Dorothy's Place is grateful to have community organizations that support our work with 2SLGBTQI+ seniors on events and projects throughout the year. Our participants are welcome to contact these organizations for extra support.
Dorothy's Place - Informational Webinars
Dorothy's Place has created video webinars to better serve the senior 2SLGBTQI+ community by providing informational sessions. The following webinars have been provided as resources below. If you have more questions or want to join a webinar in the future, follow us on Facebook!
Information for 2SLGBTQ+ Seniors
Across Toronto, there are services for seniors who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Some examples, but not all, are listed below. Call 211 to learn about more services.
SOCIAL CONNECTION AND ACTIVITIES
The 519 - Older LGBTQ2S Adults Program
519 Church Street
Provides opportunities to make deeper connections with peers by socializing and learning through special events, guest speakers, and promoting community resources. The weekly program offers social gathering sessions with games, workshops, film screenings, and more. Other community-based social activities and events may also operate out of The 519
Sunshine Centres for Seniors – Rainbow Seniors’ Programs
St Andrew’s United Church
117 Bloor St E.
Social, recreational, and healthy living programs for seniors in an inclusive multicultural, 2SLGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere
Rainbow Coffee & Tea Time
Egale – Rainbow Table
120 Carlton Street
Virtual space where 2SLGBTQ+ seniors can connect. A platform to engage in important and relevant topics to the community with guest speakers and resources in areas such as health, legal rights, activities
ACT Toronto – Gay Men’s Coffee Night
Social space for gay, bi, and queer men over age 40 and living with HIV/ AIDS to hang out, chat, and learn from each other
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – Youth/Elders Projects
Open to queer youth, elders, and folks of any age interested in conversation across queer generations; no artistic experience is necessary. In Conversation is a space for formal and informal discussions about salient issues within 2SLGBTQ+ communities; some sessions have guest speakers. Monthly Youth/Elders Podcast features queer elders and youth
Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church St
Provides (and can order) a wide range of books and other resources; coffee shop and event space that acts as neighborhood meeting places. The oldest independent bookstore in Toronto; oldest surviving LGBT bookstore
2SLGBTQ+ Positive Places of Worship
There are many churches, mosques, and synagogues across Toronto that are explicitly 2SLGBTQ+ friendly. To learn more, view The 2SLGBTQ+ Positive Places of Worship information document compiled by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto or call their Out & Proud Program: (416) 924-4640 ext. 2986/2987
Sherbourne Health – LGBTQ Health
333 Sherbourne Street
Offers a wide range of primary healthcare programs and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, intersex, queer, or questioning individuals. Provides dignified, non-judgmental services to help clients feel better, cope with day-to-day challenges, and address specific 2SLGBTQ+ health issues
Rainbow Health Ontario
333 Sherbourne Street
Resources, information, education, and training
Supports research to inform evidence-based practice and public policy
Website and Toronto office are excellent sources for booklets, brochures
Hassle Free Clinic
66 Gerrard St E
Free medical and counseling services in many areas of sexual health.
Separate Men & Trans clinic hours and Women & Trans clinic hours
Online resource of mental health resources and for gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, and other men who have sex with men
Rainbow Services – Centres for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
60 White Squirrel Way
416-535-8501, Press 2
www.camh.ca (search “Rainbow Services”)
Group therapy for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals concerned about their drug and alcohol use; self-referral accepted
HQ, Toronto Gay Men’s Health Hub
790 Bay Street
Expected to open in 2021. New health hub for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.
Physical, sexual, mental, emotional, community, and spiritual supports
Trans Life Line
Emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis, by trans people
Family Service Toronto - David Kelley Services LGBTQ+ & HIV/AIDS Counselling
128 Sterling Road
Short-term individual, couple, and group counseling for individuals identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ on many issues, including coming out, sexuality and identity, isolation, discrimination, relationship concerns, parenting, self-esteem, violence, sexual abuse, and childhood trauma
HEALTH CARE AND MENTAL HEALTH
ACT Toronto (Aids Committee of Toronto)
543 Yonge Street
Programs and services for those living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV.
Health, testing, counseling, buddy program, employment support, taxes
The Toronto HIV Network (THN)
200 Gerrard Street East
416-506-8606 ext. 115
A coalition of organizations that support people living with/ affected by HIV
119 Isabella St.
416-962-7600 ext. 8000
Specialized hospital for people living with HIV/AIDS with a multi-disciplinary approach to health and well-being; Day health program and inpatient care. Call to discuss and request care Call 211 or visit www.HIV411.ca for more information about supports in Toronto
ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
Senior Pride Network Toronto
Association of individuals and organizations committed to promoting appropriate services and a positive, caring environment for elders, seniors, and older adults who identify as 2SLGBTQI+. Education, advocacy to governments, resources, networking, projects. Information on how to join is available on the website
200 Wolverleigh Blvd
One-on-one confidential telephone support is available at 416-406-6378. Monthly support meetings. Lending Library of books and resources. Presentations/ workshops to schools, universities, businesses, organizations
465 Yonge St.
Settlement and integration services for francophone 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers