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.
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
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.
Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Carleton Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre
Family Services Ottawa
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.
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.
Manajiwin (LGBTTQ+ Fitness)
Ottawa Date Squares (square dancing)
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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 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.
* 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.
Rainbow Rockers Curling League
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.
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.
Ten Oaks Project
The Sex You Want
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)
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.
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!