Youth Awards

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!

Date: June 1st 2019

Location: Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (789 Yonge St 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8)

Accessibility Notes:

    • Food will be served at the event (with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options).
    • The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
    • There will be performances that will include loud/amplified noises.
    • ASL interpretation is available upon request.

Please send a message to if you or someone you are attending with requires ASL interpretation or other accommodations.


Do you know an incredible 2SLGBTQ youth? Nominate them for a Youth Award! 


Categories include:

  • Trans Activism

  • BIPOC Activism

  • Queer Activism

  • Academics

  • Arts & Culture

  • Social & Health Services

  • Social Justice & Community Empowerment

  • Up & Coming Commendation (12 & under)

The application details can be found here. Deadline is March 31st. Reach out to if you have any questions.


The event will host more than 200 youth and supporters from all across Ontario, with performances and dinner served.



Tickets are not yet on sale but will be on April 1! More info coming soon – if you are looking to buy a table for your organization, company, or youth-group get in touch at

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Missed our last Youth Awards Gala?

Click here to view winners, pictures and videos of past Awards Galas!

Thank you!

Thank you to @JasmineDrawing for designing our event poster. 


Thank you to TD Canada Trust for continued support of LGBT Youth Line’s Youth Awards!