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Queer Trans Youth Group
Queer Trans Youth is a peer-led discussion and support group for LGBTTQIA youth, ages 25 and under, in Ottawa. It’s Canada’s longest running group for LGBTTQIA youth and by LGBTTQIA youth: a safe space for young people to come for discussions, understanding, support, and most importantly, fun. What can you expect at QTY? Intros & highs/lows – We begin the night by letting people around the circle know who we are, and if we’re up to it, sharing our highs and lows for the week Main activity – We do something different each week and do our best to post it ahead of time. Follow the Kind Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kindspaceca?fref=ts) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/kindspaceca)! Quiet room – Sometimes we need to talk more about our lows of the week, or we’ve been triggered by an aspect of the activity, or we’re just not feeling all that sociable. The quiet room is available for those times. WHEN: Wednesdays 7:00–9:30 pm WHERE: Kind – 222 Somerset St. W, suite 404 ________ Programs, events and initiatives include counselling services, youth outreach initiatives, and peer led discussion/support groups. Peer-led groups Kind runs include: Queer trans youth, Café Q, High School Student Alliance, The Men’s Group, QPOC-IT, Polybilities, Biamore, Genderquest, Ace/Aro Spectrum. Celebrating Self is Kind’s sliding-scale, community-based counselling service for LGBTTQ+ communities focusing on non-hetero-normative, and cisnormative issues and relations to mental health.

Kind Space

222 Somerset Street West, Suite 404 · Ottawa, ON

What we're about

Founded in 1984, Kind gives people in Ottawa’s queer communities personal and peer support, as well as a physical space for people to understand and inhabit their particular identities with confidence and courage. Kind provides anyone on the human sexuality and gender spectrum with resources, information and support.

Programs, events and initiatives include counselling services, youth outreach initiatives, and peer led discussion/support groups. Peer-led groups Kind runs include: Queer trans youth, Café Q, High School Student Alliance, The Men’s Group, QPOC-IT, Polybilities, Biamore, Genderquest, Ace/Aro Spectrum. Kind also hosts events each month that allow fluffy felines in the Kind lounge with coffee, tea and cuddles.

Celebrating Self is Kind’s sliding-scale, community-based counselling service for LGBTTQ+ communities focusing on non-hetero-normative, and cisnormative issues and relations to mental health.

Kind also offers programs called Skills for the Revolution, and hosts an inclusive gym space. Skills for the Revolution is one of Kind’s newest grassroots, peer-led programs empowering and equipping LGBTTQIA+ communities with knowledge and experience of fundamental life, advocacy, and community-building skills to deconstruct the oppressive structures which keep us in cycles of shame and conflict with ourselves and each other. The workout and fitness space offered by Kind and Odawa hold a gym for exercise/weight training in a pressure-free environment of body positivity and volunteer support.

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