Below is a list of LGBTIQ+ organizations that further equality, provide education, give referrals and support the work being done for LGBTIQ+ individuals, families and community of Windsor-Essex and surrounding areas. Below is a sampling of some resources available to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ). Many of the listings below provide links to other websites, reading lists, and newsletters for more information.

CK Gay Pride Association

http://ckgpa9.wixsite.com/pride-ck

Pride CK reflects a need we see in the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Two-Spirited community as well as the larger community. People need to know there is a place they can go to find resources and feel part of a safe community. It’s also important for the larger community to know there is a significant LGBTT2 presence in Chatham-Kent who are active and important members of the community.

Rainbow Health Ontario

333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ONT
Phone: 416-324-4100  
www.rainbowhealthontario.ca

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program working to improve access to services and promote the health of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide valuable resources for all stakeholders including: community groups, service providers, researchers, policy makers and educators.

Five / Fourteen

3640 Wells Street,
Windsor, ONT 844-514-0514  
www.windsorfht.ca/lgbt

Five/Fourteen is the only foster agency dedicated solely to providing services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, two-spirit, and otherwise gender-independent children and youth in foster care.  

Spectrum+ Alliance

St. Clair College 2000
Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario,
http://stclairgsa.weebly.com

The Spectrum+ Alliance is a student organization that works to make St Clair College safe for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We embrace all students. We intend to spread the message of equality to our college and our community. Our goal is to open the eyes of our fellow students, friends and neighbors to the issues that are plaguing the LGBTQIA+ community in the hopes of teaching them tolerance. We will do this with civility and respect for those around us through demonstrations and events that our group organizes.

Gender Journey’s

Windsor Family Health Team
2475 McDougall, Suite 245
Windsor, ONT 519-972-2727 ext.5656  
www.windsorfht.ca/lgbt

Gender Journeys is a drop-in, biweekly meeting of transgender and gender-questioning young adults. Meetings are held on Thursdays.

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Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Phone: 833-938-7267
www.wetranssupport.ca

A once a month peer facilitated social event held one Saturday a month at varying locations.  The focus of this group is to reduce the number of Transgender individuals who are living in isolation. This program also provided clients a level of safety as they are accessing the community in a group.  Dates and locations are planned and posted 12 months in advance. *Additional Events are Posted on the Community Calendar.

LGBT Youth Line

1-800-268-9688    
www.lgbtyouthline.ca 

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and  anti-racist framework, we provide leadership  opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and  referrals by telephone, texting and online. 

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Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Phone: 833-938-7267
www.wetranssupport.ca

A peer facilitated social support group for partners, friends, families, and allies of the trans community.  The focus of this group is to support each other as we support those in our lives that  are in transition.  This group currently meets twice a month on alternating Sundays at 536 Pelissier - Contact us for details.

LGBT+ YOUTH GROUP

1361 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ONT, N8X 1J6
Phone: 519-973-0222
www.aidswindsor.org

These groups are facilitated by a team of professionals from the community, that strive to create a safe environment in which youth can explore and express their interests and needs in an atmosphere where they are supported and respected for their contributions and unique individual differences. Every week looks different from the next. Some weeks we play games, other weeks we do arts and crafts, watch movies, or sit and talk about our weeks. Whether you’ re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, two-spirited, queer or questioning, YOU ARE WELCOME!!!! There is no need to call ahead. Just come with a smile and an open mind.

Trans Action Group

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Phone: 833-938-7267
www.wetranssupport.ca

A peer facilitated, clinically supervised program for up to 10 individuals per 8 week program cycle exploring various topics such as trans mental health, transgender and sexuality, trauma, how to be your own best advocate. Groups are held once per week at the W.E. Pride Fest Location.

MEN2MEN

511 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT 519-973-0222  
www.aidswindsor.org

The Men2Men Social Group is run through the AIDS Committee of Windsor and is an opportunity for gay, bisexual, trans and other men who are interested in men to gather for a variety of events including sex toy bingo, movie nights, and card nights. Events run monthly, for more information visit www.aidswindsor.org. 

Trans Spectrum

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Phone: 833-938-7267
www.wetranssupport.ca

A peer facilitated social support group focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space.  Members of this group will assist each other as they begin and go through transition.  Groups held two Sundays a month at 536 Pelissier.

Out On Campus

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor, ONT
Phone: 519-253-3000  ext.4093 
www.uwindsor.ca/ooc

Out on Campus provides a positive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning,  Two-Spirited, Intersex, Pansexual and Asexual  individuals (or LGBTTIQQ2SPA) and their allies on the University of Windsor campus.  Those who are attending St. Clair College are also encouraged to participate in our events! 

Windsor Pride Education & Resource Centre

1106 Ouellette Avenue Unit 102
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4K1
Phone: 519-973-4656
www.windsorpride.com

We support our committees who, among other things: work to create educational opportunities for the community, including diversity training; work with the local school boards and the Gay-Straight Alliances in schools; work with and support other community  organizations, and; host seniors' programs & activities. 

Pride London

186 King Street, Unit 30
London, ON N6A 1C7
www.pridelondon.ca

Pride London Festival is a volunteer non-profit organization that works to organize an annual opportunity to bring together the LGBT+ communities and our allies, through events and activities, which promote unity, inclusion and awareness of sexual and gender diversity.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Phone: 226-348-3378  
www.wepridefest.com

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest strives to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTTIQ persons in WindsorEssex. Raising awareness of ongoing issues facing the LGBTTIQ community including youth suicide,  discrimination & bullying. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest as an organization is more than just a festival, it empowers individuals to reach out to each other and facilitates opportunities for connection and belonging through age-specific activities or initiatives, peer-facilitated groups and special events and will address social isolation and create a social environment that is more accommodating, resilient and connected to the broader LGBTTQIA community in Windsor-Essex. 

 
 
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