LBTQ Info Resources

519 Church Street Community Centre

The 519 is a meeting place and focal point for its diverse downtown communities. Within a supportive environment, it responds to the needs of the local neighbourhood and the broader Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTTQ) communities by supplying resources and opportunities to foster self-determination, civic engagement and community participation.

Website: www.the519.org

 

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS

Africans in Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (APAA), is committed to the provision of HIV/AIDS education in a linguistically and culturally sensitive context. APAA believes that a supportive environment is essential to the well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), as well as their partners, families and friends.

Website: www.apaa.ca

 

AIDS Committee of Toronto

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) delivers responsive, effective, and valued community-based HIV support services and education, prevention, outreach and fundraising programs that promote the health, well-being, worth and rights of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS, and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Website: www.actoronto.org

 

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Tel: 416-440-0290

Website: www.bfotoronto.ca

Website: http://www.bereavedfamilies.net/contact.htm

 

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)

Black CAP is an organization that works to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is spreading quickly in Toronto’s Black communities and we believe that our work is as important as ever. As a non-profit, volunteer-driven, community service organization, they give support to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of the impacts of HIV/AIDS and STIs within Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities. We also work to create inclusive spaces for people living with HIV/AIDS, immigrants and refugees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual members of our community.

Website: www.blackcap.ca

 

The Black Queer Youth Initiative (BQY)

BQY is a safe and social open space for Black, Multiracial, African/Caribbean youth under 29 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual and questioning. Come chill, learn how to take up space, go on outings, create zines, attend workshops and just socialize with other youth!

Website: http://www.soytoronto.org/current/bqy.html

 

Bond Group – Malvern Family Resource Centre – 1371 Neilson Rd. Suite 214

Coordinators – Alex Dow and Vijay Saravanamuthu

Run once a month in the evening. Day and location changes depending on event planned.

Website: http://www.mfrc.org

 

Canadian Health Network

CHN is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based health information service. (Health Canada)

Website: www.canadian-health-network.ca

 

Central Toronto Youth Services – Pride and Prejudice – 416-924-2100

Website: www.ctys.org

 

Community One Foundation

Community One Foundation is an LGBTTIQQ2S foundation which provides grants to organizations for projects that enhance the development of the LGBTTIQQ2S communities in the Greater Toronto Area.  Over 1,000 important and innovative community projects have been supported through the generous contributions of our donors.

Website: www.communityone.ca

 

Culturelink Pride Connection Program

A safe, supportive and confidential space for youth who identify themselves as part of the LGBTTI2Q community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, 2 Spirit, Questioning or Queer,) where they can build a community, share ideas & questions and have fun.

Website: www.culturelink.net/

 

David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Program

At Family Service Association of Toronto, all of the staff and volunteers working in our David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Program are lesbians or gay men. According to the term, “lesbian” and “gay” are only two of the ways that people in the queer community describe their sexual orientation. Some feel more connected to, and participate actively in, the visible les/bi/gay communities. Some may have a stronger identification with their religious affiliations or ethnic/racial communities. A CAMH community partner.

Website: http://www.fsatoronto.com/programs/fsaprograms/davekelleylesgay.html

 

Deal

Deal is a site for Canadian youth, including a Web Zine, Know Zone, and Tool Box.

Website: www.deal.org

 

EGALE

Egale Canada advances equality and justice for LGBT people, and their families across Canada.

Website: http://www.egale.ca/

 

Family Pride Network

Family Pride Canada is a national online resource centre for queer parents, prospective queer parents, partners, children, families, allies, and other families with LGBT members.

Website: http://familypride.uwo.ca

 

Gay.com

Is an extensive network that globally connects gay communities through its site.

Website: http://www.gay.com/

 

Gay Canada

Provides a database of services and community groups across Canada. You can also search the database using this form.

Website: www.gaycanada.com

 

Griffin Centre

Griffin Centre is an accredited non-profit, charitable, multi-service, mental health agency providing flexible and accessible services to youth, adults and their families.

