Our Community Partners In and Around Durham Region
The following is a list of local associations, agencies and organizations that support sexual diversity in the Durham Region, Ontario, community. If there is a listing missing please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, all listings are as submitted by the community partner, they are updated by the partner connecting with us.
The Aids Committee of Durham Region
The AIDS Committee of Durham Region providesHIV/AIDS related services to the infected or affected and to the general community in the region of Durham. Our goals are to provide support and to advocate with and on behalf of individuals, families, and groups infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. We are working to create an organizational structure which will support the development and provision of HIV/AIDS related services in the Region of Durham.
Address: The AIDS Committee of Durham Region,
22 King Street West, Suite 202, Oshawa, ON. L1H 1A3
Authentic Self Counselling Services
I am a registered clinical social worker in Ontario, holding a Master degree in Social work with emphasis on addictions and human sexuality.
I am a safe place therapist. I value human rights an equality for all. Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, two spirit, intersex, non-binary, queer individuals, their family, friends, partners and allies will be welcomed, celebrated and supported.
My beliefs are each individual has the right to identify how they choose, and that only they know what is best for them and their life. I work with individuals who are just coming out, contemplating transition, beginning transition or just needing some help during a life transition. I help clients identify shifting personal relationships with family and friends, explore sexuality and gender identity, as well as internal and external homo/transphobia.
With years of relationship counselling in many areas, I strive to offer a safe, supportive and affirming environment that allow couples and families to talk, reflect, navigate, and form goals for the future together.
I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma informed, feminist, sex/relationship/body positive, and harm reduction strength based lenses to which I apply to all my therapies.
For some clients it may help to know I identify as a queer trans male, which allows me to offer a professional and personal outlook around identifying in the LGBTQ2SI+ community.
Club 717 has a long history in Durham Region. It began 25 years ago and has grown substantially into the dynamic establishment you see today. Club 717 is a not for profit organization providing a positive safe gay and lesbian community atmosphere where you can enjoy great music, reasonably priced drinks and gather with friends. Whether you’re new to Oshawa or the Durham Region, or simply looking for an alternative to big city clubbing, you will always find Club 717 is the place to be east of the city.
Canadian Mental Health Association Durham
Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic
We are a welcoming community mental health and primary care centre doing all we can to help people move forward. Our clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that offers services that include but are not limited to:
- Holistic Primary Care For All Individuals
- Focused Physical Examinations
- Family Planning
- Chronic Disease Management
- Gender Affirming Surgical Referrals
- Medication Management
- Trans-specific Medical Care
- Acupuncture & Foot Care
- Surgical Planning Including Pre-op And Post op Care
- Cancer screening
- On-site Pharmacy
- Hormone Therapy And Monitoring
- Addictions Specialists
- On-site Laboratory
Address: 60 Bond Street West, Oshawa, ON L1G 1A5 Our clinic also offers the ability to connect with specialized care providers more quickly through the use of video technology via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
Connect2Care Counselling & Psychotherapy, located at 342 King Street West, Suite 204, Oshawa, Ontario, provides counselling and psychotherapy
services for children, youth, and adults in the Oshawa and Durham area. I
offer group rates and a sliding scale to decrease cost as a barrier and
encourage peers support groups to reduce individual costs.
My name is Sheila Moeck and I am a safe space therapist who holds a Master of Education degree specializing in counselling and psychotherapy. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and College of Ontario Certified Teachers (OCT), and have a passion for providing an affirming and supportive environment where all people are celebrated and encouraged to live their authentic life.
I am an ally, advocate, and parent of two young adults and am passionate
about promoting human rights and equality for all genders and sexualities.
I have lived and professional experience supporting individuals who are trans, non-binary, gender-fluid, transitioning, questioning, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, pan sexual, straight, and have supported youth in crisis, helped navigate internalized homo/transphobia, and supported parents, friends, allies, and loved ones in their own journeys of growth and discovery.
I use client-centered, trauma informed methods to facilitate positive change
and am skilled at didactic therapy and solution focused methods so our work can be brief if necessary. I use an integrative collection of tools including play therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and Gestalt therapy techniques, while working from a strength-based and positive psychology lens to promote wellness and resiliency.
I specialize in providing support for individuals with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem, low confidence, low motivation, stress, gender & body dysphoria, and provide a child friendly safe space that encourages creativity, self-efficacy, and hope.
I encourage you to call me at 905-725-8998 or send me an email at
email@example.com to set up a free 30 minute consultation to meet and talk about your needs.
Durham Queer Parenting
Durham region is rapidly growing and the need for resources is steadily increasing for the LGBTTQQcommunity, especially for Queer Parents. Durham Queer Parenting (DQP) is committed to reaching out to those in need.
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
The Durham Rape Crisis Centre is a feminist organization that believes in the equality, inclusion and dignity of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, culture, class, ability, or mental health status.
We are committed to taking an active role in our community to end all forms of violence against women and children.
As a Rape Crisis Centre we work with and provide confidential support services to recent as well as historical or childhood survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and childhood sexual abuse. We also provide confidential support services to the families (including chosen family) of survivors or sexual violence.
The DRCC recognizes that sexual violence happens within a variety of contexts including within diverse relationships, age groups and cultural backgrounds. We also recognize that people are targeted for sexual violence due to their gender or sexual orientation. As a feminist organization we consistently strive to learn and challenge ourselves to provide a safe and welcoming space for all self- identified female survivors of sexual violence and those who support them.
Fleming GSA offers a safe and confidential meeting space to members of all sexualities, we promote diversity throughout our college as well as in the city of Peterborough through events and other activities, everyone is welcome to attend. For more information please email us through the link below
email to: GSA@flemingcollege.ca
website to http://www.Facebook.com/FlemingGSA
Fullest Potential Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy
We offer a wide range of services and programs to assist individuals in creating the lives they want and reaching their fullest potential.
We look forward to assisting you on your journey of personal growth and empowerment.
The Boys and Girls Club of Durham (Eastview Unit) and The Aids Committee of Durham region facilitates a Drop-in Program for LGBTQ youth (ages 15-21) that runs every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 433 Eulalie Avenue in Oshawa. The OPEN DOORS members participate in many exciting events and activities throughout the year and are always looking for new members to join and participate in the fun. For any additional information or to make a donation please contact Natalie or Lindsay. You can also join our facebook page, OPEN DOORS.
PARN (Peterborough AIDS Research Network)
PARN is our community based agency providing support, health promotion and advocacy for people HIV-infected and HIV-affected. PARN provides education for people at risk for HIV and awareness of AIDS issues to the broader community. We’re here to help!
Address: PARN, 159 King Street, Suite 302, Peterborough, ON. K9J 2R8
(near the corner of King and George Streets)
Email: Peterborough Aids Research Network
PRIDE exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity, and future of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirited (LGBTTQI2-S) communities. It started as just a parade and is now a whole week of activities.
To support and honor all LGBTQ2S people and their families, friends and allies.
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month at Cambridge St United Church, 61 Cambridge St N, Lindsay ON, Upper Room, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Date and time subject to change. Participants will be notified of any changes. The space is generously donated by Cambridge Street United Church.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
phone Maureen at 705 374 5801 or Monica at 705 878 6293.
Pink Play Mags
PinkPlayMags caters to LGBTQ readers and was called by Mayor Candidate George Smitherman as “Toronto’s Best Gay Magazine” and the Church-Wellesley BIA as “the most imaginative and highly original magazine our community has ever seen”. This highly regarded quarterly glossy magazine features vibrant articles, great photography, and hot original covers.
Website: Pink Play Mags
The Pink Pages Directory
The Pink Pages Directory is the “Official” LGBTQ Directory and has been publishing in Toronto for 21 years. This directory is the most beloved and successful of its kind in the history of gay directories, and now serves the Greater Toronto and Ottawa areas.
Oshawa Community Health Centre
Oshawa Community Health Centre is a non-profit charitable organization and a leader in community health services and programs. Our mission is to empower residents to improve their physical, emotional and social well-being.
The health centre’s services are free and include family medicine, counselling, diabetes education services, Hepatitis C support services, Aboriginal programs and a variety of health promotion and community development programs. We are pleased to be able to offer the program, Gender Journeys in Durham Region.
Oshawa Community Health Centre and its staff are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity. Every One Matters! Every One is Welcome!
Pride Durham is a not-for-profit organization that hosts Pride and social events in Durham Region. This includes the annual region-wide Pride held the second weekend in June celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) and associated peoples throughout our community.
Pride Durham exists to celebrate our culture, commemorate our heritage, educate against homophobia, and empower our diverse lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and associated community across Durham Region. Make sure to browse the site. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact us; we would love to hear from you.
Email: Pride Durham
Pride Line Durham
The helpline, known as Prideline Durham is aimed at providing emotional support, crisis intervention, and community referral information specific to the concerns and issues of the (LGBTQ community in Durham Region.
If you are in crisis and calling outside of Prideline Durham’s hours of operation, please contact the Distress Centre Durham 24-Hour Helpline at 905-430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688.
Phone: 1-855-87-PRIDE (77433)
RSO (Rainbow Service Organization)
RYC (Rainbow Youth Coalition)
RYC is a coalition of service providers who strive to enrich the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, 2-spirited and questioning youth (ages 14-25) in the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton, and the City of Kawartha Lakes. We do this through education, advocacy and outreach, and by supporting queer youth in the development of their social networks.
Address: RYC, c/o PARN, 159 King Street, Suite 302, Peterborough, ON. K9J 2R8
(near the corner of King and George Streets)
Phone: 705-749-9110 or 1-800-361-2895
Email: Rainbow Youth Coalition
Sacred Quest is an unique book, gift and resources store that provides products and services on topics related to health, wellbeing, personal and spiritual growth. The conception and birth of Sacred Quest has been in response to the requests of our clients for a place to access products, resources and services that relate to their journey through personal and spiritual growth. From there, the store has grown to include so much more, and is open to all. We hope you will visit Sacred Quest in the little purple house and see what we have to offer!
TQC (Trent Queer Collective)
TQC exists to provide a safe space, resources, and social opportunities for queer students and their allies at Trent University in Peterborough. We strive to challenge all types of queer phobia at Trent University and in the Peterborough community through education and political action. We aim to foster a safe and anti-oppressive environment which affirms and celebrates the diversity and intersectionality of all queer identities.
Address: TQC, Room 206 – 751 George St., Suite 206, Peterborough, ON K9H 7P5
(second floor at Sadleir House)
Email: Trent Queer Collective
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham
Are you looking for a faith community that is free of creeds and doctrines? Are you open to the possibility of a different way of practicing spirituality? If so, we offer you a hearty invitation to spend a moment getting to know us!
UUCD is a non-doctrinal religious community that practices respect for other faiths while upholding reason and embracing acceptance. We offer a place to share questions and doubts without judgment, and embrace the principles of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the interconnected web of all of existence.
Join us for any or all of our community’s gatherings, including Sunday morning services with Rev. Lori Kyle, theological pub night, and book club. Please visit our website for more information, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/UnitarianUniversalistCongregationOfDurham.
Address: Brooklin Community Centre, 45 Cassels Rd. E, Whitby, ON
The Youth Centre
The Youth Centre is a community health centre accessible to all youth aged 13 to 29 in Ajax and Pickering. Our inter-disciplinary team of professionals offer free health and wellness programs in a non-judgmental environment. We provide youth the opportunity to make informed choices that lead toward their personal growth and well-being. Our programs and services include medical, counselling, dietitian, young parent support and outreach services, as well as health and wellness programs. We have interdisciplinary teams of service providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers/therapists, health promoters and youth outreach workers.
We believe that each youth is a unique and valued member of the community and will therefore be treated with respect, openness and care. The Youth Centre supports the diversity of our communities. We will strive to ensure programs and services are accessible to all youth of Ajax and Pickering. We strive to ensure access to current information and services, consistent with the broad determinants of health, and support the rights and ability of youth to take responsibility for their own health and health care choices.
Address: 360 Bayly St.W., Suite #5, Ajax, Ont. L1S 1P1