Youth Awards

Pink banner with text on the left side that reads - LGBT Youth Line presents the 15th community Youth Awards Gala. On the right of the text are 5 circles each with a different image inside. The top two circles have one showing an open hand holding small plant with some soil under it. The second circle on the top has 4 books stacked on top of each other. The first circle on the bottom left is of a thinker, which is a silhouette of a person sitting on a rock looking lost in thought. The middle circle is of open hands holding a floating heart between them that appears to be beating. The last circle has two mountain peaks with a sun rising between them.

An evening of affirmation and celebration 

for the exceptional and outstanding contributions of LGBT youth across Ontario

We are recruitment for the planning committee – more info here!

Stay tuned for 2017 details coming soon!

2016 Archive

Check out a video summary of the evening’s celebrations:

See beautiful photos of the night here:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto

7pm Reception

8pm Awards

9:30pm Desserts & mingling


$20 Advance or $25 at the door

Free for youth under 26

Space is limited so get your tickets today!


The event will host more than 150 youth and supporters to celebrate the resilience and successes of youth leaders in the LGBT community in areas such as arts and culture, social and health services, social justice, queer and trans visibility, academic environments, and community empowerment.



  • Physically accessible at a central location in downtown Toronto
  • Gender neutral washrooms
  • ASL interpretation and closed captioning
  • Low scent space (please try to come scent free!)
  • Live Streaming – presented by TD Bank Group

See a list of 2016 Youth Awards Winners here!

THANK YOU to our event sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

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Community Sponsor:



Beer & Wine Sponsors:

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In-kind donations:

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Check out past Youth Award Galas here


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The Youth Awards Gala is made possible with the support of many!