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February 12th 2019


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International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future

February 2022

The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’

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 (Wed-Sun, 6pm – 2am)

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200

Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366 |

Peer support

LGBT Youth Line: peer support for 2SLGBTQ youth 29 and under
phone: 1-800-268-9688 | text: 647-694-4275 | chat:
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 | | 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


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 | | 416-482-0081 ext. 333
  • Skylark YouthCan Impact Walk-in Clinic — See website for hours
    40 Orchard View Blvd, Unit 102 | | 416-482-0081 ext. 282

Egale Youth Outreach – free counselling for youth 15-29
290 Shuter Street | | 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 | | 416-438-3697

Stella’s Place
18 Camden Street |  | 416-461-2345 |
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 |
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 or call/text 416-738-1322 to do an intake.

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

Planned Parenthood Toronto
Health care and case coordination for people 13-29
36 Prince Arthur Ave | | 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: | 416-738-8210
Shayen: | 647-523-7063

Substance Use & Addictions

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

ACT SPUNK! Program – group programming for young GBQT guys | 416-340-2437 ext. 235 |

Low-Cost and Free Services for GBQT Guys

OurSpace – free peer support counselling (from an RSW), workshops & events | for counselling email Cameron:

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

ACT Towel Talk – free
View schedules on website || 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. | | 416-324-4180
Social support groups

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Counselling Referrals for Adults 30+

Crisis, Drop-in and Peer Supports in Toronto

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