The LGBT Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support (for youth by youth) for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people under 26 years of age.
Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services.
Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
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).
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give the tools to wider populations in building allyship. CCGSD runs programming all over Canada and the United States. Because of our hundreds of volunteers, we are able to reach over 250,000 people annually. We are also a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (DayOfPink.org), engaging millions of people in wearing pink and to run programs that stand up to bullying. We encourage you to find out more about CCGSD & the International Day of Pink, and get involved in making your community a safer and more diverse place.
The Office of the Provincial Advocate reports directly to the Ontario Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children.
The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools).
The Provincial Advocate may identify systemic problems involving children, conduct reviews and provide education and advice on the issue of advocacy and the rights of children.
UNICEF Canada is a Canadian non-governmental organization established more than 50 years ago. UNICEF Canada is one of 36 National Committees around the world who play a vital role in generating fundraising revenue, public support and awareness for UNICEF’s work and are also advocates for the protection and realization of children’s rights.
MyGSA.ca is a resource promoting safer and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
This resource is made available through Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT), Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.
A website of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) providing information about the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
This website gives information to parents to support advocacy for children in Ontario public schools. It has tips and strategies to help parents ensure the school is meeting their child’s education needs.
The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) can assist you in finding a lawyer in Ontario. Visit the Lawyer Referral Service to apply on-line.
If in crisis, e.g. being held in custody: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255, M – F, 9am – 5pm.