Trans Resources

Trans-specific & Trans-INCLUSIVE groups (Canada)  Southern Ontario

 

Toronto

Butch-Femme Salon

Kick ass queer & trans event put on by trans & queer folks. Trans DJ’s.  Open to all.

Facebook group: BUTCH FEMME SALON Toronto

Oasis Lounge
Run by trans/queer owners.  Somewhat swinger-ish but there are events strictly for women & trans folks at least once a month.  Not an accessible location.
http://oasisaqualounge.com/

 

Female-to-Male/Trans Men’s Peer-Support Group

(for trans men & transgendered born females)

*Bi-weekly meetings (1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30–9:30 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre

Group Facilitator (Greg): (416) 392-6878, x325;ftmtoronto@yahoo.ca; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM_Toronto

 

FTM Safe Shelter Research Project

(a sister project of the Trans Communities Shelter Access Project: see below)

*Community-based research project focusing on trans men & homelessness, striving to radically improve access to safe shelter for trans men

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

Project Coordinator (Alec Butler): (416) 355-6778; ftmsafeshelter@gmail.com

 

Gender Journeys

(for trans, genderqueer & gender-questioning people)

*Closed psychoeducational group (11 weeks) (Wednesdays, 6-9 pm)

333 Sherbourne Street; www.sherbourne.on.ca

Group Facilitators: Max Carney: (416) 324-5070; carney@sherbourne.on.ca; & Yegi/Jude Dadui: (416) 324-5078;ydadui@sherbourne.on.ca

 

LGBT Youth Program

(for transsexual, transgender, two-spirit & gender-questioning youth)

(an initiative of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto)

*Various services, resources & events

Isabella Street (at Yonge); www.torontocas.ca

Program Co-ordinator (Lorraine Gale): (416) 924-4640, x3055; lgale@torontocas.ca

 

Mature Trans Sisters

(a program of Sherbourne Health Centre)

For trans women 45+

*Weekly drop-in group (Mondays, 6-8 pm)

333 Sherbourne Street; www.sherbourne.on.ca

Group Facilitator: (416) 324-4100, x5230; mts@sherbourne.on.ca

 

Meal Trans Program

(for low income & street-active transsexual & transgender people)

*Weekly drop-in: free vegan meal & programming (Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre www.the519.org/programs/homeless/mealtrans.html

Program Co-ordinator (Morgan Page): (416) 355-6778; mealtran@the519.org

 

Meet and Greet

(for trans men 50+ & their allies)

(a pilot program of the Older LGBT Community Services at The 519 Community Centre)

*Monthly drop-in social group (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm; call for specific week night)

519 Church Street Community Centre (Fabarnak Café)
www.the519.org/programs; Facebook

Services Co-ordinator (Heather Bain):(416) 392-6878, x118; hbain@the519.org

Group Facilitators (Jim & J.)

 

Older LGBT Services

(for queer & trans people 50+)

*Weekly drop-in (Mondays: 1-4 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre

www.the519.org/programs

Services Co-ordinator (Heather Bain): (416) 392-6878, x118; hbain@the519.org

 

SAGE

(for female-bodied persons who have a masculine identity)

*Monthly drop-in group (1st Wednesday of the month, 8-10 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre

(416) 392-6878; www.the519.org/programs

Group Facilitator: thesageonline@gmail.com

 

Trans Community Shelter Access Project

(a community partnership between The 519 Community Centre & Fred Victor)

*Consultation with Managers re: Policy Assistance

*Workshops for Shelter Staff & Shelter Residents

*Peer-Support Group for Trans-Identified Shelter Residents

Operating out of The 519 Church Street Community Centre

www.the519.org/programs/trans/access_project/index.shtml

Project Facilitator (Alec Butler): (416) 392-6878, x305

 

Trans_Fusion Crew

(for trans, genderqueer & gender-questioning youth 29 & under)

(Supporting Our Youth, a program of Sherbourne Health Centre)

*Weekly drop-in group (Thursdays, 6–8 pm)

333 Sherbourne Street; (416) 324-5078, http://www.soytoronto.org/; www.sherbourne.on.ca

Group Facilitator (Yegi/Jude Dadui): (416) 324-5078;tfc@sherbourne.on.ca

 

Trans Inclusion Project

(supporting trans survivors of abuse & violence)

(a project The 519 Community Centre to provide training & support for agencies to make their services accessible to trans survivors of abuse & violence)

*Staff workshops, workshops for shelter residents & policy assistance

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

www.the519.org/programs/trans/access_project/index.shtml

Project Coordinator (Morgan Page): (416) 355-6878;mealtran@the519.org;

 

Trans Men’s Surgical Support Group

(for trans men who are waiting for, healing from, or have completed “bottom” surgery)

(a pilot program of Sherbourne Health Centre)

*Closed support group (11 weeks)

