Rainbow Spaces

Building Safer, Inclusive Social & Recreational Spaces for the 2SLGBTQ+ Community in York Region

If you are a person who identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in York Region or are seeking support for a friend or family member as an ally, here is what you can access through our Rainbow Space program:

  • Inclusive and safer spaces to gather together and build social networks
  • Opportunities to organize and participate in recreational activities
  • Information and resources about health and social services
  • Harm reduction education, supplies and resources
  • Sexual Health education, supplies and resources
  • Lending library of queer literature and books
  • Volunteering & leadership development opportunities
  • Peer learning & wellness promotion groups

Rainbow Space programs are peer-led and peer-directed.

Within Rainbow Space programming, CAYR  runs a youth specific virtual drop in program on discord for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth who reside in York Region. Through the virtual program, youth also have access to monthly in person events and meet ups facilitated by CAYR staff, to provide youth a space to connect with each other and the community. In order to access the virtual youth program, send a message to our Youth Program Specialist at 647-381-9199.

2SLGBTQ+ community members including youth, older adults, and seniors can access both drop-in and facilitated groups through Rainbow Space.

All programs and services through Rainbow Space are free and confidential.

Connect with us at 647-381-9199 or 416-938-4458; [email protected]

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