Youth Resources

BBBSO Prism program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa, now known as BBBSO provides a youth mentorship program with mentors from the 2SLGBTQ+ community to build long term mentorship relationships with youth 2SLGBTQ+ ages 6-24.

Youth Services Bureau Spectrum Program
The Youth Services Bureau Spectrum Program takes place on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at 147 Besserer St. and is open to youth ages 12 to 25. The community group offers counselling, mentorship, peer support, snacks, showers, activities and a space for queer youth to connect.

Jeunesse Idem
Jeunesse Idem provides francophone support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6 to 35 with drop in sessions and a variety of activities.

Rainbow Ottawa Student Experience 
ROSE is dedicated to providing community and support to 2SLGBTQIA+ students and youth on unceded Algonquin Anishinabeg territory in a way consistent with anti-oppression, and the principles of accessibility, equity, and compassion.

SAEFTY Ottawa (Support and Education for Trans Youth)
SAEFTY is Ottawa’s only independent youth group run entirely by and for trans and gender diverse youth. SAEFTY provides drop-in programming and community events for trans and gender diverse children, youth, and people of all ages.

Odawa Native Friendship Centre
As part of their programming, the Odawa Native Friendship Centre provides community support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth with a safe work out space, workshops, and a physical safe environment for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

LGBT Youthline
LGBT Youthline provides counseling via text and live chat for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. The Youthline is based in Toronto, but provides online resources and peer support as well.

CHEO Gender Diversity Clinic
CHEO’s Gender Diversity clinic supports children, youth and families at all stages of their journey with gender identity.

Transcend Youth Group
A free, monthly art and discussion drop-in group with gender diverse facilitators for trans, non-binary and questioning youth ages 11-17. Meet people, have discussions, make art & have fun!