Counselling & Support Referrals: Youth and Young Adults

[Updated: February 2019]

Crisis Lines – call any time of day, any day of the week

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 
Chat www.kidshelpphone.ca (Wed-Sun, 6pm - 2am)

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200

Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366 | www.translifeline.org

Peer support

LGBT Youth Line: peer support for 2SLGBTQ youth 29 and under
phone: 1-800-268-9688 | text: 647-694-4275 | chat: www.youthline.ca
Call, text, or chat online with a supportive person 4:00 - 9:30pm (closed Saturdays)

Mood Disorders Assoc. of Ontario – LGBTQ2S Peer Support Drop-in Group
36 Eglinton Ave, Suite 602 | mooddisorders.ca | 416-486-8046 
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 - 9pm
Specifically for folks for identify as having a mood disorder. No participant limit

Counselling

Skylark – 2 free walk-in counselling clinics for kids and youth 0-25 
No health card or appointment required | First come, first serve basis

  • Skylark ‘what’s up’ Walk-in Clinic— See website for hours
    65 Wellesley St East, Unit 500 | www.skylarkyouth.org | 416-482-0081 ext. 333
  • Skylark YouthCan Impact Walk-in Clinic — See website for hours
    40 Orchard View Blvd, Unit 102 | www.skylarkyouth.org | 416-482-0081 ext. 282

Egale Youth Outreach – free counselling for youth 15-29
290 Shuter Street | www.egale.ca/outreach | 416-964-7887 ext. 9
Pre-booked and drop-in appointments are available.
Drop in hours are Monday to Friday from 3-8pm.

‘What’s Up’ Walk-in Clinic – free drop in counselling for youth at 6 locations
See website for hours and locations | www.whatsupwalkin.ca | 416-438-3697

Stella’s Place
18 Camden Street | www.stellasplace.ca  | 416-461-2345 | connect@stellasplace.ca
Mental health support for youth ages 16 to 29, individual & group services

EdgeWest Counselling Services – free counselling for youth 29 and under
1900 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON | www.edgewest.ca
For people living in the area of Islington to Bathurst, Bloor to Eglinton, plus Mount Dennis
Call 416-652-4363 to book a counselling appointment
Open Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-2pm

ReachOUT at the Griffin Centre – Counselling for LGBTQ youth 12-18 
No waitlist | 1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16
Counsellors can also meet you closer to where you live
Email connect@stellasplace.ca or call/text 416-738-1322 to do an intake.
griffin-centre.org/programs.php

Central Toronto Youth Services: Pride & Prejudice Program
Free counselling for youth 12-25
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | www.ctys.org/| 416-924-2100 ext. 245

Planned Parenthood Toronto
Health care and case coordination for people 13-29
36 Prince Arthur Ave | www.ppt.on.ca/ | 416-961-0113

Youth Outreach Workers at the Griffin Centre
1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16, counsellors can also meet you closer to where you live
Elvia: epenate@griffincentre.org | 416-738-8210
Shayen: shenry@griffincentre.org | 647-523-7063

Substance Use & Addictions

Pieces to Pathways, Drop-in Groups – for LGBTTQQ2SIA folks ages 16 to 29
21 Strickland Ave | www.facebook.com/PiecestoPathways/ | 647-209-2043 (call or text)

ACT SPUNK! Program – group programming for young GBQT guys
www.actoronto.org | 416-340-2437 ext. 235 | abusch@actoronto.org

Low-Cost and Free Services for GBQT Guys

OurSpace – free peer support counselling (from an RSW), workshops & events
www.thisisourspace.ca | for counselling email Cameron: mckencziecounselling@gmail.com

The Gatehouse
3101 Lakeshore Blvd. W | thegatehouse.org | 416 255-5900
Supports, resources and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse.

ACT Towel Talk – free
View schedules on website | www.actoronto.org| 416-340-8484 ext. 289
Supports, resources and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse.

Wellness and Support Groups

Sherbourne Health Centre – Supporting Our Youth (SOY) 
333 Sherbourne St. | www.soytoronto.org | 416-324-4180
Social support groups


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