Focusing on educating and empowering priority populations through programming and events based around HIV, Safe(r) Sex Practices and Healthy Decision Making.
The Youth Outreach program is a dynamic, multi-faceted initiative that is two-tiered in scope. We provide free prevention intervention workshops to educate youth who are at risk of contracting HIV. Focusing on increasing positive sexual health behaviour by emphasizing condom use, communication and consent, the workshops aim to teach youth how to better navigate sexual relationships and drug use activities from a harm reduction perspective. We connect youth to local agencies to assist them with their sexual, mental, emotional and physical needs.
Youth Advisory Committee - a youth-led group that drives our youth programming forward. This group is trained on safe(r) sex, harm reduction, HIV, Hep C, HPV, and STIs, and creates two interventions (like events or games) that align with our mission.
One Voice - a collective created to meet the health and social service gaps experienced by queer and trans people of colour aged 13 to 29.
Cocoa & Condoms - a sexual health empowerment program for young women of colour.
Safe Spaces - a group at the Canadian Mental Health Association for all youth, with an emphasis on LGBTQ mental health.
Summer Street Youth Outreach - a practical support and referral based outreach program for youth who are street-involved.
Totally OutRIGHT - a sexual health leadership program for young GBTQ men.
Camp Rainbow Phoenix - a leadership summer camp for LGBTQ youth, in partnership with PFLAG Durham and PFLAG Lindsay.
We offer free workshops about HIV, stigma and discrimination and harm reduction to any organization who requests one.