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Leadership Update

Dear YouthLine Community,    The Board of Directors would like to reiterate our appreciation for the support our community has continued to show us as we work to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario. We also want to share a leadership and staffing update with our community.    On October 27, 2022, the Executive Committee of […]

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Creative Writing Workshops

We’re excited to be co-hosting creative writing workshops with The Wild Woman, Lamoi Simmonds, for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Peel and Halton!   Writing the Rituals of a Queer Self will explore the power of your voice through lived experiences and poetry. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, click here to learn more!   […]

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HelpLine Closing from November 6 to November 13

LGBT YouthLine closing HelpLine for one week to rest Closing November 6th and re-opening November 14th    On March 17th 2020, following the government closure, we made the decision to leave our offices and closed the lines. On March 18th 2020 we re-opened remotely, and our dedicated staff and volunteers have kept the lines open […]

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You’re Invited to our 2022 Annual General Meeting!

LGBT YouthLine invites you to join us for our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM)!   On September 28, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST, we are excited to host an evening of community as we reflect on the past year at YouthLine and plan for the next. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to join!   […]

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Learning, Grounding, Growing: Practical Tools for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

In late 2021 / early 2022, we hosted four skills-based, mental health workshop series to teach 2SLGBTQ+ practical tools to support themselves and their peers. Topics included somatic/embodied practices, boundaries and relationships, arts-based exploration, and active listening.   As part of this project — which has generously been funded by the City of Toronto — […]

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Collaborative Visioning Session with QTBIPOC sauga! 

We’re excited to be co-hosting a virtual Collaborative Visioning Session with @qtbipocsauga on Monday, August 29th from 6-9pm EST for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Peel and Halton!     In this space, we will have a facilitated conversation about upcoming YouthOrganize programming. More specifically, we want to know:   What arts-based workshops and activities you would […]

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YouthOrganize is Recruiting Youth Advisory Committee Members!

Are you: a 2SLGBTQ+ youth living in Peel or Halton with knowledge and passion for the arts? interested in building 2SLGBTQ+ community within Peel and Halton? interested in organizing, leading or attending a series of arts-based workshops for and by 2SLGBTQ+ youth?  Join our Youth Advisory Committee!   YouthOrganize is looking for 8-12 2SLGBTQ+ youth […]

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Philip Wong, Interim Executive Director

Welcome Philip Wong as Interim Executive Director!

We are thrilled to welcome back Philip Wong (he/him) to LGBT YouthLine as the Interim Executive Director, effective August 4, 2022.      Philip is a non-profit professional with more than 20 years of experience advocating for and with marginalized communities. Philip has firsthand knowledge of the organization’s value as a critical resource for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. He has served […]

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Public Statement: Update regarding Volpe v. Wong-Tam

On May 26, 2022, Justice Glustein made the important and necessary decision to dismiss the charges against the defendants in the case of Volpe v. Wong-Tam.   You can read more about the situation in our statements from Jan 11th, 2021, Jan 14th, 2021, and April 6th, 2021.   We would like to express our […]

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June is Indigenous History Month: Where to Give

Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer, and Indigenous LGBTQ+ youth deserve care, resources, and programming not only in June, but all year round.    In honour of Indigenous History Month, we have compiled a list of groups doing affirming, transformative work in support of 2SLGBTQ+ Indigenous young people across Ontario. Read below to learn more about the meaningful changes these […]