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Resources

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.

Thanks to Our Partners

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The Rekai Centres 

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The Senior
Pride Network

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The 519 

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Birchcliff Bluffs United Church

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Woodgreen Community Services

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! 

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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

Toronto, ON

M4Y 2C9
416-392-6874
www.the519.org
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.

Toronto, ON

M4W 1A9
416-924-8558
www.sunshinecentres.com
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

Suite 217

Toronto, ON

M5A 4K2
1-888-204-7777
www.egale.ca
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

416-340-8484

www.actoronto.org

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

416-975-8555

www.buddiesinbadtimes.com

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

Toronto, ON

M4Y 2C6

416-901-6600

shop@gladdaybookshop.com

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

Toronto, ON

M5A 2S5

416-324-4103

www.sherbourne.on.ca

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

Toronto, ON

M5A 2S5

416-324-4100

www.rainbowhealthontario.ca

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

Toronto, ON

M5B 1G3

416-922-0566

www.hasslefreeclinic.org

Free medical and counseling services in many areas of sexual health. 

Separate Men & Trans clinic hours and Women & Trans clinic hours

 

GoodHead

www.goodhead.ca

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

Toronto, ON

M6J 1H4

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

Toronto, ON

www.hqtoronto.ca

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

1-877-330-6366

www.translifeline.org

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

Unit A

Suite 202

Toronto, ON

M6R 2B7

416-595-9618

www.familyservicetoronto.org

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

4th Floor

Toronto, ON

M4Y 1Y5
416-340-2437
www.actoronto.org
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

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON

M5A 2E6
416-506-8606 ext. 115
www.torontohivaidsnetwork.org
A coalition of organizations that support people living with/ affected by HIV

Casey House

119 Isabella St.

Toronto, ON

M4Y 1P2

416-962-7600 ext. 8000

www.caseyhouse.com

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
www.seniorpridenetwork.ca
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


Pflag
200 Wolverleigh Blvd

Toronto, ON

M4C 1S2
416-406-1727
www.torontopflag.org
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

 


FrancoQueer
465 Yonge St.

Toronto, ON

M4Y 1X4
647-709-2600
www.francoqueer.ca
Settlement and integration services for francophone 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers