Programs for LGBTQ2S+ YOUTH
Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
Programs that serve dinner at 6 pm and run to 8pm for youth up to 29. Programs for trans, non-binary, black, newcomers.
The 519 has many, many programs so check out their full list! A sampling of some that may be of particular interest:
The Trans Youth Mentorship Program is a six month program that provides skills and training to increase employability (and food!) for trans and non-binary youth age 16-29.
Saturday morning Arts programs at the 419 for LGBTQ kids 6-9 and 10-12.
Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley Street East
CTYS offers a variety of programs for LGBTQ2S+ youth
- Boy-O-Boy for gay/bi/trans/queer/questioning guys, 16 – 24 years old.
Discussions of health, arts & culture, and current events
- TFAB for young trans women
- Yoga for queer and trans youth (16-24) in counselling, trauma sensitive
40 Orchard Park Blvd (Yonge & Eglinton)
The Studio, drop-in social hangout space for youth (age 12-21) 3 pm - 7:45 pm Monday to Thursday. LGBTQ2S+ friendly, but open to all youth.
Tweeny Stars, a program for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 12 to 16 on Fridays
Walk-In mental health clinic and short term counseling
33 East Road, Scarborough (Birchcliffe Bluffs United Church)
Drop in for LGBTQ2S+ youth up to 23 from 3pm to 8:30 pm.
East Metro Youth Services (EMYS)
1200 Markham Road
East Qrew drop-in for queer youth ages 12 to 24 Thursdays from 5 to 8. Also has walk-in
mental health support.
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC)
George Chuvalo Centre, 50 Sousa Mendes St.
LGBGTQ2S+ drop-in on Thursdays from 3 to 6 PM. Food and tokens. Also LGBTQ2S+ and friends
Art Program (writing, performing, film, spoken word)
222 Dixon Rd. (Rexdale Community Health Centre)
There’s a Queer Media Arts Program on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and training programs
scheduled on a case-by-case basis for those that want to mentor youth, and affect social
change in the community.
Egale Youth Outreach
489 Queen Street East
Food, counselling, tokens and housing help for youth up to 29.
Phone/text/chat peer support for LGBTQ2S+ youth.
Queer Asian Youth (QAY)
ACAS, 260 Spadina, Suite 410
36B Prince Arthur Ave.
Teen health clinic/text/chat/phone with or without OHIP. HIV testing.
Gender Independent Groups (GIG) at the TDSB.
They meet monthly on Tuesday evenings and have two groups: one for children from
Kindergarten to grade 5 and the other for kids from Grades 6 to 9.
Change name and gender marker
Some transgender people choose to legally change their name and/or gender marker on their IDs, to better match their identities. A guide is forthcoming about how to go about this process in Ontario. ##