Community Resources

Whether you’re looking to join a GBT2Q+ team or a support group in the Ottawa area, here you will find a list of community resources for guys into guys.

Resources

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

To provide support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa.

  • (613) 238-5014

Algonquin Pride Centre

The Pride Centre is a safe, open, inclusive, non-discriminating space for all students of Algonquin College no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Pride Centre is a drop in space that provides a safe and welcoming environment and offers peer support, resources, events, education, and more.

  • (613) 727-4723 Ext 7711

Bruce House

Bruce House is a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS, based on the belief that everyone has the right to live and die with dignity.

  • (613) 729-0911

Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity aspires to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.

  • (613) 400-1875

Carleton Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) aims to be a safe(r) space for Carleton students of all gender identities and sexual orientations through education, advocacy, and support.

  • (613) 520-2600 ext. 3723

Family Services Ottawa

Offer a range of social services (counselling and support services) in English and French to all residents of Ottawa. Counselling services are provided to children (6-12) and adolescents, adults, couples and families.

  • (613) 725-3601 ext. 0

Gay Ottawa Volleyball

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) league is a volunteer, non-profit volleyball league catered mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and LGBTQ-friendly within the National Capital Region (NCR). The league provides an inclusive and fun environment, but also serves as a healthy social venue for the LGBTQ community in NCR.

Gender Mosaic

Provide varied forums and resources to assist in the personal development, growth, and contact of its members with the transgendered community.

Kind

Kind (formerly known as Pink Triangle Services) is dedicated to providing a diverse, protective, and nonjudgmental environment for individuals to explore and understand their gender and sexuality through their intersecting identities and experiences. Kind offers peer-run discussion groups, counseling services, and educational programs in a diverse and sex-positive environment.

  • (613) 563-4818

Manajiwin (LGBTTQ+ Fitness)

Kind and Odawa want to offer LGBTTQ communities a workout/fitness space where the emphasis is you doing the exercise/weight training you want to do in a pressure-free environment. Manajiwin is about personal fitness the way you want it.

Ottawa Bears

A social group for hairy men and their admirers. Bar night every Friday at Swizzles (246B Queen Street) and monthly brunches and other social activities, such as games or movie nights. Mr. Ottawa Bear competition held in August.

Ottawa Date Squares (square dancing)

The Ottawa Date Squares is a gay and lesbian friendly club open to absolutely everyone in the National Capital region and elsewhere who wishes to learn modern square dancing in a friendly, welcoming, sociable, fun and active setting.

  • (613) 820-8858

Ottawa Frontrunners

Ottawa Frontrunners is a running and walking club for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) community and friends. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, it is Canada’s national capital chapter of International Frontrunners. We have runners of various ages and skill levels and typically have groups going between 5 and 10 km (3 and 6 miles) at various paces. Walkers are also members of the club, consisting usually of runners on the injury list and partners or friends of runners.

Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus

Choeur gai d’Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus is a local, independent, charitable organization the mission of which is to perform quality choral music and to contribute to the gay community.

Ottawa Knights

The Ottawa Knights is a Brotherhood which strives to preserve the Leather culture through leadership, camaraderie, education, and Community service.

Ottawa Senior Pride Network

We focus our work on organizations serving seniors such as residential care facilities, service agencies, palliative care services, and homecare agencies. The goal is to encourage/advocate for LGBT-positive spaces and cultural competence within these agencies and facilities. OSPN’s training team supports these efforts by providing workshops and professional development for staff, students and volunteers as requested.

Ottawa TimeOut Hiking Club

Ottawa Time Out Hiking Club is a hiking club for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community. Trail destinations are mostly parks in Eastern Ontario and West Quebec ranging from nearby Gatineau Park to as far as the Adirondack Mountains in New York state.

Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club

The Ottawa Wolves form a Rugby Football Club for men and women in Canada’s National Capital Region. The Club was founded by Carl Pilon and Jay Smidt in 2008 with the mission to promote and encourage participation in rugby among those who have traditionally been under-represented in the game. The team members are predominantly part of the LGBTQA community, but diverse in its make-up, and inclusive of everyone.

Ottawa-Gatineau Capitals Hockey Club

The Ottawa-Gatineau Gay Hockey Association (OGGHA) is a not-for-profit organization representing gay hockey in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area. The association offers a friendly sporting environment to all persons with an interest in ice hockey. The OGGHA offers competitive and recreational levels of play and is committed to fostering and developing its members’ passion for hockey.

PFLAG

PFLAG Ottawa provides an open and welcoming environment for individuals, parents and families to meet and discuss how to navigate the emotional, societal and practical challenges of living a full and satisfying life in appreciation of the individual expression and experience of sexual identity or sexual orientation.

  • 1-888-530-6777

POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work Educate & Resist)

A non-profit, voluntary organization founded on February 17th, 2008. Membership is open to individuals of all genders who self-identify as former or current sex workers, regardless of the industry sector in which they work(ed) (i.e. dancers, street level workers, in and out call workers, phone sex, etc.) and to allies who share our vision.
We envision a society in which sex workers are able to practice their professions free of legal and social discrimination, victimization, harassment and violence and in which sex work is valued as legitimate and fulfilling work making an important contribution to society.

Public Servants Pride Network

The Public Service Pride Network (PSP) unites GLBT employees of the Government of Canada across the country.

Qball (softball)

Ottawa Q-Ball Softball League is an inclusive recreational softball league for GLBTQ persons and supporters that aims to refine your softball skills in a fun, safe and social environment.

