Youth Groups

Our youth groups are a safe and affirming social and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, 2-spirit, pansexual, asexual (2SLGBTQ+) and allied youth. They are primarily a social group with games, arts and crafts, and fun activities. We promote the health and wellbeing, and empowerment of 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Group activities are currently hosted both in-person and online. To attend our in-person groups or to join and participate in the online groups, see below.

Online

If in-person meetings are not convenient for you, we also meet online. Click on the link below for the meeting that’s applicable to your age.

Inside Out

For youth ages 12 – 17

Join Discord!

Inside Out

For youth ages 18 – 25

Join Discord!

In-Person

In-person meetings occur in Chatham and Windsor at the locations below.

Young and Proud

Chatham

When: First Tuesday of every month

Where: Access Open Minds
140 King St West

Youth ages 12 – 17

Prism Space

Windsor

When: Third Monday of every month

Where: Pozitive Pathways Community Services, 511 Pelissier St.

Youth ages 11 – 24

Monthly activity calendars are also available on Discord.

We believe in the strengths and assets of 2SLGBTQ+ young people and encourage youth to gain leadership skills and contribute to both the 2SLGBTQ+ community and the larger Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent communities.

New youth are always welcome and can join either online or in-person. If you’re nervous about attending group or have questions, contact the  facilitator at, educationm2m2@pozitivepathways.com.

Transitioning Families

We understand that being a parent, guardian or family member of a 2SLGBTQ+ youth can be challenging at times. We are looking forward to offering groups to support families of trans* youth in Windsor and Chatham in the near future.

For more information or to be added to waitlists, email educationm2m2@pozitivepathways.com.

If you feel a youth group is not for you, or maybe are uncomfortable in a group setting you can always call the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line at 1-800-268-YOUTH (1-800-268-9688) toll free from anywhere in Ontario.

Another great resource for education and support is Rainbow Health Ontario. This is a province-wide program designed to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s 2SLGBTQ+ communities. To learn more, please visit Rainbow Health Ontario.