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Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Group Name: Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.

Arts and Craft Support Group
Provides the opportunity for women to have fun and take risks in a supportive atmosphere. Many women have not had the opportunity to do something fun and creative for a long time. Providing the opportunity with staff to guide them through the activity helps women develop self-confidence and a new form of expression. The group is also a great place for discussion, while providing a space not only for women to come together, socialize, and learn a new skill, but the opportunity for women to discuss topics they present as a priority in a less structured format.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

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 | mts@sherbourne.on.ca | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Bisexual Men of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Men of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Men of Toronto (BiMoT) offers a community where bisexual men and men questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.
All men are welcome, including transgender and transsexual men. We provide support, a social network, information and referral to other organizations and services.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: Sherbourne Health Centre -Room 1077, 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: info@bimot.org | www.torontobinet.org

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 | www.soytoronto.org | ydadui@sherbourne.on.ca

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Transceptance

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

Transceptance is an ongoing peer support group for parents and caregivers of transsexual and transgendered youth and adults. This group provides support, reduces isolation and stress, and shares information, including strategies for dealing or coping with disclosures.

When: Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at CTYS. New members welcome.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: 416-924-2100 | mail@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Bisexual Women of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Women of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Women of Toronto (BiWoT) offers a community where bisexual women and women questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences. They offer support, a social network, information and referrals. Friends, partners and allies are also welcome. They provide support by welcoming people into a bisexual community and creating non-judgmental spaces to share feelings, experiences and fears. They affirm different ways of developing identity and the diversity of people’s life experiences. As well, they engage in outreach, advocacy and education around bisexual and queer issues.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: c/o Toronto Bisexual Network | 519 Church Street |Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: The first Thursday of each month from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Contact: info@biwot.org | www.biwot.org

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