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Sexual Health and Gender Resources

Our pleasure principle at Ryerson is to learn more about our bodies, understand our desires and have choice over our health, sexuality and gender. We want our community to get informed and determine what feels good for you.

This is a project by Consent Comes First and SHARP Health Promotion. Have questions or want to know more? Email osvse@ryerson.ca. We are here to listen.

Action Canada Access Line, external link

For information about sexual and reproductive health, including pregnancy options, and for referrals to clinics and hospitals that provide reproductive health services anywhere in Canada use the Access line a 24-hour Canada wide toll free number that provides information on reproductive and sexual health and referrals on pregnancy options.

1-888-642-2725 or access@actioncanadaSHR.org

 

AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline, external link

Toll Free: 1-800-668-2437

Local: 416-392-2437

Call to speak with a live counsellor from anywhere in Ontario.  It’s anonymous and free. ​Information resource providing information on all aspects of sexual health including HIV/AIDS. Services offered in many languages.

Toll-free: 1-800-668-2437

Local: 416-392-2437

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Statutory holidays: Closed.

 

Scarleteen , external link

An independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around five million diverse people each year -- around 5,000 of whom we typically speak with directly through our direct services and in-person outreach -- most between the ages of 15 and 25.

 

Sexual Health Ontario, external link

Provides information you need to know and finds it fast from sexually transmitted infections to contraception and fertility. You can chat with Sexual Health Ontario live, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET for answers to your sexual health questions, information and assistance.

 

Teen Health Source , external link

Website for youth in in Toronto area between the ages of 13 to 19 to learn and ask questions about health. You can chat with a volunteer about a question or concern you have about your sexual health or get on general health questions. They have trained teen volunteers waiting to speak with you live 5 days a week! Most services are anonymous and all are confidential.Text: 647-933-5399. Phone: 416-961-3200. Email:teenhealthsource@ppt.on.ca. Peer Health Educators are available Monday – Thursday from 4pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-5pm

Feeling Myself

Sexual Health Resources

Anishnawbe Health Toronto, external link

225 Queen Street East, Toronto ON, M5A 1S4. Phone number: 416-360-0486

179 Gerrard, St E, Toronto ON. Phone: 416-920-2605

​Health care centre primarily serving Aboriginal clients. Three locations (Queen St. E, Gerrard, and Vaughn.) Provides anonymous HIV testing.

Black Creek Community Health Centre , external link

(North York Sheridan Mall, Unit 5)

2202 Jane St., Unit 5, Toronto, ON M3M 1A4, Phone: 416-249-8000. BCCHC is a non-profit community based organization that provides health care services in a holistic manner and works with people to create safe and healthy communities. We are funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

 

Parkdale Community Health Centre, external link

416-537-2445

1229 Queen Street West, Toronto ON, M6K 1L2

​Provides free STI and HIV screenings by appointment only.

 

Immigrant Women’s Health Centre, external link

416-323-9986

489 College Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON, M6G 1A5

​Community-based non-profit agency serving immigrant women, refugee women, and women of colour. Provides comprehensive clinical and counseling services; free of charge and no OHIP required.

 

Queen West Community Health Centre, external link

416-703-8482

168 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON, M5V 2R4

​Provides anonymous HIV testing, along with STI screening and other health services, by appointment only.

 

Sherbourne Health Center, external link

Appointments: 416-324-4180

Reception: 416-324-5062

333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M5A 2S5​

Full-service health centre providing general health care, LGBT-specific primary health care, complementary/alternative health services, and a variety of counselling services.

 

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, external link

416-593-7655

2 Carlton Street, Suite 500, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3

​Community-based clinic serving immigrant and/or refugee women, women with disabilities, young women, and older women. Offers testing and treatment for STIs, pap smears, HIV/aids services, and a wide array of pregnancy support services.

Birth Control and Venereal Disease Information Centre, external link

416-789-4541

960 Lawrence Ave W, Suite 403, Toronto ON, M6A 3B5​

Offers comprehensive clinical and educational services, including STI testing and anonymous HIV testing, all by appointment only. More information at

Bay Center for Birth Control (BCBC), external link

416-351-2540

76 Grenville Street, Women’s College Hospital, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON, M5S 1B2.

​Drop-in clinic that runs Tues-Thurs. Offers confidential, comprehensive health services for both women and men. Services including testing and treatment for STIs, HIV antibody testing and Hepatitis B immunization.

 

Birth Control and Sexual Health Centre, external link

960 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 403, Toronto, ON M6A 3B5

416-789-4541

Sexual health clinic providing birth control, STI testing and treatment, anonymous HIV testing, pregnancy counselling and referrals. There is no age limit, Ontario health cards are not required and people of all genders are welcome. Please call us for an appointment.

