Can I participate?
If you are 16-25 years old, identify as a part of the LGBTQ2S* community and live in the Toronto area, then YES
You don't need any prior skills or experience to participate. We encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) youth, newcomer youth, transfeminine youth, asexual youth, intersex youth, and youth with disabilities
What will I do?
Participate in 11 meetings between April 2018 and April 2019
Support and advise on project activities such as...
A campaign challenging homo/bi/transphobia
An online directory of resources and services for LGBTQ2S youth
New programs for LGBTQ2S youth
Tools to help agencies become more LGBTQ2S positive
Attend a required training on April 21
What do I get?
Staff and peer support
How do I apply?
Email a paragraph or two introducing yourself and why you want to join to email@example.com by Friday, April 6th, 2018
The LGBTQ Youth Initiative is a 4-year collaboration between Planned Parenthood Toronto, Central Toronto Youth Services, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, Griffin Centre, Sherbourne Health Centre, LGBT Youth Line, The 519, and the Toronto District School Board’s Gender Based Violence Prevention Office that aims to create a stronger support system for LGBTQ youth in Toronto. The Youth Advisory Committee guides the LGBTQ Youth Initiative. This is the last year of the project.
The LGBTQ Youth Initiative has been made possible through the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
*This includes youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, queer, Two Spirit, genderqueer, asexual and other minority sexual or gender identities.