Scheduled meetings every week (tba) starting the week of February 3, 2014

333 Sherbourne Street; www.sherbourne.on.ca

Facilitator: Kinnon Ross MacKinnon, MSW

Registration required: Laura Krahn: (416) 324-4100, x5096; lkrahn@sherbourne.on.ca

 

Trans Youth Toronto

(for transsexual & transgender youth age 26 & under)

*Weekly drop-in (Wednesdays, 5-9 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre

(416) 392-6878; www.the519.org/programs/transyouthtoronto/index.html

Group Facilitator (Tyson): tytrocks@gmail.com

 

Transition Support

(primarily trans women/males-to-females but also open to trans men/females-to-males)

*Bi-weekly meetings (2nd & 4th Fridays, 7–10 pm)

519 Church Street Community Centre

Group Facilitator (Shadmith Manzo): (416) 923-0717; shadmith@hotmail.com

 

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

(for Aboriginal two-spirit youth)

*Weekly drop-in (evenings: call for specific week night)

43 Elm Street, 2nd Floor (Bay & Dundas)

Facilitators: (416) 944-9300

Note: Several group participants also identify as “trans.”

 

Xpressions: Toronto’s Transgender Support Club

(social group for primarily male cross-dressers & m-f transgenders but open to all)

Monthly Dinners (last Saturday of the month at 8 pm at various restaurants in downtown Toronto – pay for your own dinner!)

Must join online to become a member & to be eligible to come to dinner.

www.xpressions.org; (if you have problems accessing website, contact: webmaster@xperssions.org)

Facilitator (Sally Lewis): sallyatthehelm@rogers.com

 

Youth Mentoring Program

(for trans, gay, lesbian & bi youth 25 & under – to match TGLB youth with a mentor)

(an initiative of Supporting Our Youth, Sherbourne Health Centre)

Program Coordinator (Leslie Chudnovksy): (416) 324-5082; mentorhousing@soytoronto.org; www.soytoronto.org; www.sherbourne.on.ca

 

Halton Region (Oakville, Milton)

LGBTTTIQQAA Youth Support Group Youth

(for youth aged 14-19; supervised & facilitated by trained youth & social workers)

(Positive Space Network of Halton)

*Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)

Oakville: 1st Monday of the month: 7-9 pm

Milton: 1st Tuesday of the month: 7-9 pm

(905) 875-2575, x239

Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton)

Gender Journeys

(for trans, genderqueer & gender-questioning people)

(a program of East Mississauga Community Health Centre/LAMP)

*Closed psychoeducational group (11 weeks) (Monday evenings)

(a central location in Peel Region: tba)

Mississauga,ON

(905) 602-4082; www.eastmississaugachc.org

Group Facilitator: genderjourneyspeel@gmail.com

 

TransYouth Group

(for trans & queer youth aged 12-17 in Mississauga & Brampton)

Youth Beyond Barriers Program at Associated Youth Services of Peel

120 Matheson Boulevard, Suite 103, Mississauga, ON

Group Facilitator: 1-(800) 762-8377; youth@aysp.ca;www.aysp.ca

 

York Region (Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham)

Rainbow Youth York Region Support Group (RYYR)

(AIDS Committee of York Region)

Richmond Hill, ON

Group Facilitator (Haran Vijayanthan): 1-(888) 905-5428, x74; info@rainbowyouthyork.com, www.rainbowyouthyork.com

 

Trans Support Group

(a program of Family Services of York Region)

*Meets alternate Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

10909 Yonge Street, Unit 57, Richmond Hill, ON

Group Facilitator: Barb Urman: (905) 780-9927, x225, burman@fsyr.ca; www.fsyr.ca

 

Hamilton

Trans Peer-Support Group

*Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm

All Saints Church (the Fireside Room)

15 Queen Street South (corner of King), Hamilton, ON

Group Facilitator (Will Rowe): transpeersupport@gmail.com

 

 

The Well

(LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton)

*Links to community & clinical resources for trans people

27 King William Street (between Hughson & James), Hamilton, ON

(905) 525-0300, info@thewellhamilton.ca; www.thewellhamilton.ca

 

 

Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo

Torchlight Gender Support Group(for trans & gender-questioning people, family, friends & employers)*Meets 1st Monday of the month at 7 pmWesley United Church6 Cambridge Street, Kitchener, ON(519) 621-2687Group Facilitator (Michele Hogan): torchlight@gto.net or grsmedia@hotmail.com;http://home.golden.net/~kcr/tgs

 

Niagara/St. Catharines/ Welland

GLBTQ Youth Outreach Program

Niagara Pride

Program Director (Courtney Pitre): (905) 380-4576; courtney_glbtq@hotmail.com; www.niagarapride.com

Regional Niagara Public Health Department

*Links trans people to clinical & community resources in the Niagara area

GLBTQ Advisory Committee Manager (Alan Spencer): alan.spencer@regional.niagara.on.ca; www.regional.niagara.on.ca/government/health

 

 

London

Trans Support Group

*Meets first Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm

London Intercommunity Health Center

659 Dundas Street, London, ON

(519) 660-0874; www.lihc.on.ca

Group Facilitator (Michelle Boyce): michelle@michelleboyce.com
Transgender London

“Steel Butterflies”

(social drop-in for trans people of all ages)

East Village Coffee House

London, ON

http://transgenderlondon.com/

Peterborough

Gender Journeys

(psychoeducational group for trans, genderqueer & gender-questioning people)

The Peterborough Clinic

26 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, ON
(705) 740-6867; Fax: (705) 740-6881; www.ptboclinic.com

Group Facilitator (Jan Tkachuk): jan.tkachuk@gmail.com

 

 

Kingston

Education on Queer Issues Project (EQUIP)

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON

Contact: http://clubs.myams.org/equip/

 

Ottawa

For overall information on trans support groups: www.ottawatransitionsupport.com Carleton GLBTQ Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

*Education, advocacy & support

Carleton University

427 University Centre (close to University Student Association office), Ottawa, ON

(613) 520-3723; glbt@cusaonline.com

 

Gender Mosaic

(for trans people in the Ottawa-Hull region)

*Meets last Wednesday of the month; social gathering 2nd Saturday of the month

gendermosaic@gendermosaic.ca; www.gendermosaic.ca

 

 

Gender Quest

(for trans people)

*Meets 3rd Monday of the month, 7-9 pm

Contact Claudia: (613) 563-4818; www.pinktriangle.org/pts_site/Eng/tdg.html

 

Genderfukt

(for genderqueer/bigender/androgynous youth aged 16-25)

Pink Triangle Services, 177 Nepean Street, Suite 508, Ottawa, ON

Contact Nick Downer: (613) 859-4298

 

Generation Q

(a support group for GLBTTQ men & women in their 20s & 30s)

*Meets 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 7-9 pm

Pink Triangle Services, 177 Nepean Street, Suite 508, Ottawa, ON

Contact Claudia: (613) 563-4818

 

PFLAG Ottawa

(support for parents, families, friends, partners of gay, lesbian, bisexual & trans people)

*Meets first & third Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, September through June

Church of St. John the Evangelist

154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON

 

Ottawa F-to-M Brunch Group

(for female-to-male transsexuals, transgender & two-spirit people & anyone else born female but who does not wholly identify as such)

*Meets second Saturday of the for breakfast

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ottawaftm

 

Ottawa Transforum

(on-line discussion group for trans community & loved ones)

http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/ottawatransforum

 

Trans Youth Ottawa

(for trans youth)

*Meets 4th Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm

Pink Triangle Services

177 Nepean Street, Suite 508, Ottawa, ON

www.transyouthottawa.ca

 

University of Ottawa Pride Centre

*Open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm

85 University, Room 215E, Ottawa, ON

(613) 562-5800, x3161; uopride@sfuo.ca; http://www.uottawa.ca/student/glbtq

 

Northern Ontario

North Bay

 

Mack Treanor Greer-Delarosbel, H.N.B.S.W., R.S.W.

(resource person for trans & genderqueer issues)

Social Worker, District Mental Health Program

North Bay Campus, Northeastern Mental Health Centre

P.O. Box 3010, Highway 11 North, North Bay, ON P1B 8L1

(705) 474-1205, x7876; TMahood-Greer@NEMHC.on.ca

Note: This person is somewhat knowledgeable about other parts of Northern Ontario.

 

 

Thunder Bay

Community LGBTQ Resources Directory(recently launched by Sexuality and Gender Equity (SAGE) working group)*Information and resources on social, legal, health and counselling services for LGBTQ community members and their families, friends and allies. News and upcoming events.Contact David Belrose, Rainbow Health Ontario Community Outreach Worker: lhin14@rainbowhealthontario.ca; www.tbdhu.com/sexualhealth/communitylgbt

 

QUÉBEC

Montreal

 

Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuelles du Québec (ASTT(e)Q)

(514) 847-8850; http://cactusmontreal.org/en/astteq.html

*Services in English & French languages

 

Association des Transsexuels et Transsexuelles du Québec (ATQ)

Ligne d’écoute, références et les ateliers de discussion de l’ATQ:

514-254-9038; ecoute@atq1980.org

Administration: 514-591-9038; admin@atq1980.org;www.atq1980.org/nous-joindre

*Services in French language only

 

Project 10

Listening Line: (514) 989-4585

Administration and Interns: (514) 989-0001; questions@p10.qc.ca; www.p10.qc.ca

*Services in English & French languages

 

 

 

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Please send me any updates to existing entries, as well as additional listings of Canadian trans community resources. Thank you!