À propos de ce groupe

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 youth outreach initiatives, and peer led discussion/support groups. Peer-led groups Kind runs include: Queer trans youth, Café Q, The Men’s Group, Polybilities, Biamore, Genderquest, etc.. Kind also hosts a variety of social events each month ranging from swim nights to art nights to movie nights as well as events during Pride week.

Kind also offers programs called Skills for the Revolution. One of Kind’s newest grassroots, peer-led programs empowering and equipping 2SLGBTQIA+ 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.

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20 Something Meetup

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This is a gathering open to all LGBT2SQIA people between 20 - 29 looking to connect, chat, meet new people, make friends, and create community outside of bars and off campus. Future events will sometimes be at Kind and sometimes be in different parts of the city! **Accessibility Note: 222 Somerset building has automatic doors and wide elevators. There is an all-gender, accessible washroom on our floor (4th floor) as well as stalled washrooms that become all gender washrooms in the evening. The suite door has an automatic button and the office space itself is wheelchair and walker accessible**

Queer Trans Youth Group

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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.

The Men's Group

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**NOTE THIS GROUP RUNS ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH** The Men’s Group is a peer-led discussion and social group. The Men’s Group is a time when men of all ages, cultures, abilities, and orientations can have a safe space to interact and socialize with one another. Centred on the needs of the men in the group, discussions follow topics selected by attendees. It’s a fun place to learn and explore. The Men’s Group meets every first Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CAFÉQ – WEEKLY YOUTH DROP-IN

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Every Friday, between 7 and 11 pm, a diverse and dynamic group of youth meet at Kind for an evening of low-pressure hanging out. We supply snacks, coffee, and tea; participants enjoy them during board games, video games, and lounging on couches. The Café is open to youth 13-19. Peer counselling is available at the Café as well as by appointment. Supports from Etc.’s leadership team can provide participants with a confidential listening and non-judgmental ear, share experiences and coping strategies, and offer resources.

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