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Other LGBTQ+ Programming In Guelph-wellington

Gender Intersect

Gender Intersect is a hub for trans and gender-independent folks to come together to find support and community here in Guelph and the surrounding area. We host monthly meet-ups as well as a variety of other workshops, events, and programming.

Looking for community connections? Have questions you need answered? Struggles or celebrations you want to share? Feel free to post or contact us at genderintersect@gmail.com and we’ll arrange for you to meet up with either a few of us who facilitate the group or other folks in the wider trans and gender independent community to chat.  Also join the ongoing conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/genderintersect/

Are you part of a workplace, school, congregation or organization that could use some assistance creating trans and genderqueer inclusion? Gender Intersect can offer workshops tailored to the needs of your group be it covering the basics of what trans and genderqueer can mean or being an ally to trans and genderqueer folk. Contact us at genderintersect@gmail.com to discuss workshop options and potential collaborations.

Guelph Queer Equality (GQE)

Guelph Queer Equality provides a safe space and supportive environment for all people in the trans, bisexual, lesbian, and gay community. People of all races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages, and abilities are welcome. Guelph Queer Equality events are not restricted to the University Community, they are open to people from the Guelph Community in general.

Almost every Tuesday you can come hang out with GQE as we tackle a variety of different topics in different formats ranging from movies to workshops and discussions. There will also be nights to socialize and do something fun, like crafts, games and swimming! Tuesday Night Socials are only run during the fall and winter semesters.

Get in touch with us by phone (519.824.4120 ext. 56702), email (gqe@uoguelph.ca) or join us on Facebook.


OUTline is a resource and support service that specializes in questions and issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. OUTline pays particular attention to the needs of individuals who have not or are just beginning to come-out, as well as to the individuals in their lives (friends & families) who are supporting them.

Find our website here: https://uoguelph.campuslabs.ca/engage/organization/outline/news 

Contact Jarred Sanchez-Cacnio at cacnioj@uoguelph.ca for more information!

The PaTio Group

A confidential, non-judgmental group for trans, genderqueer or questioning people and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) to meet and share resources, stories, experiences and support.  For one-to-one support, email thepatiogroup@gmail.com.

Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo Wellington

The Rainbow Chorus is a charitable, non-profit organization of amateur non-auditioned choral singers. We join together in song and celebrate the diversity of our community.Our members (gay, lesbian, bi, trans and straight) come from small towns throughout South Western Ontario.The Rainbow Chorus depends on financial support from its members, sponsors and communities.For more information, visit www.rainbowchorus.ca

LGBTQ+ Organizations in Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo

Aging With Pride Committee

The Aging with Pride Committee originated at Spectrum (http://ourspectrum.com), K-W’s first LGBTQ+/Rainbow community space. We’re a committee made up of LGBTQ+ identified seniors, allies and service providers dedicated to the following: identify and resolve systematic barriers that LGBT+ aging populations face, ›increase opportunities for social interaction, increase understanding and sensitivity among hospital staff, care facilities, and support services.

We meet once a month at Spectrum and provide workshops & educational opportunities in the Wellington & Waterloo regions.

Spectrum - Waterloo Regions Rainbow Community Space

Spectrum, KW's first LGBTQ+ community space is a space for the Waterloo Region and area, that offers programs, groups, resources, and other events. Check out their programming page at: Spectrum Groups.

KW Youth Group 

KW LGBTQ+ youth group is for youth ages 12-18, held at the KW Counselling, alternating Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm. Any questions, email: OK2BME@kwcounselling.com. More info check out OK2BME webpage at: LGBTQ Youth Group

Cambridge Youth Group 

Social group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-18 yrs that is in collaboration with OK2BME, and KW Counselling Service. This is a safe space for LGBTQIA+ teens to hang out and meet to people. 

ACCKWA’s GLBTQ Youth Group

Provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for youth ages 16-24 who are gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to discuss issues that are relevant to them while respecting confidentiality.If you would like to learn more about the GLBTQ Youth Group or any of ACCKWA’a other programs, please contact: education@acckwa.com or check out ACCKWA’s Youth Services Page.

Gay/Bi Men’s Social Group (on Facebook) for Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo

A social group facebook page for gay and bi men in the area. A place to make plans to get out of the house and have some fun. Brunch, movies, hiking, pool, a great casual way for gay/bi men to get together for no good reason other than to get out of the house, meet some new peeps and hang out with old friends. Always looking for great ideas! Join the group

OK2BME – Waterloo Region

OK2BME is a set of support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in Waterloo Region.These support services include:

  • LGBTQ-positive individual and family counselling;
  • social and recreational groups;
  • public education;
  • consultation and collaboration;
  • and, help establishing Gay-Straight Alliances and other similar initiatives in local schools.

All of the services are free and confidential. For information about the program and LGBTQ people please feel free to browse through our website or contact us at 519-884-0000 ext.212 or ok2bme@kwcounselling.com

SPECTRUM – Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

  • Drop-in hours: Tuesdays 6-8 PM, Fridays 7-10 PM, and Saturdays 2-5 PM
  • 283 Duke Street West, Unit 210
    (corner of Duke St W and Breithaupt)
    Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2H 3X7

Telephone: 226 779-9695

Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition

WRRC (pronounced “work”) is a volunteer-based community organization that is committed to building a unified voice for gender and sexual diversity for people of all ages in Waterloo Region. We promote sustainable opportunities for advocacy, awareness, education and community-building that are respectful of the diverse interests within the Rainbow community. We work together with local allies to foster a strong and inclusive community.

Visit our website at: www.yourwrrc.ca, email us at: yourwrrc@gmail.com, find us on facebook at: Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Coalition, and find us at twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/yourwrrc.

Out On The Shelf Inc.

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Out On The Shelf is an inclusive LGBTQ2IA+ library and resource centre. We strive to provide a safe space for all members of the queer and trans communities and their allies.

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