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Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)

2330 Midland Ave
Scarborough, ON M1S 5G5
Tel: 416-292-7510–services

CICS offers early years services, employment services, settlement services and language and service training to newcomers in Canada! CICS offers equal access to services for all those in need.

Hours: Weekdays 9am-5pm

Settlement Assistance Family Support Services (SAFSS)

SAFSS goal is to educate newcomers, women, seniors, youth, and families in their integration process to provide a better quality of life and help them realize their full potential. SAFSS also provides lessons on life skills, protection from abuse in the female and indigenous community, as well as offers supportive counselling and United Way base grants.


Markham Location:

1200 Markham Rd #214
Scarborough, ON M1H 3C3
Tel: 416-431-4847
Hours: Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Morningside Location:

1154 Morningside Ave #206
Scarborough, ON M1B 3A4
Tel: 416-286-0826
Hours: Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Kingston Rd. Location:

4352 Kingston Road, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M1E 2M8
Tel: 416-286-3878
Hours: Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

 43 Christie St
Toronto, ON M6G 3B1
Tel: 416-588-9277

Provides emergency shelter and a welcoming area to families of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Christie Refugee Welcome Centre also has an outreach program where they help families transition from shelter to houses, as well as a shelter program that provides people with emergency shelter and initial settlement services.

A website that provides information and answers about settling in Ontario, Canada.

COSTI Immigrant Services

Youth Settlement Services
9325 Yonge Street,
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0A8
Tel: 289-842-3124
16th Ave & Yonge St

This program will connect immigrant and refugee minority youth with existing community services available to minority and newcomer children and youth in the GTA.

Open: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Rexdale Community Health Centre

8 Taber Rd
Etobicoke ON, M9W 3A4
Tel: 416-744-0066
Kipiling Ave & Taber Rd.

Offers ESL classes for adults where they may prepare for their language proficiency test and citizenship test and multi cultural women’s program for clients who are isolated, frustrated and have difficulty coping with daily stress from their Jamestown location on Thursdays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

Egale Youth OUTreach

290 Shuter Street, Level 1,
Toronto, ON M5A 1W7
Tel: +1 844-443-4253

Mental Health Counselling and Drop-in Centre for LGBTQ2S Youth experiencing homelessness. Egale has many support workers to help with practical needs ranging from housing, food access, access health care, navigating government services, filling out forms, applying for odsp/ow, employment, transition support, etc.

Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

333 Sherbourne St. 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
Tel: 416-324-5077
Jarvis St & Carlton St

SOY seeks to improve the lives of queer youth age 16-29 in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities.  It offers a wide variety of groups for Newcomer/Immigrant youth, Black Queer Youth, Trans youth, arts based programs and mentoring for queer youth.

519 Church Street Community Centre

519 Church St,
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Tel: 416-392-6874 ex.4000
Church St & Wellesley St E

The 519 offers various supports to the Toronto LGBTTQ community. Including transition support, anti-violence initiatives, anti-poverty & homelessness initiatives and a number of community drop in programs throughout the week.

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS)

65 Wellesley St E, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Tel: 416-924-2100

CTYS’ Pride and Prejudice Program offers unique programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, transsexual and questioning youth under 25. They offer individual counselling and group counselling along with their BOYOBOY program which is a biweekly, drop-in workshop series for younger gay/bi/queer/trans males.

Open: 9:00am-5:00pm

Kulanu Toronto –LGBT Jewish Community

Tel: 416-819-7431

Kulanu Toronto is the city’s main Jewish LGBT social, educational, and cultural organization. The programming is geared towards LGBT people with social, educational and cultural events such as: Shabbat/Sabbath and Pesach/Passover dinners, Chanukah parties, marching in the Pride Parade, Holocaust education week and speed dating.

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

Tel: 1-800-268-9688
GTA: 416-962-9688
TTY is available on all lines.

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free service provided by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Two spirited or queer youth to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Two spirited, queer or questioning youth under 26. They also offer online peer support through email or online forums.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Rainbow Services (LGBTTTIQ) Addictions Program
60 White Squirrel Way,
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Tel: 1-800-463-2338 ext. 4647
Queen St W & Ossignton Ave

Provides counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol.

Salaam – Queer Muslim Community of Toronto

Tel: (416) 925-XTRA Ext. 2209.

Toronto District School Board

Triangle Program
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1A1
Tel: 416-393-8443

Canada’s only classroom for LGBTI2Q Youth Grades 9 – 12. The Triangle Program is one of three programs that make up Oasis Alternative Secondary School. This full-time TDSB program offers you the structure, support and a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgender peers to obtain your high school education.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)
200 Wolverleigh Blvd
Toronto ON
M4C 1S2
416-406-1727 (Admin line)
416-406-6378 (Support line- you often need to leave a message)
1-888-530-6777 ext 224 (support line – you often need to leave a message)

PFlag is a national organization that helps all Canadians with questions of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLag supports, educates and provides resources to all individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This organization is run primarily by volunteers and therefore you often need to leave a message and someone will call you back. Pflag also holds regular meetings in Toronto on the 1st Wednesay of every month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Kimbourne Park United Church – 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. Check their website for more information regarding meetings in different cities

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm


248 Jamestown Cres,
Toronto, ON M9V 1N4
Tel: 416-744-6312

609 The East Mall, Unit 32
Toronto, ON M9B 4A9
Tel: 416-621-2515

TAIBU Community Health Centre

27 Tapscott Road, Unit #1
Toronto, Ontario M1B 4Y7
TAIBU Serves the Black community across the GTA as its priority population.
We also serve all residents of the Malvern neighbourhood.

Black Legal Action Centre 

Rainbow Railroad

We help LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence.