Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide proactive and holistic safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities, including support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities. www.acas.org
Casey House is the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada. We are a specialty hospital offering inpatient care, home nursing care and outreach clinics for people living with advanced HIV/AIDS. Our commitment is to provide exemplary treatment, support and palliative care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities. www.caseyhouse.com
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre is Canada’s foremost non-commercial distributor for artists and independent film. Since 1967, CFMDC has dedicated its resources to the promotion and dissemination of unique works, including its excellent queer collection. With over 3,000 titles in distribution, CFMDC is a critical resource for festivals, curators, programmers, educational institutions, galleries, museums and exhibitors worldwide. For more information on distributing your work through CFMDC or to access our online catalogue, please visit www.cfmdc.org
The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. By collecting and caring for important historical records, personal papers, unpublished documents, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and other artifacts, the CLGA is a trusted guardian of LGBTQ+ histories now and for generations to come. www.clga.ca
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. A charitable organization founded in 1997, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes. As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com
David Kelley HIV/AIDS Counselling Service (a program of Family Service Association of Toronto - A United Way Member Agency) provides short- and long-term professional counselling to individuals, couples and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS on issues such as loss, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, planning for healthy living, changing health status, self-care and impact on sexuality. Referrals, advocacy on behalf of our clients, home, hospital or hospice visits are provided as required. There is no fee for service. For appointments: 416-595-9618 www.fsatoronto.com
David Kelley LGBTQ Counselling Services (a program of Family Service Association of Toronto - A United Way Member Agency) provides professional short-term individual, couple, family counselling and group services to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer, on a broad range of issues including coming out, sexuality and identity, isolation, discrimination, relationship concerns, parenting, self-esteem and violence. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income. For appointments: 416-595-9618 www.fsatoronto.com
Celebrating its 18th season, Forte – The Toronto Men’s Chorus is a 50-member chamber choir dedicated to repertoire as diverse as the LGBTQ community we come from. Past appearances include the Toronto PRIDE flag-raising ceremony, AIDS Candlelight Vigil, AIDS Walk for Life and anthem performances for the Blue Jays and Raptors. www.fortechorus.ca
FrancoQueer est une association bénévole sans but lucratif, qui vise à rassembler et représenter les personnes LGBTQIA* d'expression française, à leur offrir des activités, des services et des programmes adaptés, ainsi que des moyens de célébrer leur diversité en français à Toronto et en Ontario. Pour plus d’information: www.francoqueer.ca
Ismaili Queers: Advocates for Pluralism is an LGBTQI Muslim group that seeks to create internal supports for its growing membership as well as engage the wider queer and Muslim communities through its advocacy and outreach initiatives. IQ started in 2007 with informal conversations about creating visibility. Today, the group comprises of 200+ members globally. IQ has marched in the Toronto Pride Parade and held 3 successful conferences, among other initiatives.
The Notso Amazon Softball League (NASL) is a non-profit, volunteer-organized recreational softball league that welcomes lesbians, bisexuals, queer-positive women, and trans and gender neutral individuals of all skill levels. www.notsoamazon.com
Since its inception, Out & Out has been entirely volunteer-run. Most of the hundreds of club activities each year are led by one or two volunteer leaders. A small group of elected members, called our Steering Committee, are responsible for the general operations of the club—handling membership applications and renewals, subsidies, marketing, communications and financial matters. The Steering Committee and their subcommittees also plan some of the club’s larger special events, such as the Spring Fling party, Jamboree, end-of-summer picnic, and our Annual General Meeting. www.outandout.ca
Pride at Work Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the climate of inclusiveness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) employees in workplaces across Canada. The organization provides consulting, programming events and networking opportunities for its partners across the nation. www.prideatwork.ca
Pride Toronto is a registered not-for-profit organization that exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity and future of our communities, whose mission is to hold an international celebration incorporating activism, education and culture of global communities.
One of the premier arts and cultural events in Canada, and the largest pride celebration in North America, Pride Toronto’s ten-day festival takes place each year at the end of June. Highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights, and Toronto’s diversity and dynamism, Pride Toronto showcases performances and extensive cultural events to create a social, cultural and political impact.
“Come OUT and PLAY!” Pride Toronto returns for its 35th celebration Friday, June 19 to Sunday June 28, 2015. For more information and full programming, please visit: www.PrideToronto.com
The Dyke March is a grassroots event where women and trans people in LGBTTIQQ2SA communities take over the streets of Toronto. The Dyke March is not a parade - it is a political demonstration of critical mass; a moment seized to revel in the strength, diversity and passion of LGBTTIQQ2SA women and trans* folk.
Our goal is a Dyke March that welcomes all self-identified dykes and keeps the focus on dyke experiences - this includes the experiences of all lesbian, bi, and queer women, as well as Two Spirit, trans*, and gender-variant dykes from across the spectrum. We need to create our own space to be political and visible. Dyke visibility is important because we are not fully represented in queer movements or in mainstream society. The Dyke March celebrates our diversity and demonstrates the power of our communities. We hope the Dyke March leaves you with energy to take action, a sense of community, and appreciation for your own unique dyke glory. dykemarchtoronto.wordpress.com
Trans* Pride is a volunteer team working within Pride Toronto whose goal is to promote trans* education and awareness, within Pride Toronto events and beyond. Trans* Pride represents any person within the trans* spectrum, which refers to anyone whose gender identities do not match the bodies they were born with.
The Trans* Pride Rally, Trans* Pride March and Trans* Space are currently organized by a team of dedicated trans* volunteers from the trans* communities in Toronto and is greatly supported by cisgender allies. If you would like to be a part of the team, either as an organizer or an ally, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Trans* is an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum. It includes, but is not limited to, those community members who identify as transgender, transsexual, Intersex, third gender, two-spirit, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender independent, transvestite, non-binary, and bigender.
Rainbow Health Ontario is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of LGBTQ people in Ontario through education, research, consultation and the development of healthy public policy. www.RainbowHealthOntario.ca
Salaam: Queer Muslim Community is an organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer/trans. We acknowledge the diverse experiences of our community and support queer/trans people who identify with Islam ritually, culturally, spiritually, or religiously by providing direct services and annual programming. Salaam is a volunteer-run organization that advocates for social justice and addresses the intersecting issues around homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia/racism.
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation, public education and community mobilization. www.aidslaw.ca
A registered charity, The 519 is at the centre of Toronto’s downtown and LGBTQ communities. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces. Our mission is to build healthy, welcoming spaces in which to meet, participate and celebrate. www.The519.org/My519
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) engages people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and we inspire individuals to live out their dreams and discoveries. www.pwatoronto.org
Toronto PFLAG is a volunteer-run, registered charitable organization. Through support, education and advocacy we work to create a more accepting society for lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender individuals, and their families, friends and allies. www.torontopflag.org