Our Rainbow Friends

The following is a list of local and area associations, agencies and organizations that support sexual diversity in the Peterborough, Ontario, community.

[ 2-Spirit People ] [ 519 Community Centre ] [ Camp fYrefly ] [ Egale ] [ Fleming GSA ]
[ FrancoQueer ] [ Gender Journeys] [ PARN ] [ PFLAG Durham Region ] [ PFLAG Lindsay ]
[ PRIDE ] [ RHO ] [ RSO ] [ RYC ] [ Sherbourne Health Centre ] [ Transparent Canada ] [ TQC ]

2-Spirit People of the First Nations

  • 2-Spirit People of the First Nations is a non-profit social service organization whose membership consists of Aboriginal 2-Spirit (people who carry male and femal spirits), gay, lesbian, intersexed, bisexual, and transgendered people in Toronto.

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    Address: 2-Spirit People of the First Nations, 145 Front Street East, Ste. 105, Toronto,ON M5A 1E3
    Phone: 416-944-9300
    Website: 2-Spirits

519 Community Centre

  • The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people's lives while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.

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    Address: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
    Phone: 416-392-6874
    Email: click here
    Website: 519 Community Centre

Camp fYrefly

  • Camp fYrefly is a four-day individual/social learning and leadership camp that provides a safe and supportive environment where youth across differences in sexual orientation and gender identity can enhance their personal and social resilience. Camp fYrefly started in Edmonton in 2004. The camp expanded to Saskatchewan in 2009, alternating annually between Saskatoon and Regina. The Calgary camp started in 2013.
    Now Camp fYrefly is coming to Ontario in Summer 2017. Dr. Spencer J. Harrison is Camp Director for the Ontario camp, which is a joint venture of the School of Education & Professional Learning, Trent University and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. The fYrefly acronym stands for fostering, youth, resilience, energy, fun, leadership, yeah!

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    Address: Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, 7-104 Education North Building, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2G5
    Phone: 780-492-4909
    Fax: 780-492-2024
    Email: Dr. Spencer J. Harrison, Director, Camp fYrefly Ontario
    Website: Camp fYrefly/Ontario


  • Founded in 1995, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.

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    Address: Egale, 185 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2K7
    Phone: 416-964-7887
    Toll Free: 1-888-204-7777
    Fax: 1-888-990-0585
    Website: Egale

Fleming GSA

    Fleming GSA at Sir Sandford Fleming College, provides a positive and safe space for members of the LGBTQ community! We are committed to promoting diversity in and around Fleming College.

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    Email: click here
    Facebook: Fleming GSA


    FrancoQueer is a resource centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual Francophones.

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    Address: FrancoQueer, PO Box 73037 465 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X0
    Phone: 416-214-4862
    Email: click here
    Website: FrancoQueer

Gender Journeys

  • The CMHA HKPR Gender Journeys team creates, coordinates and delivers programs for trans and gender diverse individuals, as well as for family and partners. CMHA HKPR provides: information, opportunities and support services for people who identify as trans or gender diverse support programs for families, friends and partners of trans and gender non-conforming people resources, workshops and educational opportunities to service organizations, professionals, allies and communities that make up the Four Counties who want knowledge and connection to support.

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    Address: CMHA HKPR - Gender Journeys, Attn: Jan Tkachuk, 466 George Street N., Peterborough, ON K9H 3R7
    Phone: 705-748-6711
    Toll-free: 1-866-990-9956
    Fax: 705-748-2577
    Email: click here
    Website: CMHA-HKPR

PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network)

  • PARN is our community based agency providing support, health promotion and advocacy for people HIV-infected and HIV-affected. PARN provides education for people at risk for HIV and awareness of AIDS issues to the broader community. We're here to help!

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    Address: PARN, 159 King Street, Suite 302, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
    Phone: 705-749-9110
    Toll-free: 1-800-361-2895
    Fax: 705-749-6310
    Email: click here
    Website: PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network)

PFLAG Durham Region

  • PFLAG Durham Region is our neighbouring PFLAG community providing support for the LGBTQ community and their family and friends of Durham Region.

