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Resources

Find links to local and national groups, organizations, and services that offer support in our communities. 

Please note that this is a list of potential support options, Erin Pride does not personally vouch for or necessarily have personal experiences with those listed. 

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Provincial and National Resources

Neighbouring Prides

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer outreach program connecting mentors with at-risk youth to help ensure physical, mental, emotional, social, and academic success and wellbeing. Big Brothers Big Sisters (and Big G's - for the over 55 mentors) offers one-on-one and group-based support programs that happen within the mentee's own community.

Dufferin District (Orangeville)

Guelph

Halton Hamilton

London

Waterloo

Compass Community Services

Compass Community Services offers an array of counselling and therapy services to various groups of people in and around Wellington County, including their LGBTQ+ Youth help line (8am - 10pm) 226-669-3760

Guelph LGBTQ+ Youth Drop-In

Guelph Youth teen drop-in programs from January - June Fridays from 7pm-9pm at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre, ages 12-18, for a variety of activities

Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a feminist community-based organization providing services to women and their children on domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. Their programming offers services for 

Marianne’s Place (shelter)

Transitional and Housing Support Program (THSP)

Family Court Support Program (FCSP)

Rural Women’s Support Program (RWSP)

Sexual Assault Centre (SAC)

Anti-Human Trafficking Program (AHTP)

Social Isolation Supports

24-hour Crisis Line 1-800-265-7233

Here 24/7 

Here 24/7 offers an immediate access hotline 1-844-437-3247 to connect those experiencing mental health, crisis, or gambling issues with Waterloo - Wellington help providers. They also provide helpful links to their various partner programs 

Guelph

Kitchener Waterloo

Wellington County

LGBT Youth Line

LGBT Youth Line offers a wealth of online resources and connections for queer youth across Ontario, as well as online peer support groups and a learning library

Out On The Shelf

Out On The Shelf is Guelph's queer library and resource centre, hosting a number of programs including game nights, crafting groups, book clubs, and

Queer Events

Queer Events hosts a community calendar for queer events in and around London, ON, as well as an online resource library and their own programming such as the Food For Queers Initiative providing grocery kits and prepared meals for community members facing food insecurity 

Spectrum - Waterloo Region Rainbow Community

Spectrum hosts over 40 programming events and activities per month, as well as partners with OK2BME and Camino Wellbing and Mental Health to offer mental health counselling services 

Three Rivers YMCA Youth Programming

The YMCA locations of Kitchener and Cambridge offer 2SLGBTQIA+ drop-in nights for kids ages 13-18 to engage in weekly recreational activities, presentations from guest speakers, and a light meal. 

Wyndham House

Wyndham House is a homelessness prevention and emergency services provider for people 16-25 in or around Guelph. They offer two youth focused Supportive Housing Residences, an Emergency Youth Shelter, an integrated Youth Hub, The New Way Classroom, Housing Stability, Diversion & Rapid Re-housing programs as well as youth community outreach staff.

Youth Hub 

Long-tem Supportive Housing

Emergency Shelter

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