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Our phones are closed tonight (July 14)

Our phones are closed just for tonight but we’re open on text and chat between 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST! Text us: 647-694-4275 Chat with us: Click the Chat button at the bottom or top of the page   Thanks for your understanding! Our phones will be back tomorrow at 6:00 PM EST.

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Apply to the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project!

The Provincial Youth Ambassador Program (PYAP) is back, and we’re looking to recruit some awesome youth leaders for this 2021-2022 cohort! Are you a 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 16-29) in Ontario? Do you have a passion for youth leadership and a vision for the future? Become a Youth Ambassador!     PYAP  brings together 20 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across Ontario […]

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Request for Services – Independent Consultant

Lead, Youth Mental Health Workshop Series Request for Services – Independent Consultant   About the Project: LGBT YouthLine has received funding from the City of Toronto to run a multi-week workshop series focused on providing practical & hands-on support skills to 2SLGBTQ+ youth to better support their own mental health; this includes skills in active listening, […]

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We’re closed today (June 29)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’re not able to be available tonight.   If you need support tonight, take a look through our Referral Database to find referrals near you.   You can also check out Emergency/Crisis Services on our online resources section.   Below are some alternate hotlines that we really like: KidsHelpPhone: 1 – 800 […]

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Join our Board of Directors!

Apply to be on our Board of Directors!

LGBT YouthLine is looking for 2SLGBTQ+ folks to join the YouthLine Board of Directors!  Why apply to the YouthLine Board?  Come be a part of the largest 2SLGBTQ+ youth organization in the province!  Apply your skills, knowledge, and expertise (or develop new ones!) in board governance, finance, policy, fundraising, and more;  Make an impact and help to shape the future strategy of YouthLine to support and continue its future growth;  Access events […]

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#Dare2Imagine 2SLGBTQ+ Futures

Happy Pride!   #Dare2Imagine a world where youth of all genders and sexualities are supported and celebrated. #Dare2Imagine a world where 2SLGBTQ+ youth can exist fully, as our whole selves. #Dare2Imagine a future where our communities have all we need to live our lives safely, proudly, and joyfully.      This Pride Season, LGBT YouthLine wants you to […]

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Apply to YouthOrganize! (CLOSED)

Applications to become a YouthOrganize volunteer are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied. You will hear back from us shortly. —– Do you have an idea for a community project? Interested in skill-building and mentorship to support your idea? Want an opportunity to build region-specific relationships/networks? Apply to YouthOrganize!   ***PRIORITIZING INDIGENOUS, BLACK AND TRANS YOUTH*** […]

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Re-affirming Our Commitment to 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

To our community,   Earlier this year, we released two statements on January 11th and January 14th in response to a situation where our work was questioned and attacked. We have recently been informed that these attacks have continued.   For 27 years, LGBT YouthLine has been a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization providing peer support and […]

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Our Phones Are Back Up!

Since March 2020 our volunteers and staff have been working remotely, running our HelpLine to provide support to 2SLGBTQ+ youth through chat and text only. This was a crisis response and we knew that we would need long-term solutions to meet the growing demand for our HelpLine, and to continue service delivery on phone, chat, and text.   Today we are excited to announce the re-launch of our phone lines! Our dedicated volunteers have completed a brand-new phone training to […]

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2SLGBTQ+ Youth Recommendations for Change in Ontario

After much anticipation, we are excited to announce the release of “Do Better: 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Recommendations for Change in Ontario.” This report draws from LGBT YouthLine’s Needs Assessment, “We’re Here: 2SLGBTQ+ Youth across Ontario Assert Needs and Experiences,” where almost 1,200 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across Ontario shared their experiences, dreams, and demands for change.   The report details seven recommendations calling on organizations, government, service providers, educators, […]