LGBTQ YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMMING

LGBTQ
YOUTH
CONNECTION.

The LGBTQ Youth Connection is a drop-in and social space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit, trans, and questioning youth. Groups currently take place in Barrie, Orillia, and Midland. Groups are a place for youth to connect with each other and to community.

 

Our goal is to provide opportunities for youth to get together in a relaxed social space and to access resources and support on LGBTQ topics/issues. We’ve done lots of great events with the groups, including tea parties, picnics, art workshops, cooking classes, field trips, movie nights, educational presentations, guest speakers, and more!

For youth ages 16-23. The drop-in is every Thursday from 4-6pm at 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345. We’ll have the room available as late as 3pm in case youth want to come early and just hang out!

For youth 14-23. The drop-in is every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-6pm at the Orillia Public Library!

The drop-in is from 4-6pm at the CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre. The group runs every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

JYC is a drop-in and social space for LGBTQI2S youth between the ages of 12-15 to connect, explore, and learn! Groups run every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 5-7pm. Contact Ve Tao, Youth Support Worker for more information.

For more information or for one-on-one support contact Jake Feldman by emailing them at jakef@gilbertcentre.ca, calling at (705) 722-6778 ext. 107, or calling/texting at (705)-715-2198. Don’t forget to check out the youth group on Facebook!

+ BARRIE GROUP

For youth ages 16-23. The drop-in is every Thursday from 4-6pm at 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345. We’ll have the room available as late as 3pm in case youth want to come early and just hang out!

+ ORILLIA GROUP

For youth 14-23. The drop-in is every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-6pm at the Orillia Public Library!

+ MIDLAND GROUP

The drop-in is from 4-6pm at the CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre. The group runs every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

+ JYC - JUNIOR YOUTH CONNECTION

JYC is a drop-in and social space for LGBTQI2S youth between the ages of 12-15 to connect, explore, and learn! Groups run every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 5-7pm. Contact Ve Tao, Youth Support Worker for more information.

+ CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information or for one-on-one support contact Jake Feldman by emailing them at jakef@gilbertcentre.ca, calling at (705) 722-6778 ext. 107, or calling/texting at (705)-715-2198. Don’t forget to check out the youth group on Facebook!

A community support drop-in meeting for parents, caregivers, family members, and friends. The group offers a safe and confidential space for you to share your experience, hear the experiences of others, and grow in your abilities to support our LGBTQ youth. Groups run every other week on Wednesdays at the centre. Check out our calendar of events for exact dates and times.

For more information contact Jake Feldman at jakef@gilbertcentre.ca.

LGBT
FAMILY
PROGRAMS.