Supporting Our Youth (SOY), a program of Sherbourne Health, is a set of health promotion services and programming centered on supporting the health and wellbeing goals established by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized and newcomers to Canada.
We support your goals, strengths, resourcefulness and success through a range of programs. We have a range of drop-in and community groups and events, including Black Queer Youth, Trans Fusion Crew, Express for Newcomers, and Intersections, which includes programming focused around art and health. We occasionally also have openings in our Internal Housing program, if you are in need of housing.
As part of our Goal Planning Service, we provide one-on-one support. Guided by your goals, we work with you to restore, maintain and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
We have five Youth Resource Workers/YRWs in our Goal Planning Service/GPS, each with a different focus:
YRW - Black Queer Youth
YRW - Newcomer & Refugee Youth
YRW - Trans & Non-Binary Youth
YRW - Internal Housing Program
YRW - Youth In Transition (youth who are or were involved in the Child Welfare System)
We also have Mentorship programming. SOY Connect matches a LGBTQ+ mentee with an adult mentor in the community. For more info you can contact Verlia Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanin Linx connects LGBTQ+ Black youth, with a Black, LGBTQ+ mentor. You can search the database for more info, or contact Afi Browne email@example.com
A joint position between Good Shepherd and Youth Wellness Centre that provides free one-on-one ongoing mental health and addictions support to 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Hamilton and surrounding area.
Out on the Shelf is Guelph's only volunteer- run LGBTQ2+ library and resource center. We offer a warm friendly environment to enjoy monthly social programs, events and over 3000 titles written by and/or for LGBTQ2+ people.
Rainbow Service Organization (RSO) is committed to promoting, advocating, and celebrating the interests of the Queer, Questioning, Lesbian, Bisexual, Two-Spirited, Transgender, and Gay community in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. We offer events, connect people to resources, and promote other community events.
A new monthly arts-and-crafts group for people who identify as both queer (or questioning) AND Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, or racialized. Casual space. All ages. Snacks provided. Currently hosted at the Art Gallery of Mississauga until the end of May.
This is a trans positive and trans-affirming group.
Provides information, support and resources to agencies working with youth and adults regarding sexuality and gender diversity-related issues. Group presentations, referrals and direct support to youth and adults. Provides support and resources for schools starting Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. Offers recreational activities and special events for youth and allies including the annual Pride Prom.
Trans/Gender Questioning Youth Group is a social support group for gender diverse youth aged 14-19 years. Youth will have the opportunity to meet other trans and gender questioning youth for discussion, movies, guest speakers and snacks. Transportation provided if needed.
Genderquest support group is for transgender/genderqueer individuals or those questioning their gender identity aged 18 and over. This group is 8 weeks and interested participants must register
OUTniagara supports our local LGBTQ2+ community and beyond by amplifying the voices of our community, acting as a public policy advocate and helping to build relationships within the community. Our website offers a community calendar capturing local 2SLGBTQ+ community group activities. Our website also provides information on all of the local groups in the area: http://outniagara.org/