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Apply to YouthOrganize!

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***   YouthOrganize is a 10-month volunteer program that brings 2SLGBTQ+ youth together in Peel (Brampton, Caledon, & Mississauga) and Halton (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, […]

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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, […]

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Reconnecting Your Spirit: Indigenous Youth Group

Reconnecting Your Spirit Date: March 9th to March 12th Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST Register here by February 18   We are so excited to be teaming up with M’Wikwedong Building Gender Diverse Communities to co-host an online space for 2Spirit, Indigiqueer and LGBTQ+ Indigenous youth (16-29) who live in Ontario!   We will meet each […]

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Let’s #DoBetter in Ontario Catholic Schools

Update on YouthLine’s removal from the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) On the afternoon of Monday, January 11th, 2021, we put out a statement ‘LGBT YouthLine’s removal from Toronto Catholic District School Board resources’, which provided information about the email we received informing us of our removal from TCDSB’s resources. In our statement, we […]

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Public Statement (January 11, 2021)

Public Statement: LGBT YouthLine’s removal from Toronto Catholic District School Board resources On the afternoon of Friday, January 8th, 2021 we received an email from the Chief of Mental Health Strategy and Staff Well-Being of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). In the email, we were informed that we had “inappropriate material” on our site, […]

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We are Hiring for Two Positions!

Communications Coordinator Full-Time – 1 Year contract, with possibility for renewal  Remote (Ontario-based position)    Working with other YouthLine staff, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for leading the organization’s communications strategy, with a focus on strengthening our storytelling and program promotions. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Coordinator will also develop and implement engagement strategies to strengthen communication with potential and current donors.      Coordinator, Provincial Networks Full-Time – 1 Year […]

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Happy Holidays!

As we reflect on the past year, we know that our work supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth through isolation has been more important than ever. This has been a hard year for all of us, and we are so grateful to have supporters and community members who continue to support LGBT YouthLine.   At this time, we […]

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HelpLine Services Open for the Holidays

LGBT YouthLine knows that the holidays can be hard for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and this year, it can be even harder. If you or a 2SLGBTQ+ youth in your life are looking to access our services over the holiday season, know that we are open!   Thanks to our shift supervisors and volunteers, our Peer Support […]