LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow

LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow is a community-based program  which provides a full range of education, counselling and support services offered by Family Services Ottawa.  We support the  lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTTQ+) communities and allies.

Learning from Around the Rainbow

The Around the Rainbow: Creating Inclusive Spaces for LGBTTQ+ Families in Ottawa manual is now available online.  This manual tells the story of the launch of the program at Family Services Ottawa, how the program and services have evolved over the years, lessons learned and our plans for the future.  We hope that other agencies and communities will find useful resources and hints in the manual; please share it widely with your staff, clients, participants and community.  The funding for the development of the manual was provided by the Counselling Foundation of Canada.

Upcoming Groups and Events

Support Group for parents & caregivers of gender creative, trans, transgender children, youth or young adults

Do you have a child, teen or young adult who is gender creative, gender independent, trans or transgender?

Are you interested in meeting with other parents & caregivers?

NEW DATES!  3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ONRegistration is not required, please join us anytime.

For more information contact Beck Hood, 613-725-3601 ext 105, bhood@familyservicesottawa.org

Swim Night

Join us for our monthly swim night in collaboration with Camp Ten Oaks for gender creative, gender independent, genderfluid, genderqueer, trans, two-spirit, intersex, agender, non-binary and all fabulous gender diverse children and youth ages 0-24*!

WHEN: 6:30-7:30 PM on Saturday, January 21st, February 18th and March 18th, 2017.

LOCATION: Jack Purcell Community Centre Pool (320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa, ON)

COST: The cost ranges from $2.30-4.80/person; please see the swimming drop-in fees on the Jack Purcell website: http://jpra.ca/registration/drop-in-membership-fees/ If the cost is prohibitive for you, please contact Hannah (hannah@tenoaksproject.org), Parnian (parnian@tenoaksproject.org) or Beck (bhood@familyservicesottawa.org) and we can help find ways to cover the cost.
Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/678593978957380/

Transcend Drop – In Trans Youth Group

For gender diverse youth, by gender diverse facilitators. Make friends, get support, do projects or just have fun!

In the group you can hang out, talk, eat snacks, play games, make buttons, make art, share information and sometimes we head over to a nearby park. The monthly activities and topics are planned by the group. Guest speakers are occasionally invited to join the group.

AGES:  11 – 17

WHEN: LAST Monday of each month

TIME: 6pm – 8pm

LOCATION: Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON

LGBTTQ+ Rainbow Families Art & Play Afternoon Drop-In

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth.  For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

WHEN: First Saturday of each month

TIME: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Mothercraft Ottawa, 475 Evered Ave.

 

What we do

Counselling

We provide individual and couples counselling for people over the age of 18.

Workshops, Training and Public Education

Our Trainer and Public Educator Beck Hood provides free community development, education and workshops on LGBTTQ+ individuals and families.  We will adjust the training to fit the needs of your organization,  social service agency or school.

A brief overview of topics covered for the LGBTTQ+ training and presentation include:

 

Community Resources

Toolkits

Recommended Reading

Community Calendar

Please visit the Family Services Ottawa Events Calendar to find out about upcoming events.

 

Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601