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Sherbourne Health Centre – Mature Trans Sisters

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – Mature Trans Sisters

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.

Mature Trans Sisters
A social drop-in group for mature trans women to get together, talk and learn, share resources and enjoy a hot meal. The group is collectively run by participants, supported by facilitators. There is a different activity each week. Registration is required and this group is for women of all types of trans experiences who are 45+.

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

When: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Contact: King 416-324-5083 | Ander 416-324-4100 Ext. 5230 | |

The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – Ready Set Go

Group Name: The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – Ready Set Go

Description: At The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, we are dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families who experience challenges related to mental health and autism. We believe in a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of children and youth, working with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote support for the individual child and awareness in​ the community. Our multidisciplinary team assists at every stage, providing prevention, early intervention, consultation, treatment, and transition support, according to each family’s unique needs.

Heading off to school for the first time is a major transition in a young child’s life. This skills building group supports children in making a successful adjustment to Kindergarten. There are two components to the group:

  • An introductory skill building program for children as they prepare to enter kindergarten.
  • A skills building group for parents/caregivers that helps parents understanding the school system and help their children make a successful transition.

Who should come: A child who will be entering Kindergarten at a participating school. Parent(s)/Caregiver(s) will attend a the adult program while their child is in their program. ***All participants are asked to participate in evaluation of their experience of this service.

Where: 27 Madison Ave. | Toronto, ON M6R 2S2

When: Call for dates.

Contact: Vanessa 416-240-1111 Ext. 2529 | |

Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Transitions is a drop-in group program to support women and children who have experienced family violence or other trauma, and are currently in crisis or transition. The drop-in group is run weekly and provides mothers with the opportunity to get support, resources and referrals as issues arise. Children attend a separate group where they learn stress management and safety planning techniques, as well as coping strategies and social skills. Transitions supports families during times of crisis and change.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | |

Supporting Our Youth – Trans_Fusion Crew

Group Name: Supporting our Youth – Trans_Fusion Crew

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.

Are you transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, of trans experience, or questioning your gender? Come to share a yummy meal, access resources, to socialize and have fun together. There’s usually some great art project going on, too! No experience required! We meet regularly to hang out, plan events. Come with your questions, stories, experiences and great vibes and hang out with other trans and/or questioning youth.

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

When: Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please call for further information.

Contact: Yegi Dadui 416-324-5078 | |

Family Service Toronto – David Kelley Services

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – David Kelly Services (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) Counselling Program)

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

The David Kelley Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) Counselling Program provides professional, short-term, individual, couple and family counselling to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer. Group services and educational forums may be offered from time to time; refer to the section on Workshops and groups. Our counselling helps people who are facing a broad range of issues such as coming out, sexual orientation and gender identity, isolation, discrimination, relationship issues, parenting, transitioning, self-esteem and violence. We recognize the diversity that exists within the community of people who identify as LGBTQ. While everyone who identifies as LGBTQ experiences discrimination based on sexual orientation, many LGBTQ individuals face other forms of discrimination as well; sometimes from within the community itself.

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Call to arrange for counselling call our Service Access Unit between 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | |

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