AA MEETINGS in the Toronto Area
(various locations and times)

Alcoholics Anonymous has helped many people, and holds regular meetings throughout the Toronto area. This is just a link to a list of the meetings that have been reported to us.

ACT - The AIDS Committee of Toronto
399 Church Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2J6, Canada
Telephone: (416) 340-2437

ACT is one of Canada's oldest and largest AIDS service organizations. Get information about HIV, AIDS and safer sex. Connect to HIV/AIDS-related services and events in Toronto. Become a member, donor, or volunteer. Advocate for social change.
Amnesty International - LGBT Action Circle A45 Amnesty International LGBT (Toronto)
c/o 519 Church Street Community Centre,
519 Church St, Toronto,
Ontario, M4Y 2C9, Canada 
Information: (416) 925-9872, mailbox 2195

Amnesty International LGBT Action Circle A45 (Toronto), was formed in 1995, and has worked against human rights abuses against sexual minorities worldwide.

Members participate in letter-writing meetings, sponsor international speakers, undertake public awareness events, speak to media and other groups about our work, and raise funds to support our activities. The group also maintains the website for AI's international LGBT Network: www.ai-lgbt.org

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives


Its mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about lesbians and gays, primarily produced in or concerning Canada. To support this function the Archives also maintains major non-archival collections including: a research library, international subject files, and the world's largest collection of lesbian and gay periodicals.

Casey House Hospice
9 Huntley Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2K8, Canada
Telephone: (416) 962-7600

Casey House Hospice, a world-renowned facility founded in 1988, provides a continuum of care for persons affected by HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive range of palliative and supportive care services in our residential and community programs. Through partnerships with organizations we deliver care in a variety of settings, such as in the home, clinics and a mobile health bus. As the landscape of HIV/AIDS is complex and evolving, Casey House continually adapts its care practices to meet the changing needs of the clients we serve. Our Community Program, which includes the Home Hospice Program, is funded entirely through individual, community and corporate donations made to Casey House Foundation. This includes the proceeds of our signature events: Art with Heart, SnowBall and DQ. More than 2,500 people have received exceptional care since Casey House opened. For more information, or to donate online, please visit our website.
CATIE - The Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange CATIE The Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
"Making a difference through information"
Box 1104, Suite 505-555 Richmond Street West 
Toronto ON M5V 3B1 Canada
Toll-free in Canada : 1(800) 263-1638 Local : (416) 203-7122 Fax : (416)

CATIE is an independent, non-profit community based organization, providing information to help people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers make informed, involved health care decisions. CATIE's ultimate goal is to see AIDS as a curable condition.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Rainbow Services
Various locations throughout Toronto, and services are covered by OHIP
Telephone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 6781; (416) 535-8501 ext. 7043 Toll-free: 1-800-463-2338

Specialized services to the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities since 1996, through a broad range of programs from offering help with cutting down or quitting drug and alcohol use to couple counselling, including assessment and referrals.

Check out their site for more details, email contact information, and general information on other programs offered by the Centre!

Coming Out / Being Out
Discussion Group


The Coming Out / Being Out Discussion Group is an informal, nonjudgemental environment in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, questioning, and queer individuals, at all stages of the coming out process, from ages 20 to 40 can meet to discuss issues which concern them. 

DQ - the annual fund raising show. DQ - The Drag Queen Show

DQ is an annual fund raising event to benefit Casey House.

The DQ shows have raised close to three-quarters of a million dollars for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). It is about awareness that HIV/AIDS is not going away. It is about people who struggle to live. It is about helping them live well.

David Kelley Services and The Family Service Association of Toronto David Kelley Services - Lesbian/Gay & HIV/AIDS Counselling
Family Service Association of Toronto 
355 Church St., Toronto,
Ontario, M5B 1Z8
For service: (416) 595-9618 Fax: (416) 595-0242

Hours of service - Mon/Wed 9-9; Tues/Thurs/Fri 9-5 by appointment

Lesbian/Gay Program - short term individual, couple, family counselling and group services to lesbians, gay men and related communities provided by lesbian and gay counsellors on a wide range of issues. Fees on a sliding scale based on income

HIV/AIDS Program - counselling to individuals, couples and families living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS, on a range of personal issues. No fee for service.

