Children & Families
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, through The Counselling Group, offers counselling in a queer-friendly environment which will allow you to explore thoughts and feelings about relationships, family of origin issues, school / work place difficulties, coming out, parenting, questions around sexual orientation and gender identity, communication, and relationship violence. Both individual and couples counselling available.
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.
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.
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.
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa is a multi-service agency that provides services in French and English in employment, health and housing, mental health, youth engagement and youth justice. They work in partnership to develop, deliver and advocate for better conditions, services and opportunities for youth and families. They also have a Rainbow Youth Advisory Committee and Ethno-Cultural Youth Advisory Committee that provides specific services to LGBTQ+ Newcomer youth and queer youth of colour.
OK2BME is a set of free and confidential support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in Waterloo Region. Services include LGBTQ positive individual and family counselling, LGBTQ social and recreational youth group, trans/gender questioning youth group, establishing Gay-Straight Alliances and similar initiatives in local schools, consultations and collaboration, and public education and training.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Peel Region offers a warm and caring atmosphere for families and friends to hear about the experiences of others, share their own, and get support in learning to understand and accept their child, family member or friend. All discussions are confidential, and many people come at first to listen and not to talk. PFLAG welcomes parents, partners, families and friends, as well as their LGBTTIQQ2S* loved ones. Meetings take place the last Wednesday of each month.