QTPOC++ Social Bees

This is a social networking forum, for use by qtpoc++ for building solidarity in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. We are building an inclusive community by creating a space for ourselves in this neighbourhood. This is the place where you can shout out for someone to join you for tea or a walk, or at a community event, when you’re tired of feeling alone in the hegemony.

QTY (Queer Trans Youth at Kind)

Queer Trans Youth is a peer-led discussion and support group for LGBTTQIA youth, ages 25 and under, in Ottawa. It’s Canada’s longest running group for LGBTTQIA youth and by LGBTTQIA youth: a safe space for young people to come for discussions, understanding, support, and most importantly, fun.
WHEN: Wednesdays 7:00–9:30 pm
WHERE: Kind – 222 Somerset St. W, suite 404

  • (613) 563-4818

Queer Mafia

We are an Ottawa-based network of queer identified individuals who are committed to supporting our community by throwing awesome parties and community events.
Our vision is to host events that unite Ottawa’s queer and social justice networks, build community, and support artists and not-for-profit groups. We do this by employing our collective passions, creativity, and skills to raise awareness for Ottawa-based grassroots organizations.

Queering613

Queering613 is a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer and trans cultures, organizations and issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying and learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves and faves, it’s exciting happenings and the issues nearest and dearest to our queer hearts.

Queerios (Kanata)

* Social group for LGBTQ+* youth, 12-18 years old
* Safe(r) space
* Hangout and meet new people
* Access resources and gain support from staff
* Youth and their families can get connected to community resources and services
* Inclusion, belonging, respect
Every  Thursday  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 170 Castlefrank Rd. (Lion Dick Brule Community Centre) Kanata, Ont.

  • (613) 591-3686

Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ottawa’s GLBT Curling League. Formed in 2002. Membership is open to GLBT Ottawa community with any level of curling ability. Individuals are welcome to join as a full member or as a spare. Returning members are given the first chance to renew their membership in the league.

Rideau Speedeaus

The Ottawa Rideau Speedeaus d’Ottawa is a swim team with a difference: it is primarily a gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans swim team, but welcomes members from the straight community too. Our main purpose is to help members reach their swimming goals, be they for competition, recreation or fitness.

SHAG (Sexual Health Advisory Group at YSB)

The Sexual Health Youth Advisory encourages discussion and openness around the topic of youth sexuality. It focuses primarily on sex and sexuality and on related issues, such as healthy relationships and safe sex practices. SHAG is a part of the HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program at the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

  • (613) 241-7913

Spectrum (YSB)

Spectrum is an LGBTQ+ community youth group (ages 12-25) held each Tuesday night from 6-8pm at Youth Services Bureau (147 Besserer Street). We are a by-youth for-youth space offering a variety of programming including educational workshops, group discussions, art collaborations, counseling, and peer mentoring. We welcome those who are LGBTQ+ identified as well as people from LGBTQ+ families and other members of the LGBTQ+ community.

  • (613) 729-1000

Ten Oaks Project

The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) communities.

  • (613) 614-1537

The Sex You Want

Getting from here to there looks different for everyone. The site has lots of information to help you figure out how to have the sex you want, and to help you and your partners think through the decisions that can impact your health.

The Walk-in Counselling Clinic

No referral is required for the Walk-In Counselling Clinic. You will be assisted, with no appointment, on a first-come, first-serve basis during our Walk-In Counselling Clinic hours. The Walk-In Counselling Clinic is open to Ontario residents within the greater Champlain region.

The Walk-in Counselling Clinic offers counselling services in English, French, Arabic, Somali, Cantonese and Mandarin at a variety of different locations. Clinic hours are available at different locations each day of the week, including evenings and weekends.

Tone Cluster (Queer Choir)

The mission and purpose of the organization is to strive for excellence in music.

Trans Health Information Ottawa (THIO)

The aim of this website is to provide a platform for trans, Two Spirit, non-binary and gender nonconforming people around Ottawa to discuss and advocate for our health care needs. THIO (Trans Health Information Ottawa) is a grassroots initiative that was conceived by members of the Ottawa trans and gender diverse community. It is run by volunteers from Ottawa and surrounding counties who have experience with local barriers to health care access.

uOttawa Pride Centre

The Pride Centre of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa is student-run service that strives to promote, advocate for, and support gender, sex, and sexual diversity. We do this through events, workshops, a lending library, discussion groups, support services, and volunteering opportunities.

  • (613) 562-5800 Ext 3161

Venus Envy

Venus Envy is an award-winning sex shop and bookstore with something for everyone. Anyone who’s turned off by traditional sex shops will find Venus Envy a welcoming and informative place to get cool and sexy stuff.

  • 8773709288

Wicked Wanda’s

In addition to offering great products and services, Wicked Wanda’s is also very proud to offer a variety of workshops, held on the premises. These workshops cover the full range of sexual interests from the Joys of Sex Toys to Anal Sex to Bondage 101. They are designed to be stress-free so that inhibitions can be left at the door.  Participants can learn in a relaxing and fun environment how to further their sexual enjoyment.

Are you looking for a swingers club or a nudist beach? A BDSM munch or party? Maybe a weekend getaway or a singles cruise? At Wicked Wanda’s we can answer your questions and point you in the right direction!

  • 6138206032

Youth Service Bureau

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being and development. We support youth in making positive health and lifestyle decisions.

  • (613) 729-1000