The Vibe is Respect
The Vibe is Respect a community consultation report developed through the leadership of Central Toronto Youth Services in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Youth Justice Division and in collaboration with East Metro Youth Services and York Town Family Services. (November 2016)
Families in TRANSition Guide, a comprehensive guide for parents and caregivers of Transgender and gender questioning youth. Full of practical and sensitive parent-to-parent and professional therapeutic advice, it tries to anticipate and address common questions and concerns, as well as normalize the varied reactions families may have. For copies of this guide, contact us.
Youth-Gender Action Project Y-GAP
A community-based research project among CTYS, Pride & Prejudice, and Rebecca Hammond of Dalhousie University, which was funded through the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. The project was committed to understanding and improving the lives of trans youth living in Toronto and across Ontario through identifying gaps in knowledge about their lives and in current program/service delivery.
documentary following a group of LGBTQ youth as they conceive, write and perform the play “Wake Up,” a part of CTYS’ Pride & Prejudice/Gender Play program in 2009.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Services Division (YJSD) has been piloting the Strategy to Support Gang Involved Youth, a multi-year strategy comprised of various activities to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth who are gang involved, and/or at risk of gang involvement, as well as increase the capacity of youth justice staff to work with this specialized youth population.
One of the Strategy components included a provincial asset mapping of community strengths, needs, and supports available to help address complex issues related to gang involvement.
Other regional lead agency across the province included:
We are pleased to share with you the final Provincial Asset Mapping and Program Inventory Project report. While the report is reflective of a one-time gathering of information, it is a tool that can help to inform ongoing discussions at all levels regarding the service needs of this specialized youth population.
The full report can be accessed electronically in both English and French.
Strategy to Support Gang Involved Youth Reports:
If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact :
Robert Sears, Director, Client Services & Quality Improvement
Trans Resources List:
1. In-Person Support for Families in Toronto:
Parent/caregiver counselling and education for parents of trans youth, and family counselling services for trans youth and their families. Click here for more information.
10-week group for parents of trans youth (13–21) focused on: strengthening parent-child relationships, promoting youth mental health & resilience, and learning about social & physical transition options. Click here for more information
Peer and social support groups (serving K-grade 9) provide opportunities for families and children to meet in a safe and inclusive space. A program of the TDSB’s Gender Based Violence Prevention Office. 416-898-0895.
Inclusive and positive services for LGBTQ children and youth served by CAS of Toronto, as well as LGBTQ families and care providers. 416-924-4640.
416-406-6378 (support); 416-406-1727 (general inquiries). Phone and group-based support for parents, family, and friends of LGBTQ youth.
Drop-in, parent-run, peer-support group for parents of trans children; every third Thursday monthly. firstname.lastname@example.org
8-week social education series, and individual support for partners of trans people. 416-324-4180.
2. Online Resources for Families:
3. Literature for Families
LGBTQ Resources List: