Arts and Recreation
Two-Spirited People of the First Nations is a non-profit social services organization serving two-spirit / Aboriginal LGBTQ+ people in the Toronto area. Services include counseling and referrals, outreach and education, community events (including social, cultural, and spiritual), volunteer programs, long-term care program, community-based Aboriginal research projects, two-spirit curriculum development project, HIV/AIDS support and prevention, harm reduction tools and materials, and quarterly newsletters.
Griffin Centre is a mental health agency in Toronto for youth, adults, and their families. Griffin Centre offers ReachOUT, a creative, inclusive, and accessible program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and adults in the Greater Toronto Area. Activities include drop-in groups, community outreach, art and skills exchange, counselling, training and consultation. They offer safe spaces that reflect the diversity of queer and trans communities, including LGBTQ+ people of colour, and those labeled with intellectual disabilities.
CultureLink provides settlement services for newcomers in Toronto, including employment services, language training, support with housing and finances, Roma settlement services, mentorship, programs for youth and seniors, and arts and recreation programming.
Queer Arts Network (QAN) is a group for LGBTQ newcomer youth, their friends and allies. Express yourself through art, poetry, music, the spoken word, or other forms of art / multi-media.
Pink Triangle Services (PTS) is a not-for-profit registered charity and social service agency providing peer support, educational, research and advocacy services for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (GLBTTQ) persons in the National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario).
Delisle Youth Services offers youth programming including a drop-in centre, mental health and counselling services, and residential placement.
The Strong and Resilient (STARS) program is for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-21. STARS offer a range of activities and workshops including expressive arts workshops, field trips, discussion groups and non-judgmental comprehensive drug education.
The 519 Church Street Community Centre is the hub of LGBTQ+ community life in Toronto. Types of programs include LGBTQ+ newcomer settlement services, sport and recreation initiatives, research, education and training (such as Trans Access and the FTM Safer Shelter Project), community drop-in programs (including a Legal Clinic), community support services, trans community services, older LGBT services, family and children services, Fabarnak restaurant and catering, AIDS Memorial and Vigil, and providing space to hundreds of community groups for meetings and events.
Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples provides resources, services and support to Spanish-speaking communities. Services include HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention, Hispanic Gay-Straight Alliance / Parent Support Group, legal clinic, newcomer settlement program, support for women experiencing violence, programs for youth and kids, and volunteer opportunities.