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GTA and Metro Toronto Community Resources
We all need a little help. I hope that this list of local resources can help you find the best of services for the LGBTQ2S+ community here in Toronto.
Please find below a list local community resources that I know and trust.
Sherbourne Health Care
Sherbourne Health Centre is a leading provider of quality healthcare and transformative support to those who face social, economic and other systemic barriers. With an emphasis on active partnership and community engagement, Sherbourne is particularly committed to those who are homeless or precariously housed, newcomers to Canada and the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) communities.
Sherbourne Health 333 Sherbourne Street Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5
Supporting OUR Youth
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an exciting, dynamic community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities. We work to create healthy arts, culture and recreational spaces for young people; to provide supportive housing and employment opportunities; and to increase youth access to adult mentoring and support.
SOY is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre.
Supporting OUR Youth C/O 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5
email: email@example.com Phone: 647-730 3312
Rainbow Health Ontario
A program of Sherbourne Health, Rainbow Health Ontario creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities.
RHO offers training for healthcare providers across the province to feel more clinically and culturally competent in caring for their LGBT2SQ service users. RHO also supports system change by producing evidence-based print and web resources, contributing an LGBT2SQ health perspective to public policy processes, acting as a research catalyst and hosting Canada’s largest LGBT2SQ health conference.
Rainbow Health Ontario C/O 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5
email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 416-324-4100
Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance
The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance is a network of HIV/AIDS service organizations, whose mission is to support its members in building their own capacity, and the capacity among other service providers in their communities, to offer sexual health, HIV, and other services that meet the needs of cis- and trans-gender gay, bisexual, queer, two spirit and other men who have sex with men in Ontario.
Aids Committee Toronto - ACT
Founded in 1983 by a group of community volunteers, today ACT is a leader in efforts to end AIDS in Toronto. Through HIV and sexual health education, prevention and outreach, we are working towards a city with zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
A Toronto where there are no new HIV infections, and the people and communities living with or most affected by HIV and AIDS live long and healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination.
Aids Committee Toronto - 543 Yonge Street, 4th Floor Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5
email: email@example.com Phone: 416-340-2437
Toronto People with AIDS Foundation - PWA
PWA strives to offer services that nourish the mind, body, heart and spirit; the whole self, in a welcoming, safe and healing space.
The PWA programs and services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) fall into four categories: Practical Support, Community Access, Health & Therapeutic Care and Dreaming & Engagement.
Toronto People with AIDS Foundation 200 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Fl., Toronto, ON, M5A 2E6
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 416-506-1400
TICOT - The Imperial Court Of Toronto
THE MOTHER COURT TO THE DIAMOND COURTS
A welcoming, inclusive and innovative social organization with an emphasis on engaging, inspiring and uniting the local LGBTQA community by emphasizing the fun in fundraising. Founded in 1986, The Imperial Court of Toronto (TICOT) is the oldest Ontario chapter of the International Court System (ICS). The ICS is the second largest LGBTQAA organization in the world, second only to the Metropolitan Community Church, with 72 active chapters across Canada, the United States and Mexico.
TICOT is a registered not-for-profit organization that raises funds for LGBTQAA charities through donations at a variety of drag performances and social events. Now in its 32nd year, TICOT has donated over $1 million to the community for projects including food banks, woman's shelters, youth programs and various HIV programs.
The Imperial Court of Toronto 201-473 CHURCH STREET, TORONTO, ON, M4Y 2C5
TNTMEN - Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNTMEN is a democratic social group for men, without discrimination or prejudice.
We are a group of fun loving men who:
enjoy being naked with other men
promote comradery and respect for the body
create a friendly, welcoming environment for naked socializing and making friends
provide a variety of naked social events in different settings
promote positive body image and social acceptance of nudity
come from all walks of life, social status, ages (above nineteen) and interests
TNTMEN, PO Box 47121, Dundas SQ, P.O. Toronto, ON, M5B 0A1
The 519 - Community Center
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
The 519, responding to the evolving needs of the LGBTQ2S communities, from counselling services and queer parenting resources to coming out groups, trans programming, and senior’s support.
The 519, provides free, accommodating and non-judgemental space where individuals, organizations and non-profit groups can meet, organize and work towards their goals.
The 519 Education and Training team provides organizations with the insights, tools, and understanding to create environments that are LGBTQ2S-inclusive, respectful and welcoming.
THE 519 - 519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
email: Info@The519.org Phone: 416-392-6874
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) is a spiritual community and Human Rights Centre that engages communities in our work to create a just, kind, and loving world for all.
Our vibrant, inclusive, and progressive weekly Worship Services and our fierce commitment to Human Rights work, inspires us to transform lives and transform the world. We are a place where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs.
MCC Toronto 115 Simpson Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1A1
email: email@example.com Phone: 416-406-6228
Over time this list will be added to and it could change as some organizations change. If you have a suggestion or I have left you out, please feel free to let me know.
I have worked with each of these organizations in many different ways and in many different venues, over many years. I trust each one of them and have, for the most part, had experiences that have helped me grow and change and become stronger in who I am.
Your experience might be very different. If you have something to say about any of these organizations, or you have a comment about your experience with them please let me know.
As I have said I do my best to provide service that is safe, sane and full of respect and compassion. I hope you can find what you are looking for.
All men are welcome into the world that we create as a community. As I hold the space for all men to come together I ask that each man treat his fellow man with respect and dignity.
We can do this as we consciously practice Kindness - Compassion - Grace.