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    Address: PFLAG Durham Region, PO Box 30555, 438 King Street West, Oshawa, ON. L1J 8L8
    Phone: 905-231-0533
    Email: click here
    Website: PFLAG Durham Region

PFLAG Lindsay

  • PFLAG Lindsay is our newest neighbouring PFLAG community providing support for the LGBTQ community and their family and friends of Lindsay and area. Monthly Meet Up Nights are held at Cambridge Street United Church, Upper Room, 61 Cambridge St.N., Lindsay, on the second Monday of each month.

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    Email: click here to contact Maureen and Monica, co-chairs.

Peterborough PRIDE

  • PRIDE exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity, and future of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirited (LGBTTQI2-S) communities. It started as just a parade and is now a whole week of activities.

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    Email: click here
    Website: Peterborough PRIDE

RHO (Rainbow Health Ontario)

  • Rainbow Health Ontario works to improve the health and well being of LGBTQ people in Ontario, and to increase access to competent and LGBTQ friendly health care services across the province. We do this by: Providing education and training to providers; Advocating for public policy change; Sharing information; and, Consulting with providers and organizations that provide services

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    Address: Rainbow Health Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5
    Phone: 416-324-4100
    Fax: 416-324-4262
    Email: click here
    Website: Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO)

RSO (Rainbow Service Organization)

  • RSO is committed to promoting, advocating, and celebrating the interests of the Queer, Questioning, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-spirited, and Gay community.

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    Address: RSO, Box 1742, Peterborough, ON K9J 7X6
    Email: click here
    Website: RSO (Rainbow Service Organization)

RYC (Rainbow Youth Coalition)

  • RYC is a coalition of service providers who strive to enrich the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, 2-spirited and questioning youth (ages 14-25) in the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton, and the City of Kawartha Lakes. We do this through education, advocacy and outreach, and by supporting queer youth in the development of their social networks.

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    Address: RYC, c/o PARN, 159 King Street, Suite 302, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
    Phone: 705-749-9110 or 1-800-361-2895
    Fax: 705-749-6310
    Email: click here

Sherbourne Health Centre

  • Sherbourne offers a wide range of primary healthcare programs and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex, queer, or questioning individuals. Our goal is to provide dignified, non-judgmental services to help clients feel better, cope better with day-to-day challenges and address specific LGBTQ health issues.

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    Address: Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
    Phone: 416-324-4180
    Email: click here
    Website: Sherbourne Health Centre

TransParent Canada

  • TransParent, a support network for the parents of trans children, was created in September 2005 as an associate group of the St. Catharines chapter of PFLAG.
    The local PFLAG chapter has been overwhelmingly supportive of the trans community and recognizes that trans people and their parents sometimes face different challenges than those in the gay and lesbian community. PFLAG parents have been great cheerleaders for the formation of this associate network.

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    Phone: 902-431-8500
    Email: click here
    Facebook: TransParent Canada
    Website: TransParent Canada

TQC (Trent Queer Collective)

  • TQC exists to provide a safe space, resources, and social opportunities for queer students and their allies at Trent University in Peterborough. We strive to challenge all types of queer phobia at Trent University and in the Peterborough community through education and political action. We aim to foster a safe and anti-oppressive environment which affirms and celebrates the diversity and intersectionality of all queer identities.

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    Address: TQC Room 206 - 751 George St., Suite 206, Peterborough, ON K9H 7P5 (second floor at Sadleir House)
    Phone: (705) 760-9232
    Email: click here
    Website: TQC (Trent Queer Collective)


Consider becoming a PFLAG member and volunteering with PFLAG Peterborough.

We need you at our annual PRIDE BRUNCH and again a few times throughout the year to distribute information at various events.

If you have any questions, call 705-749-9723 or email.

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