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.

Latest Post

  • Two-Year Partnership with KITKAT Chocolatory
    Friends of Ruby is proud to launch a two-year partnership with KitKat Chocolatory, just in time for Chosen Family Day—a day to acknowledge important relationships and support systems within the community. 

What We Do

Programs & Services

From counselling and community to housing and healthcare, we make sure that no matter where you are on your personal journey, we’re here for you.

Resources

Read up on our mission, impact and the latest research in the 2SLGBTQIA+ space.

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Our Impact

We help over 300 youth every year, with around 15-20 new participants every month.

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Housing

The Friends of Ruby Home is a one-of-a-kind, custom-designed transitional house for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Land Acknowledgement Source: City of Toronto


Anti-Racism Statement

Friends of Ruby recognizes that Black LGBTQI2S youth face racism in all aspects of their lives.  As an organization we are committed to change this reality! We stand in support with the Black Community to remove systemic barriers and are prioritizing the well-being and mental health of our Black LGBTQI2S youth. We acknowledge that working against anti-Black racism is an active lifelong journey and will continue engage in this work.

Get Involved

Friends of Ruby relies on a network of supporters, donors, volunteers and partners to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. We welcome you to the circle!

About Us

Friends of Ruby supports 2SLGBTQIA+ youth (aged 16-29) through mental health services, practical supports and housing. Our approach is comprehensive, involving mind, body and community – supporting young people wherever they are on their personal journey.

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Donate

When you give to Friends of Ruby, you directly support essential services for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. We provide meals, groceries, community programming, practical supports and mental health services.  

Careers

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services. As a team member, you would partake in vital work with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.

Contact

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services. As a team member, you would partake in vital work with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences.

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News

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