LGBTQ YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMMING

LGBTQ
YOUTH
CONNECTION.

The Gilbert Centre runs a program called, QT Youth Connection which is a drop-in and social space for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth. Groups take place in Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Bradford, and Stayner and 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 topics and issues that relate to sexual and romantic connections, and gender. We’ve done lots of great events with the groups, including social discussions, picnics, art workshops, cooking classes, field trips, movie nights, educational presentations, guest speakers, and more!

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 16-20

Where: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345

When: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 4-6pm

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 12-15

Where: Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Dr, Barrie.

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-6 pm

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary people aged 20+

Where: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345

When: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 pm

This is a community group hosted at the Gilbert Centre and run by dedicated peers who are not staff or volunteers of the Centre.

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (845 King St, Midland)

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4-6pm

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Orillia Public Library (In Program Room 1 or 2)

When:  Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-6pm

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Bradford Public Library

When:  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4 – 6pm

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Clearview Youth Centre

When: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 4 – 6 pm

+ BARRIE GROUP

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 16-20

Where: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345

When: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 4-6pm

+ JYC - JUNIOR YOUTH CONNECTION

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 12-15

Where: Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Dr, Barrie.

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-6 pm

+ GenQ

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary people aged 20+

Where: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345

When: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 pm

This is a community group hosted at the Gilbert Centre and run by dedicated peers who are not staff or volunteers of the Centre.

+ MIDLAND GROUP

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (845 King St, Midland)

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4-6pm

+ ORILLIA GROUP

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Orillia Public Library (In Program Room 1 or 2)

When:  Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-6pm

+ BRADFORD

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Bradford Public Library

When:  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4 – 6pm

+ STAYNER

Who: Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 13-23

Where: Clearview Youth Centre

When: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 4 – 6 pm

Contact Information

For more information or for one-on-one support email us at alit@gilbertcentre.ca, calling at (705) 722-6778 ext. 801, or calling/texting at (705)-715-2198. Don’t forget to check out the youth group on Facebook (LGBT Youth Connection – Simcoe County)!

A community support drop-in meeting for parents, caregivers, family members, and friends of LGBTQ youth. The group offers a safe and confidential space for you to share your experiences, hear the experiences of others, and grow in your abilities to support our LGBTQ youth.

 

PFLAG Group Information:
Who:
Parents, caregivers, family members, and friends of LGBTQ youth
Where: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 345
When: Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm

This is a community group hosted at the Gilbert Centre and run by dedicated peers who are not staff or volunteers of the Centre.

For more information contact PFLAG at barrieon@pflagcanada.ca or call 1-888-530-6777 ext 565.

LGBT
FAMILY
PROGRAMS.

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