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Gay Canada

Group Name: Gay Canada

Description: Founded in 1994, the Canadian Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Resource Directory (CGLBRD) is an organization dedicated to the collection, compilation and distribution of information important to or of relevance to the GLB communities across Canada. The CGLBRD is a group of hard working people dedicated to bringing information about gay and gay-friendly resources, organizations and businesses to all Canadians as well as visitors to our country. GayCanada is the Internet side of the CGLBRD. It functions as both a primary method for displaying information that the CGLBRD has collected as well as an information gathering tool for the organization.

All information found at GayCanada is available free of charge. We encourage our readers to use and pass on the information which we have collected. There are groups of interest for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and queer including a coming out peer support. Visit the online directory and search for all groups in Toronto.

Where: 971 Corydon Avenue, Suite 296 | Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3S7

When: Find support in Toronto through their online directory

Contact: 1-800-245-2734 | www.gaycanada.com

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Now meets twice a month! This is a free peer support drop-in group for those community who are living with a mood disorder. Please join us and learn that you are not alone! The groups are confidential, free, and require no referral or pre-registration.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: The first and third Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ+ Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Access Alliance takes pride in offering programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomers. Current programs and services include a weekly drop-in and settlement workshops, settlement services and an expressive arts group for the LGBTQ+ newcomer, immigrant and refugee community. The weekly drop-in is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7: 30 p.m. at the AccessPoint Danforth location, 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, M1L 1A8. Please contact for more information on the other two programs listed above.

Contact: 416-693-8677 | 416-324-8677 | rkulatilake@accessalliance.ca | mail@accessalliance.ca | accessalliance.ca

Asian Community AIDS Services – Men’s Program

Group Name: Asian Community AIDS Services – Men’s Program

Description: Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities. Our programs are based on a pro-active and holistic approach to HIV/AIDS and are provided in a collaborative, empowering, and non-discriminatory manner.

The objective of the ACAS Men’s Program is to reduce the spread of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among Asian Men, including gay, bi and men who have sex with men (MSM). Men’s Program for gay, bi, and MSM East and Southeast Asian Men:

  • Asian Bathhouse Night at Spa Excess every third Thursday of the month
  • Community Based Research: Asian Men Pathways to Resiliency (AMP2R) Study
  • S.L.A.M! (Sex. Love. Asian Men!): Community sexual health forum for and by gay, bi, straight, trans Asian men

The Locker Room Project for straight, heterosexual East and Southeast Asian Men:

  • Educational outreach to straight, heterosexual Asian men in Toronto with a focus on promoting men’s health, sexual health and HIV/STI awareness and prevention.
  • Active physical events such as Rock Climbing and Muay Thai Boxing
  • Weekly posting of Facebook articles related to men’s health issues, sexual health and nutrition tips.

Where: 260 Spadina Ave, Suite 410 | Toronto, ON M5T 2E4

Contact: Ryan Tran 416-963-4300 Ext. 236 | mensexualhealth@acas.org | info@acas.org | www.acas.org

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Newcomer LGBTQ Peer Support

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Newcomer LGBTQ Peer Support

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Emerge LGBTQ Newcomer Group
EMERGE is a monthly program designed specifically for LGBTQ Convention Refugees and Permanent Residents residing in Canada for less than 5 years. Delivered by LGBTQ/Newcomer peer volunteers, EMERGE offers a fun, supportive, and creative way to explore issues related to settlement in Canada. Each session includes a chance to discuss, debate and ask questions on a different featured topic. A light meal is provided during EMERGE meetings. 2012-2013 program highlights have included:

  • Culture Shock – understanding / respecting diverse customs, behaviours, and traditions
  • Skin Deep? – body image and beauty in Canadian and LGBTQ communities
  • STRESSED! – ways to manage the BIG and small stresses of immigration and settlement

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Please call or e-mail for more detailed information.

Contact: Benjamin Bongolan 416-355-6789 | bbongolan@the519.org | www.the519.org

Sherbourne Health Centre – LGBTQ Fertility

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – Still Trying… LGBTQ Fertility Support Group

Description: Like the unique mosaic at our front door, Sherbourne was shaped by our communities. As with our programs and services, when the pieces are put together, the different colours and textures form something inviting, vibrant and relevant to the people we serve. We work closely with our partners and community members. Our primary care and chronic disease management services, health promotion and education, outreach and social supports, and mental health services work together to provide transformative care and support.

Still Trying… LGBTQ Fertility Support Group
Fertility and infertility support from other LGBTQ people who are struggling with getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and everything that goes along with this difficult process. Join us – we get it. This group is for any LGBTQ person who is trying to conceive. No appointment is necessary.

Where: 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Usually Mondays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please call or e-mail for upcoming dates before attending.

Contact: Andy 416-324-4100 Ext. 5276 | ainkster@sherbourne.on.ca | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Pepperpot

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Pepperpot

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Pepperpot is a free support group for gay, bisexual and MSM men. The group meets monthly. *** For men 29 years and up.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Last Friday of every month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Anthony Baccas 416-977-9955 Ext. 242 | men2gether@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Socialite 411

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Socialite 411

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Socialite 411 is a free support group for gay, bisexual and MSM youth. The group meets twice monthly.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Every other Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jed 416-977-9955 Ext. 252 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Rainbow Sisters is a free support group for women only. Women who wish to attend this group’s meetings must identify as being LGBTTIQQ2SA.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Fist Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Kemar Brown 416-977-9955 Ext. 288 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Supporting Our Youth – Black Queer Youth Initiative

Group Name: Supporting our Youth – Black Queer Youth Initiative

Description: SOY is a community development program that has been creating opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and transsexual youth and adults in Toronto to build an inclusive, welcoming community together since 1998. SOY creates healthy arts, cultural and recreational spaces for young people; supports youth in building skills and developing capacities; and increases youth access to supportive housing and adult mentoring. Originally established as a grassroots project, SOY became a program of the Sherbourne Health Centre in September 2004.

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!

Where: 333 Sherbourne St. 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please call for further information.

Contact: Lorelei King 416-324-5083 | www.soytoronto.org | bqy@sherbourne.on.ca

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