Queer(in) Care is a drop-in group organized by Planned Parenthood Toronto’s LGBTQ Youth Initiative. This is a group for current and former LGBTQ2S youth in care and/or with experiences of incarceration. This includes youth in foster care, group homes, and adoptive families, and youth who have been incarcerated, including involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
The group will be facilitated by 2SLGBTQ youth with lived experiences of these systems, supported by LGBTQ Youth Initiative staff. Each session will include community building, support space, and access to information and community resources.
In order to keep the space as open and inclusive as possible, the facilitators ask that current foster/adoptive parents and group home staff do not attend.
This group will run from 6-8pm on Thursdays from January 10th – March 14th in room 1077 at the Sherbourne Health Centre (333 Sherbourne Street).
Tokens and food will be provided.
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Queer(in) Care is a program of the LGBTQ Youth Initiative, a collaboration between Planned Parenthood Toronto, Central Toronto Youth Services, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, Griffin Centre, Sherbourne Health Centre, LGBT Youthline, The 519, and the Toronto District School Board’s Gender Based Violence Prevention Office that aims to create a stronger support system for LGBTQ youth in Toronto. We’re grateful to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for their financial contribution to this program.
The LGBTQ Youth Initiative has been made possible through the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Planned Parenthood Toronto have created a set of guidelines for how sexual health service providers and educators can be more inclusive in their practice towards trans and nonbinary youth. Download them today!
Are you a queer youth in Toronto who is looking to find spaces to meet other queer youth that are welcoming and safe?
We sat down with Arti, one of the coordinators for Planned Parenthood Toronto’s LGBTQ Youth Initiative, to talk about the initiative, how to run such a program, and supports for LGBTQ youth in the city. Check it out!