LGBT Youth Line

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.

Egale Youth OUTreach Counselling Centre and Drop In

Walk in or scheduled individual counselling, Homelessness and Suicide Crisis Services for LGBTIQ2S youth up to age 29 provided by three full time counsellors.

Drop-in with meals, snacks and tokens with two peer resource workers to assist with referrals and support.

1-844-44-Egale outside Toronto for phone counselling and referrals.

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).

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (formerly Jer’s Vision)

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.

My Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

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.

SOY: Supporting Our Youth

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an exciting, dynamic community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities. We work to create healthy arts, culture and recreational spaces for young people; to provide supportive housing and employment opportunities; and to increase youth access to adult mentoring and support.