 

Crossways Clinic, external link

416-392-099

2340 Dundas St. West, Toronto ON, M6P 4A9. Located inside Crossways Mall.

​Youth drop-in sexual health clinic offering STI testing and treatment, reproductive health information, birth control, information and referrals. New clients must come in a minimum 1 hour before closing.

 

The Gate (Flemingdon Health Centre), external link

10 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON M3C 3A1

416-429-4991

Free and confidential services: Birth control counselling. low cost or free birth control, free condoms, plan B (emergency contraceptive pill), STI testing and free treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, counselling and referral and sexuality and relationship counselling. Drop in Mon, Thu: 3 - 5 pm. New clients must arrive before 4:30 pm.

 

Hassle-Free Clinic, external link

Men’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0603

Women’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0566

66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd floor, Toronto ON, M5B 1G3

Sexual health clinic offering free services including check-ups and anonymous STI testing, with a focus on health, including birth control. Separate clinics for men and women.

 

The Jane Street Clinic, external link

416-338-7272

622 Jane Street, Toronto ON

​Offers STI testing, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, counselling & referrals for a variety of topics ie. sexuality, relationship, and birth control. For women up to 25 years and men up to 29 years of age.

 

Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT), external link

416-961-0113

36B Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto ON, M5R 1A9

​Sexual health clinic for youth aged 13-29, run by Planned Parenthood of Toronto. Offers a comprehensive range of services. Some services are by appointment only (ie. HIV testing). No drop-in, only same-day appointments.

 

The Talk Shop, external link

416-338-7000

Mel Lastman Square, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

​Offers STI testing, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, counselling & referrals for a variety of topics ie. sexuality, relationship, and birth control. Walks-ins and appointments available.

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), external link

416-340-2437

Voicemail: 416-340-8484

543 Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto ON, M4Y 1Y5

​Comprehensive range of information and services related HIV/AIDS, including support services and information campaigns.

 

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP), external link

416-599-2727

120 Carlton Street, Suite 315, Toronto, Ontario

Offers education and prevention information, health promotion, services, and support targeting of the South Asian Community. Office hours: 10am-6pm.

 

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS), external link

416-963-4300

260 Spadina Ave, Suite 410, Toronto, ON M5T 2E4

​Offers education, counselling, referring, support and drop-ins. Wheelchair inaccessible.

 

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, external link

416-977-9955

20 Victoria St. 4th Floor, Toronto ON, M5C 2N8

​HIV/AIDS support, education and information in the Black community.

 

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, external link

Toll-Free: 1-800-263-1638

416-203-7122

Information resource for HIV/AIDS. Provides confidential telephone and e-mail inquiry services in English and French. More information at http://www.catie.ca/, external link

 

Casey House, external link

416-962-7600

119 Isabella St. Toronto, ON M4Y 1P2​

Supportive and palliative care for people living with AIDS. Offers comprehensive health services, community outreach, education, and more. Must call for health services.

 

Teresa Group, external link

416-596-7703

124 Merton St, Suite 104, Toronto ON, M4S 2Z2

​Offers practical and emotional support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

You can call Teen Health Source at 416-961-3200 if you would like to speak with someone about finding full spectrum including abortion service providers in your neighbourhood.

 

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, external link

416-593-7655

2 Carlton Street, Suite 500, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3

Community-based clinic serving immigrant and/or refugee women, women with disabilities, young women, and older women. Offers testing and treatment for STIs, pap smears, HIV/aids services, and a wide array of pregnancy support services, including abortion.

 

Mississauga Woman's Clinic, external link

905-629-4516

101 Queensway Blvd. West Suite 401, Mississauga ON, L5B 2P7. Abortions are available from 0-16 weeks with gradient pricing from $60-$120 with OHIP.

 

Bay Center for Birth Control (BCBC), external link

416-351-2540

76 Grenville Street, Women’s College Hospital, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON, M5S 1B2.​

Drop-in clinic that runs Tues-Thurs. Offers confidential sexual and reproductive health care for women. Provides referrals, counselling, physical exams and care. More

 

Cabbagetown Women's Clinic, external link

416-323-0642

Toll Free: 1-800-399-1592

302 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, Ontario

​Abortions are available from 6.5 to 22 weeks’ gestation. Free for those with OHIP. Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm.

 

Choice In Health Clinic, external link

416-975-9986

1678 Bloor Street West, Suite 301, Toronto ON, M6P 1A9​

Women-centered pregnancy and abortion clinic. Provides full range of services for women experiencing an unwanted pregnancy including the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). Entry by appointment only. Free with OHIP.

