave.
Kingston, ON K7K 2V4
Phone: 613-507-7107
Mental Health

Maltby provides community-based mental health and autism services to children and youth in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A).

We provide counselling and resource support for kids, youth and families around any issue and we have dedicated supports for LGBTQ+ folks, including individual or family counselling.
Services available:
*walk in locations
*virtual and phone sessions
*counselling and therapy
*intensive services
*parent education and capacity building
*translation services for languages other than English or French

Youth 12 and up can access services without guardian consent.

31 Hyperion Court
Kingston, ON K7K 7G3
Phone: 613-546-8535
Sexual Health

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE

Hassle Free Clinic is a community-based clinic providing medical and counselling services in all areas of sexual health. It is the largest anonymous HIV test site in Canada, and is one of the country’s busiest sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics. The clinic strives to maintain an informal atmosphere, delivering services in a timely, non-bureaucratic manner. A fundamental principle of service delivery is a non-judgemental, supportive attitude to the treatment of sexual health concerns. The women/trans clinic provides birth control, pregnancy testing, abortion referrals, STI and HIV testing and counselling and other services related to sexual and reproductive health.

66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5B1G3
Phone: 416 922 0566
Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health

Friends of Ruby is a drop-in and counselling centre located in Toronto's Corktown. We provide meals, activities, support groups and community for vulnerable LGBTQI2S youth 16-29. We also offer no-cost, low-barrier, one-on-one counselling, as well as support with gender identity or transition, and help accessing housing, health care and employment.

489 Queen Street East - Lower Level
Toronto, ON M5A 1V1
Phone: 416-359-0237
Legal Support

IRQR provides guidance about the resettlement process and helps individuals to plan and anticipate the challenges ahead. Members of IRQR who have come from similar situations guide applicants through the process. This support is vital to the physical and mental well being of the refugee applicants and helps ensure better integration and a greater chance of success in their new life. We helping Iranian and Afghan LGBT refugees who are in Canada and provide support to ALL queer refugees who are in Turkey.

Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-985-7456
info@irqr.ca
Website: http://IRQR.ca
Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health

Provides Drop in programs and mental health supports for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 12-24 and 6-24 in our ConnecTions program in Halton.

504 Iroquois shore rd
Oakville, ON L6H 3K4
Phone: 289-208-0886
Education/Workshops, Sexual Health

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE.

Totally outRIGHT Toronto is a free sexual health leadership program for young, gay, bi, trans, non-binary, queer men and nonbinary folks. Totally outRIGHT Toronto provides you with sex-ed information tailored for young queer guys in a way that lets you look at your general well-being and happiness as you define it. Our guest faculty present with real life experiences and facts and we help you figure out what that means for you.

One recent grad described Totally outRIGHT Toronto's broad-based approach to sexual health as "the guide every queer guy coming out needs to thrive in life." Discover what it’s like to learn with a group of peers and talk together about improving your life and community while making some new friends along the way.

For more info: https://www.actoronto.org/programs-services/totally-outright-toronto

543 Yonge Street, Fourth Floor (located on the east side of Yonge, just south of Wellesley and W
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5
Phone: 416-340-8484
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Shelter/Transitional Housing, Sports and Fitness

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome.

-Youth Dropin-Recreation/Culture/Employment and Training/Education
-Mino Maaziwin-Harm reduction
-Case Managers
-Housing Worker
-Homes for Good- Housing followup worker
-Transitional House

16 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
Phone: 416-964-9087
Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

Creating 2SLGBTQ+ Events for our queer community and allies in the Grey-Bruce Simcoe Region

Managing the only comprehensive calendar for all local queer events (including local PFLAG meetings, etc). Downloadable Google Calendar Available.
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=ZmVtbWVzLmZldGVzLmFsc0BnbWF...

Website's "Local Supports" page has supports for 2SLGBTQ+ Community categorized by:
-local supports
-mental wellness and crisis supports
-physical health supports for specialized 2SLGBTQ+ issues

Grey-Bruce, ON
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Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group

The project supports Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ folxs though connection and community activities in the Friendship Centre that support overall well-being.

Provides support for anyone that identifies or is questioning as gender/sexually diverse. Can also facilitate family or relationship circles and other activities and events to support community.

1045 3rd Ave W
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W6
Grassroots Community Group

We plan Pride in Dryden, ON, we also plan to create an online/print resources database for community members.
We do a lot of partnering in the community to support 2SLGBTQIA+ people in our small town.
We also support the local High School's GSA: RADish we haven't met in a while due to COVID-19, many of our events last year were online

Dryden, ON
Phone: 807-223-3301
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