The Gilbert Centre Junior Youth Connection, Drop in Group
JYC stands for Junior Youth Connection, which is an LGBTQI2S+ group for youth ages 12-15. This group will run on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 5-7 pm
LGBTQ Youth Employment Supports
The Gilbert Centre offers employment supports specifically for LGBTQI2S+ youth between the ages of 16-29 who are having trouble finding a job, keeping a job, or any other barriers related to employment.
Bullying and Substance Abuse
Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
Families in TRANsition: A Resource Guide for Families of Transgender Youth
Central Toronto Youth Services published this second edition guide to offer more tools, resources and information for families to have the strongest possible relationship with their trans youth. In a world where there is still significant discrimination against trans people, providing a safe, loving, supportive home and a strong family bond is crucial. Our hope is that this guide will help families achieve this goal.
LGBTQ+ and Addiction
Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.
The Gilbert Centre
The Gilbert Centre provides social and support services to empower, promote health, and celebrate the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the individuals and families from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) communities of Simcoe Muskoka.