 

The Morgentaler Clinic, external link

416-932-0446

Toll free: 1-800-556-6835

727 Hillsdale Avenue East, Toronto ON, M4S1V4

Offers free abortion care services and other sexual health services such as IUD insertion, STI testing, and referrals. By appointment only.

Sexuality and Gender Resources

Rainbow Health Ontario, external link

416-324-4100

333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON, M5A 2S5

​Full-service health care centre providing general health care, LGBT-specific primary health care, complementary/alternative health services, and a variety counselling services, including LGBT mental health counselling, family services, and others.

 

PFLAG, external link

416-406-6378

Inquiries/Office: 416-406-1727

200 Wolverleigh Boulevard, Toronto ON, M4C 1S2

Main line online 24 hours. A support network for parents and families of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transsexual/transgender persons.

 

519 Church Street Community Centre, external link

416-392-6874

519 Church Street, Toronto ON, M4Y 2C9

​A community centre that addresses a wide range of issues, specifically those relating to the LGBT community.

 

Central Toronto Youth Services, external link

416-924-2100

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M4Y 1G7

​Free counselling for youth 25 and under, with a division focused on LGBT youth.

 

Family Service Toronto: David Kelley Services (DKS), external link

416-595-9618

355 Church Street, Toronto ON, M5B 1Z8

​Provides professional individual, couple and family counselling to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or are questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.

 

Lesbian/Gay/Bi Youthline, external link

416-962-9688

Toll-free: 1-800-268-9688

Text: 647-694-2475​

Call-in and live chat available. Provides support and information, as well as hate crime reporting, for members of the queer community.

 

Two-Spirited People of the First Nations, external link

416-944-9300

145 Front Street East, Suite 105, Toronto ON, M5A 1E3

​Counselling, information, and support for Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto.

 

Supporting Our Youth (SOY), external link

416-324-5077

333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON, M5A 2S5

​A program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay bisexual, transsexual, and transgender youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities run out of the Sherbourne Health Centre. More information at

 

Sherbourne Health Center, external link

Appointments: 416-324-4180

Reception: 416-324-5062

333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M5A 2S5

Full-service health centre providing general health care, LGBT-specific primary health care, complementary/alternative health services, and a variety of counselling services.

 

Hassle-Free Clinic, external link

Men’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0603

Women’s/Trans Clinic: 416-922-0566

66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd floor, Toronto ON, M5B 1G3

Sexual health clinic offering free services including check-ups and anonymous STI testing, with a focus on female health, including birth control. Separate clinics for men and women.

Safer Sex Guides

PDF filePrimed: The Back Pocket Guide for Trans Men and the Men Who Dig Them, external link

Fucking Trans Women, external link: A zine about the sex lives of trans women

Guide to Muffing:The Hidden Way to Finger Trans Women, external link

Brazen: Trans Women's Safer Sex Guide, external link is a safer sex guide for trans women. The 519 and CATIE, external link have joined forces to provide updated sexual health and safer sex information for trans women and their partners.

Families in TRANSition (FIT) , external linkis a 10-week, closed group for parents/caregivers of trans and gender-questioning youth (age 13 – 21) who have recently learned of their child’s gender identity.

 

Services

Families in TRANSition (FIT), external link

A 10-week, closed group for parents/caregivers of trans and gender-questioning youth (age 13 – 21) who have recently learned of their child’s gender identity.

 

Two-Spirited People of the First Nations, external link

416-944-9300

145 Front Street East, Suite 105, Toronto ON, M5A 1E3

​Counselling, information, and support for Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto.

 

519 Community Centre Transition Support Group, external link

Trans meeting group designed to provide assistance and support for people in the process of transitioning.


519 Community Centre TransMasc & Non-Binary Support Group, external link

Join other FTM, Transmasc & Non Binary folks of all ages in the Toronto GTA area. The support group meets at The 519 (519 Church St.) on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  Welcoming of POC, FTM, transmasculine, transmale, nonbinary identities anywhere within their transition as well as folks who are questioning! No registration required.

 

Supporting Our Youth - Trans Fusion Crew, external link

A weekly drop-in group to explore, learn about and share experiences of gender and everything else. TFC is a welcoming and supportive space for all trans and non-binary gender experiences. Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

 

THRIVE!, external link

416-394-8986

248 Queen Street East, Toronto ON, M5A 1S3

A group based out of Fred Victor Employment Centre focusing on employability skills and housing issues for trans folk to build skills.

 

Illustration of Stella Skinner, Miss Major and RJ Jones with text that reads "I love your gender at any age".