Social Supports and Agencies
ACGWC (AIDS Committee of Guelph & Wellington County )
409 Woolwich Avenue, 2nd Floor, Guelph, Ontario
Advocacy and support for those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Walk-in anonymous HIV-Testing Clinic and free Hep B vaccinations available Wednesday Mornings from 9a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A student-run support/social group, sponsored by the University of Guelph Residence Life Staff, which currently provides safe space for students at the University of Guelph who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered/Transsexual, Queer, Not-Straight; those who chose not to identify with a given or common sexual identity; and/or those who are questioning.
CSA Human Rights Office
824-4120 ext. 52629
The CSA Human Rights Office (HRO) is dedicated to fighting all forms of oppression from three angles: advocacy, awareness and action. Services and activities include a variety of awareness and educational events, crisis support and basic advocacy if you experience acts of hatred, discrimination or oppression. Communication is confidential.
Gay Bisexual Fathers Peer Support Group of Waterloo-Wellington
Provides peer support to gay and bisexual fathers and their male partners in a safe and confidential environment. Meetings are held on the 3 rd Monday of each month in Guelph .
Contact: By Email or Call Out On The Shelf, 519 515 0691
Guelph- Wellington Women in Crisis
Crisis line numbers: (519) 836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
Business Line: (519) 836-1110
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis includes: 2 crisis lines, a 28-bed shelter, Marianne's Place, for abused women and their children or for abused women without children; a Sexual Assault Centre; a Transitional Housing and Support Program, a Rural Women's Support Program with 5 offices throughout Wellington County (Mount Forest, Palmerston, Fergus, Erin, and Rockwood); and a Volunteer Program.
G-W WIC works towards ending violence against women and children in all its forms: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and/or financial. We believe that violence is unacceptable in our society. Women and children are the primary targets of violence inside and outside the family unit. Every person has the right to live free of violence and in safety. We are working towards a society where all people are equally valued. We believe our services must be inclusive and provide equal treatment for all individuals accessing our services, while being sensitive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and/or abilities.
Guelph Queer Equality (GQE)
824-4120 ext. 56702
University of Guelph University Centre (U.C. room 243)
GQE is a University of Guelph run safe space and supportive environment for all people in the transgendered, bisexual, lesbian and gay community. People of all races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages and abilities are welcome. Weekly discussions/social meetings are run on Tuesdays 7-9pm. Monthly dances during the school year.
Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED)
824-4120 ext. 58559
University of Guelph , University Centre (U.C.) 107
The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity is a student funded, collectively run resource centre for people of all or no genders. We advocate anti-oppression issues within a feminist framework, recognizing that issues of gendered oppression consist of struggles against all systems of domination.
We offer a relaxing, comfortable space where you can have a cup of fair trade tea, read our 'zines and magazines, preview a movie and/or chat with our friendly volunteers and staff.
We provide resources and support for students, faculty, staff and community members. Everyone is welcome to use our extensive library, computers and other accessible technologies, buy traditional and alternative menstrual products, attend our workshops and other public events, or become a trained volunteer or collective member.
Human Rights and Equity Office
824-4120 ext. 53000
15 University Avenue East , Guelph Ontario .
The HREO helps to maintain an environment within which all persons, regardless of their personal characteristics, feel that they are treated with dignity and respect. The HREO provides help to those who are involved in human rights, concerns, disputes, or complaints to acquire the assistance and support of trained personnel and brings to the attention of those in positions of responsibility any University policy, procedures, and practices that appear to discriminate.
OUTline is a service for people who want to talk, ask questions or get connected with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans gendered, Queer or Questioning community. We specialize in issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. No matter who you are or what you want to talk about, we're here for you! Our services are confidential and anonymous. Tuesday and Wednesday 6-9pm
Out on the Shelf - Queer Library & Resource Centre
141 Woolwich Street (Matrix building-facing Eramosa, to the left of the main entrance)
Out on the Shelf is a resource centre and library for the lgbttt-sq and queer communities. The centre is staffed regularly so that the community can come and access books, find out about the diverse range of events, resources and services and share a queer friendly space. We provide meeting space for new groups and initiatives. Check our website for hours and information.
Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo/Wellington County
Artistic Director: Robert Miller 780-5446
Harcourt United Church,
87 Deans Ave. Guelph Ontario
The Rainbow Chorus of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and friends is composed of mutually supportive people who have joined together for the performance of the choral events. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, September- June from 7:30-9:30
824-4120 ext. 53327 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
SpeakOUT brings together LGBTQ students and allies to educate and confront homophobia through awareness programming. The trained volunteer facilitators lead interactive activities, and SpeakOUT workshops to challenge negative assumptions about LGBTQ individuals and includes strategies to prevent homophobia and build allies. Contact us to become a SpeakOUT volunteer!
ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge , Kitchener , Waterloo and Area)
519-570-3687 (ext. 310 for support)
Or Toll Free: 1-877-770-3687
2B - 625 King Street East, Kitchener, ON
Description for Publication: Offers support, resources and education for people infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. Walk-in anonymous HIV-Testing Clinic is available Thursdays from 4pm - 7pm. HEP B vaccinations are available through the Clinic, free of charge.
*No Longer in Guelph - The online group and Toronto groups are still active.
A queer forum/discussion which touches upon many issues; social events, gay folks who like books, CBC, garage sales, computers, anime, libraries- you name it somebody likes it!
GLOBAL (Gays, Lesbians, or Bisexual at Laurier)
75 University Ave West Waterloo Ontario
GLOBAL is Wilfrid Laurier University 's student and alumni LGBT service organization. Global provides peer counseling, education, community support and advocacy, events, discussion nights and general information. Global hosts a coffeehouse on every Thursday.
GLOW (Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo )
200 University Ave W , University of Waterloo Campus, Waterloo
Providing peer counseling, education, queer library, community support and advocacy, a student housing registry, events, discussion nights and general information for many years. GLOW hosts a discussion forum every Wednesday night at 7:15p.m. , with a social following at 8:45p.m. in the UW Grad House.
Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Centre
201-151 Frederick St. Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
The Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Centre is a feminist non-profit organization. We work to end sexual violence against women and children and to support female survivors and their families in Waterloo Region.
Sexual violence is one of many forms of systemic violence. We recognize the links between sexual violence and all forms of oppression including sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, and ageism. We are committed to equality and the elimination of all discriminatory practices in society and in our organization.
We offer individual and group counselling, advocacy and accompaniments, a 24-hour crisis line (519.741.8633) public education and a volunteer program.
For information and services specific to the LGBTQ community, please visit http://www.kwsasc.org/resources/lgbtqqlinks.html .
Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line
The Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line is toll-free, confidential, peer-support phone lines for LGBTQ youth. Our youth volunteers provide peer-support, information and referrals to youth 26 years and under. Our phone lines are open Sunday to Friday 4-9:30pm
Lewis Mabee Enterprises
Web Site Address: www.lewismabee.com
Business Address: Kitchener
Medium, Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Psychic, Instructor
Needing to find answers about career, relationships, family life and spiritual connections? I can help. I have over 17 years of professional experience with clients worldwide.
LGBT Parenting Network
416-595-0307 ext. 270
Rachel Epstein. Family Service Association of Toronto
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) Parenting Network provides resources, information and support to LGBT parents and their families. Through the network, LGBT parents provide each other support, share information and advocate for their rights.
New Directions Counselling
Relationship counselling for families, individuals and partners.
Offers various workshops and groups.
Social Worker, M.A.
(counseling & psychotherapy)
QWL (Queer Women in Laurier)
75 University Ave West Waterloo Ontario
QWL exists to address female membership within GLOBAL. Provide peer counseling, education, community support and advocacy, events, discussion nights and general information. QWL holds a discussion forum every second Thursday.
PFLAG- Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Bi, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning too)
Evie: (K-W ) 519-742-0700
National Support Line: 1-888-530-6777 (toll-free)
164 Krug Street, Kitchener, ON
PFLAG is a support group for parents, families, and friends of those in the queer community. We work to educate ourselves and to keep our families together. We meet monthly to share our experiences. Phone for location, date and time.
Torchlight Gender Support
Cambridge ON call for directions
Provide greater awareness of local gender diverse communities, and help individuals to understand their special qualities. Primarily, we help transgendered individuals realize the self-acceptance and self-confidence that we deserve. Meetings the first Monday of each month 7 pm to 9 pm .
The Well (LGBTQ Community Wellness Center of Hamilton)
27 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario
The Well is the community wellness center of Hamilton offering recreation and programming, advocacy, counselling, information and referral services, and health and wellness. The Well facilitates various peer support groups and social groups, has an online directory of links and resources and a community events calendar.
WOODS (Women Out Opening Doors Socially)
WOODS is a local social group for lesbian womyn in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas of southwestern Ontario , Canada .
WOUF ( Waterloo Ontario Ursine Friends)
A group for big and hairy gay men and their friends around Waterloo , Ontario
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