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April 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 519 joins Rainbow Week of Action to march for LGBTQ+ refugee rights

November 2023

TDoR 2023: Statement from 2Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth / Déclaration des jeunes bispirituels, trans et non-binaires

September 2023

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2023/24

July 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2023

May 2023

[Media Advisory] The 519 Presents 'Enough is Enough!' a panel discussion addressing anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate

Pride 2023 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

Green Space Festival 2023: Neighbourhood Information

[Media Advisory] Toronto’s queer and trans communities to protest against anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBT)

March 2023

Trans Day of Visibility: How can we commit to being visible allies?

[Press Release] The 519 to Honour Esteemed Author John Irving with Ally Award

International Women's Day 2023: Women, Life, Freedom

February 2023

Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman

December 2022

The Trial of Julie Berman

In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

November 2022

City of Toronto, The 519, and Homes First Society announce Toronto’s first dedicated shelter for 2SLGBTQ+ adults

In Solidarity; A Community Vigil Honouring Colorado Victims and Survivors 

In Solidarity with Club Q

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2022

September 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Status For All: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2022/23

August 2022

Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

[Press Release] 2SLGBTQ+ communities release Media Reference Guide as a tool for more inclusive journalism

June 2022

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

World Refugee Day: Support LGBTQ+ Refugees Every Day

Green Space Festival 2022: Neighbourhood Information

Green Space Festival announces 2022 lineup: a Pride-weekend party in support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Pride 2022 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

Counselling Referrals for Adults 30+

[Updated: February 2019]

Over-the-phone support

Gerstein Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-929-5200

Toronto Distress Centre (24/7): 416-408-4357

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-597-8808

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

Kids Help Phone: (24/7) 1-800-668-6868

Free walk-in counselling and support services

Sherbourne Health Walk-In Counselling
333 Sherbourne St. | | 416-324-4109 | Tuesdays at 12 pm

Family Service Toronto Open Door Walk-in Counselling
355 Church Street | | 416-595-9230 | Wednesdays 3 pm

WoodGreen Community Walk-in Counselling
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 100 | | 416-572-3575 | Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 pm

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) Drop-in Counselling
543 Yonge Street, 4th floor | | 416-340-2437 | View schedule on the website
Note: this service is for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS as well as gay/bi/queer men and men who have sex with men; this is a trans inclusive agency

2 Spirit People of the First Nations – free counselling and referral services
145 Front Street East | | 416-944-9300 ext. 224 
Note: this service is for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people who self-identify as 2-spirited and/or LGBTQ

Free or low-cost ongoing counselling services

David Kelley LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS Counselling Services – free and sliding scale ($5-120)
202-128A Sterling Rd | | 416-595-9618
Note: Medium-term individual and couples counselling for LGBTT2SIQQA+ people; unlimited free counselling for those affected, living with or concerned by HIV/AIDS. Clients are seen for an initial needs interview 2-4 weeks after intake.

Woodgreen Counselling Services – free
815 Danforth Avenue / 650 Queen Street East | | 416-572-3575

Family Services York Region LGBTQ2S Counselling – sliding scale
Various Locations | | 1-888-967-5542

Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women (BPCW) at Women’s College Hospital – free
76 Grenville Street, 7th floor | | 416-323-6011

Parkdale Community Health Centre, Individual & Group Counselling through Women’s Connection
28 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 301 | | 416-537-8222
Note: this is a free service for women who live within the catchment area (Lakeshore/Bloor; Parkside/Dovercourt)

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) Women’s Counselling Program – free
1326 Gerrard St. East | | 416-465-6021 ext. 3091 | Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Note: Counselling and settlement support for all women of any age, religion, sexual orientation, or ability.

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) – free
Various locations | | 416-340-8484 ext. 289
Note: this service is for people living with HIV, concerned about their risk of HIV, or for a friend or family member of someone living with HIV.

Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy – $25-$80/session
Multiple locations |
Student Therapists ($25): Kirsten Johnson, Arti Mehta, Sara Peters, Nomi Rotbard, Beau Molnar, Rachel Tredon Sliding Scale
Therapists ($40-$80): Sonny Berenson, Alexia Dyer,Jacub Fernandes, Vanessa Giordiano, Shauna Lancit, Kato Perdue, Heather White, Jayne Brown, Amelia Sloan

LGBTQ+ Settlement and Trauma Counselling

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
LGBTQ Settlement/Trauma Counsellor | | 416-363-1066

Free peer support group

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

Sheena’s Place – Eating disorders and body image supports
87 Spadina Road | | 416-927-8900

OHIP-covered psychiatry and mental health services

Most hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area offer some free OHIP-covered mental health services through their psychiatry departments. Ask a family doctor for information, eligibility requirements, and referrals.

Community Health Centres (CHCs)

Some Community Health Centres (CHCs) in the Greater Toronto Area provide free counselling services to individuals who live within their service area (i.e. catchment). Use the link below to find your local CHC:

Fee-for-service agencies with LGBTQ2S-positive counsellors/services

Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) – psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors
790 Bay St., Suite 520 | | 855-779-2347

Step Stone Psychology – psychologists, psychological associates, counsellors
1033 Bay Street, Suite 221| | 416-551-7284

Umbrella Mental Health Network – psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers
691 Bloor St. West, Suite 202 | | 647-687-6543

Village Healing Centre – psychologists, clinical social workers, psychotherapists, wellness services
240 Roncesvalles Ave. |

Registered Private Practitioners (LGBTQ-positive)

For a comprehensive list of LGBTQ-positive private practitioners in Toronto, please use the following link:

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Counselling & Support Referrals: Youth and Young Adults

Crisis, Drop-in and Peer Supports in Toronto

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