Website: www.griffin-centre.org

 

Global Resource for LGBT Youth

Website: www.gayteens.org

 

Hi My Name Is Tina

This is a project of the Toronto Gay Bisexual Men’s Crystal Meth Task Force

Website: www.himynameistina.com

 

Mind Your Mind

Mind Your Mind is dedicated to providing the necessary info, resources and skills to inspire youth to reach out, get help for themselves or give help to their friends who may be coping with stress, mental health issues, self-harming behaviours or suicide.

Website: www.mindyourmind.ca

 

Out Proud

Out Proud: The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth.

Website: www.outproud.org

 

PFLAG Canada

A national organization providing support, education, and resources to the LGBTS community.

Website: http://www.pflag.ca/

 

Planet Ahead

An interactive website made by youth, for youth. A good resource for safer sex information.

Website: http://www.planetahead.ca/

Planned Parenthood Toronto

Planned Parenthood of Toronto is a community-based, pro-choice agency committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making to the people of the City of Toronto.

Website: www.cdnaids.ca

Planned Parenthood of Toronto’s (PPT) site for teens

Website: www.spiderbytes.ca

 

Positive Youth Outreach

Ontario-based collective of HIV-positive youth, ages 13-29, offering free peer support services.

Website: www.positiveyouth.com

 

Prisoner HIV/AIDS Support Action Network

For Prisoners, ex-prisoners and youth in custody living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and their families.

Website: www.pasan.org

 

ReachOUT Newcomer Network

We offer a safe space for LGBTT2IQQ youth under 30 that reflects the diversity of our queer and trans communities; includes drop-in groups, community outreach, counselling, consultation & training, art & skills exchange.

Website: http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004912

 

Report Homophobic Violence, Period (RHVP)

Report Homophobic Violence, Period. is a public awareness campaign aimed at young people, aged 13 to 25, to address reasons for homophobic attitudes and spur others to report harassment and violence to adults and police. The Toronto Police Service’s Community Mobilization Unit has joined a coalition of community members and creative designers to prevent homophobic and transphobic violence among youth and boost reporting of hate crimes.

Website: www.torontopolice.on.ca/rhvp

 

Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian, and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY)

The SAPACCY program, part of The Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), provides a range of culturally appropriate counseling, treatment, intervention and prevention services for African, African-Canadian, and Caribbean youth up to 24 years old who are dealing with alcohol, and/or drug use issues.

Website: www.camh.net

 

Southern Ontario Gay and Lesbian Doctors Association (SOGLAD)

SOGLAD is a Toronto-based group of physicians and medical students who are interested in the health issues of particular concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. We address these issues through professional, educational, social and political activities.

Website: http://www.web.net/~soglad/index.html

 

Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

SOY is a dynamic, community development project designed to improve the lives of LGBT youth in Toronto a range of relevant programming and services.

Website: www.soytoronto.org

 

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) Express-Newcomer and Immigrant Queer Youth Project

For LGBT youth 16–29 years, also youth unsure of their sexual orientation. Arts and recreational projects, social events, support groups, mentoring program. Support and referrals related to employment and training, settlement, health, and housing.

Website: http://soytoronto.org/current/express.html

 

Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation exists to promote the health and well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS by providing accessible, direct, and practical support services.

Website: www.pwatoronto.org/

 

TRANS-Canada

TRANS-Canada seeks to positively change the way society and the medical and legal communities view transsexual, transgendered and other gender variant people. Their mission is to provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the issues which affect the trans community as a whole, as well as acting as a clearing house for news and resources in general. They urge all related organisations to join in providing links to their respective web sites.

Website: http://www.trans-canada.org/contents.htm

 

Triangle Program (Toronto District School Board)

High school for queer youth who have dropped out of school or are facing harassment.The Triangle Program is one of three classrooms that make up Oasis Alternative Secondary School. This full-time program offers you the structure and support you will need to work together with other gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and those affected by homophobia.

Website: http://triangleprogram.ca/

 

Youth AIDS Society

Peer driven organization which strives to enable youth from all communities to address youth issues concerning HIV and AIDS by acting as a resource and facilitator for educational initiatives and support.

Website: www.youthco.org

 

Youth Connect

Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ bilingual website that is a one-stop source to useful information and government services for all youth.

Website: www.youthconnect.ca