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    was split into two separate departments.

Department of Social Development

The Department of Social Development (SD) is mandated with helping to secure and strengthen Canada's social foundation. We do this by helping families with children, supporting people with disabilities and ensuring that seniors can fully participate in their communities. We provide the policies, services and programs for Canadians who need assistance in overcoming challenges they encounter in their lives and their communities. This includes income security programs, such as the Canada Pension Plan.

We are a client-centred organization, committed to continually improving service delivery for Canadians.

Department of Human Resources
and Skills Development

The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) is responsible for providing all Canadians with the tools they need to thrive and prosper in the workplace and community. We support human capital development, labour market development and are dedicated to establishing a culture of lifelong learning for Canadians.

Among our clients are employees, employers, individuals receiving Employment Insurance benefits, students and those who need focused support to participate in the workplace. HRSD provides federal-level management of labour and homelessness issues, and supports students and communities through the Canada Student Loans Program and Community Economic Development initiatives. 

Hassle Free Clinic Hassle Free Clinic
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd. Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1G3
Women's Clinic: (416) 922-0566 Men's Clinic: (416) 922-0603 Fax: (416) 922-2018

The Hassle Free Clinic is a community-basic clinic providing medical and counselling services in all areas of sexual health.

clheal.jpg (6370 bytes) HEAL Health Education AIDS Liaison, Toronto!
(416) 406-HEAL
Email: endaids@hotmail.com

HEAL is a non-profit, community based education network, providing comprehensive information on effective, non-toxic and holistic approaches to recovery from AIDS defining illnesses, and has served as a consistent voice calling for honesty in AIDS issues.

LEGIT-Toronto Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force-Toronto
P.O. Box 111, Station "F", Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2L4, CANADA
Telephone: (416) 925-9872 ext. 2211

The Toronto chapter of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force - Immigration pour Conjoint(e) des Gais et Lesbiennes offers information, experience and support for same-sex couples who are in the process of immigrating to Canada. They help cross border, same sex couples with their applications to Immigration Canada, so they can live together in Canada, with, to the best of their knowledge, a success rate of over 90%.

Monthly meetings are held, usually at the 519 Community Centre. 
Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line
P.O. Box 62, Station "F", Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2L4, Canada
Telephone: (416) 962-YOUTH Fax: 962-7967 TollFree: 1-800-268-YOUTH

Providing peer support and information services within Ontario to youth of all cultures and abilities who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited and transgendered.

NORM-Toronto: Toronto’s Chapter of the Non-Profit Org. of the National Organization of Restoring Men NORM-Toronto
Toronto’s Chapter of the Non-Profit Org. of the National Organization of Restoring Men


NORM is a support and Info group for circumcised men who are curious about, currently undergoing, or thinking about starting their own NON-surgical foreskin restoration. FRC (http://foreskinrestorationchat.info) is the virtual home of NORM-TO. 

Usually meets bi-weekly at The 519 Community Center. Dates, times of meetings, and discussions relating to NORM-TO are posted regularly to http://foreskinrestorationchat.info FRC is the web’s most informative and comprehensive site supporting circumcised men with our “Ask the Doctors” forums, real-time chats with special guests, and the largest reviewed restoration directory of sites pertaining to foreskin restoration on the net. Endorsed by the International Physicians Group (DOC), and HONcode compliant, FRC and NORM-Toronto provides every circumcised man with the most cutting edge medical info, layman discussions, and methods for restoring!

The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2C9, Canada
Telephone: (416) 392-6874 Fax: (416) 392-0519

The 519 is a meeting-place and focus for its vital and varied downtown community. Within a supportive environment, it responds to community issues and needs by supplying the resources and opportunities to foster self-determination. It is committed to principles of accessiblility, voluntarism, individual dignity and value, participation and celebration.

Toronto People With AIDS Foundation - The PWA
399 Church Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2J6, Canada
Telephone:(416) 506-1400

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation's mission is to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of people living with HIV/AIDS. Amongst their services are a benefits & assistance program, an activity centre, outreach programs and treatment resources.