Friends of Ruby

Location: Toronto,

Friends of Ruby – a welcoming space for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth

We support two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and all gender non-conforming youth (aged 16-29) by providing free counselling, housing and social services.


Friends of Ruby offers 2SLGBTQIA+ youth a unique combination of integrated, tailored services in mental health, social support, and housing; and a safe, welcoming space designed to help build community, emotional well-being, and confidence.

Our impactful counselling modalities, therapeutical groups, social activities and practical supports address multiple aspects of a youth’s life, from health and education to employment. Combined with an integrated transitional housing model, this supports youth towards independent living.

Every service and program we offer is informed by 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, grounded in evidence, and supported by research. Equally important, our services and programs are led and facilitated by highly-skilled 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals who reflect the diversity of the youth we serve. Here, nobody is an outsider. Instead, we work hard to help create a reality where all 2SLGBTQIA+ youth are validated, involved, and empowered to lead their lives

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