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25th Anniversary & Youth Awards Gala

Our Youth Awards Gala celebrates and affirms the contributions of 2SLGBTQ youth leaders across Ontario! The event strives to celebrate youth leaders in the 2SLGBTQ community with awards in areas such as arts and culture, social and health services, social justice, queer and trans visibility, academic environments, and community empowerment. This year while we continue to recognise the continued success of youth in our communities, we will also be celebrating 25 years of youth resilience as Youth Line turns 25!
789 Yonge Street Sat Jun 01, 2019 -Sat Jun 01, 2019 Visit Website

Craftathon 19

It’s Time to Get Crafty!   Craftathon is back for its 4th year!  With new crafts (yay!), great food (yum!), and more ways to get creative in support of LGBT Youth Line, this year’s Craftathon is shaping up to be the best one yet. Our goal is to raise $20,000 and we can’t do it without you! For more info visit bit.ly/craftathon19
180 Shaw Street, Toronto Sat Mar 16, 2019 -Sat Mar 16, 2019 11 am - 5 pm View Map Visit Website

AGM

LGBT Youth Line's AGM - Sept 20th @ 6:30 pm Please join LGBT Youth Line for our Annual General Meeting (AGM)! The AGM is our annual event dedicated to reviewing the past year at Youth Line, and outlining plans for the following year. It is also the time when all community members can participate in the process of determining what Youth Line represents and what Youth Line does – for example, by voting to elect members to the Board of Directors, and on updates to the organizational bylaws. Everyone is welcome to join us! We also encourage those who plan on attending to sign up for their annual Youth Line membership*, which entitles them to participate in the AGM as a voting member.   For more details, click here.

2nd Annual Craftathon

Join us on February 11, 2017 to support LGBTTQQ2SIA youth by crafting!   At Sketch Working Arts, Artscape Youngplace, we’ll be crafting in teams from 11am-4pm. Make your own crafty treasures! This is a family friendly event with food provided. ASL is available upon request!   Create your team, start fundraising now, and join us at the 2nd Annual Craftathon! bit.ly/craft4YL For more info see youthline.ca/craftathon
180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5 Sat Feb 11, 2017 11am-4pm View Map

For All the Feels: Self Care First Aid

SELF CARE FIRST AID KIT Bad days are going to happen. Overwhelming moments & annoying little bumps in life never cease, but we can take charge of our self care & overcome this through self soothing! It's important to be prepared and cope ahead, planning self care & self soothe coping strategies and building a tool kit while we are calm and connected with our inner self. With the help of this workshop you will recieve one amazing Self Care First Aid Kit, built, decorated and filled by you! After personalizing & decorating our Self Care First Aid Kit Box, we will be creating DIY stress balls, designing powerful affirmation cards to guide us, and learning new skills to remember simple self care in tough times. We will be picking out specific sensory items to help calm us through our senses while also picking out creative, relaxing or distracting items."
For All the Feels is a series of 8 free arts workshops for and by lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, two spirit, intersex, ace youth within Toronto. We want to create low-key and accessible spaces for queer youth to come together and have fun, learn something, and make connections in the community. Each workshop will be free, will include food and tokens, be physically accessible and have ASL provided. For more information please visit http://youthline.ca For questions or specific accommodations please email outreach@youthline.ca For All the Feels is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
East Metro Youth Services 1200 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada Thu Nov 24, 2016 6pm-8pm View Map

For All The Feels Workshop: Indigenous Beading (by Shane H.C)

Our first workshop is for two spirit, trans, and queer identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit folks! Join us at 2 Spirits for a beading workshop facilitated by Shane H.C.! On Saturday October 8th from 1pm to 3pm, come learn and practice your bead work with other two spirit youth and community members. We will be sharing skills, tips and stories. This space is both for folks who have never beaded before as well as longtime beaders - we've all got something to learn and share. You will have the option of building your own DIY loom, flat stitching, beading by hand or whatever you'd like to try! __________________________________________________ 2 Spirits has a ramp going up to the front door. It is a scent conscious organization- perfumes and chemical fragrances are limited and medicines are used within the space. There is key access to single stall washrooms, and we will have ASL interpretation available upon request. Sign up using our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-all-the-feels-indigenous-beading-workshop-tickets-669428278 For any questions at all, please email Tamar at outreach@youthline.ca
145 Front Street East, Toronto Sat Oct 08, 2016 -Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm View Map Visit Website

Youth Awards 2017

 

Our Youth Awards Gala celebrates and affirms the contributions of 2SLGBTQ youth leaders across Ontario!

This event celebrates the resilience and successes of youth leaders in the 2SLGBTQ community with awards in areas such as arts and culture, social and health services, social justice, queer and trans visibility, academic environments, and community empowerment.

Missed the 2017 Awards?

See pictures from this night of celebration here! And check out the video here! Read about our winners for 2017 here

Thanks to our sponsors!

            Many thanks to Unite Here! Local 75 & TD Bank. Thanks to our in-kind sponsors:               Thanks also to the following groups and organizations who supported our event: Inside Out, OCASI, Pilot Interactive, PPT LGBT Youth Initiative, and Supporting Our Youth (SOY).

Missed the 2016 awards?

Check out videos, pictures and winners here!

Have questions? Contact awards@youthline.ca

15th Youth Awards Gala

The Youth Awards are back! Join us on November 12th at the Elm Centre, 87 Elm St in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, asexual and two-spirit youth, and youth services that are making a difference throughout the province of Ontario. 7pm - Reception // 8pm - Awards show begins // 9:30pm - Desserts and Mingling Finger foods will be served with gluten free and vegan options // Cash bar Tickets: $20 Advanced // $25 at the door // FREE for Youth (26 and under) Space is limited, so get your tickets today Physical ticket sales will be available in limited quantities at a location to be announced soon. Accessibility:
  • 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
Click here for more information about the event Click here to nominate somebody for an award! 
87 Elm Street, Toronto ON Sat Nov 12, 2016 -Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Visit Website

Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting! This year we are inviting current and past Youth Line volunteers, staff, board members and supports to join us for dinner and an alumni mixer.
  • 6 pm - 7 pm: Alumni Mixer
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm: AGM
Become a member of the Youth Line and vote at the AGM by filling out this form before Sept. 20. Access:
  • Fully accessible venue with gender neutral washrooms
  • Low scent event
  • ASL interpretation provided
  • Food will include vegan, gluten-free, nut-free options
Let us know if you have any other access needs that we can support! RSVP: board@youthline.ca
Sherbourne Health Centre, Great Room Wed Sep 28, 2016 -Wed Sep 28, 2016 View Map

1st Annual Craftathon

We are so excited to announce LGBT Youth Line's First Annual Craftathon!!! The date is set as Saturday, March 19th from 1-4pm at Sherbourne Health Centre. We need more teams of amazing Youth Line supporters to join us in 3 hours of crafty camaraderie. Click on the link below to sign-up and learn more! https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-youth-line/craftathon/
533 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario Sat Mar 19, 2016 -Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM View Map Visit Website