Trans Life Line
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. The toll-free hotline is staffed by trans people for trans people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the trans community might have.
Website : https://www.translifeline.org/
Justice Trans is a not-for-profit aimed at increasing access to justice for the transgender community across Canada.
Justice Trans’ vision is to be the most up-to-date mobile phone application and website offering legal information about transgender rights across Canada, fostering an environment where transgender Canadians are increasingly aware of their legal rights in the face of an ever-changing legal environment.
Visit the website and download the app!
Website : http://www.justicetrans.com/
Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)
NYSHN is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice.
It is an LGBTQ-affirming space that offers resources such as a free ‘Two Spirit Resources Directory,’ ‘Healthy Sexuality & Fighting Homophobia and Transphobia’ the first national campaign for First Nations youth to fight homophobia and transphobia, as well as a ‘Two Spirit & Indigenous LGBTQQIA Mentors, Elders & Grandparents Support Circle.’
Website : http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/
LGBT Youth Line
The LGBT Youth Line Mission:
“The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.”
Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support (for youth by youth) service. Youth Line’s number will not show up on a phone bill.
Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
Website : http://www.youthline.ca/
Friends of Ruby (formerly Egale Youth OUTreach)
Friends of Ruby support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirit youth (aged 16-29) through counselling, housing, practical assistance and multiple activities.
Available: counselling supports, drop-in services (downtown Toronto) and programming, case management and practical support, and housing.
LGBTQ Rights in Schools by CCLA and CCLET
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties. The fight against abuse of state authority has not always won popularity contests for CCLA, but the Association has been a leader in protecting our fundamental freedoms, and has earned widespread respect for its principled stands on such issues as censorship, capital punishment, and police powers.
Click here to download their Information Guide to LGBTQ Rights in Schools designed for students, allies and teachers; created by CCLA and the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET).
Website : http://ccla.org/
The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), formerly known as Jer’s Vision, promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy.
Check out their programs, campaigns, events, awards & scholarship opportunities. Notably CCGSD is a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (DayOfPink.org) engaging people to wear pink and run programs that stand up to bullying.
Website : http://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/
SOY: Supporting Our Youth
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an exciting, dynamic community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities.
SOY runs a number of groups, programs and events that support the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth ages 29 years and under. Their programming is free and offers identity-affirming spaces specific to a variety of demographics and ways of moving through the world, such as a black queer youth group, a newcomer and immigrant queer and trans youth group, and art programs rooted in self-care.
Website : http://www.soytoronto.org/