Friends of Ruby – a welcoming space for LGBTQI2S youth
We support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirit youth (aged 16-29) through counselling, housing, practical assistance and multiple activities.
- A shift in Perspective: From Coming out to Inviting inToday, we know that the process of ‘coming out’ us much more complex than a singular act of proclamation.
What We Do
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.
Read up on our mission, impact and the latest research in the LGBTQI2S space.
We help over 300 youth every year, with around 15-20 new participants every month.
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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
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.
Friends of Ruby relies on a network of supporters, donors, volunteers and partners to support LGBTQI2S youth. We welcome you to the circle!
Friends of Ruby supports LGBTQI2S 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.
When you give to Friends of Ruby, you directly support essential services for LGBTQI2S youth. We provide meals, groceries, community programming, practical supports and mental health services.
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 LGBTQI2S youth.
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 LGBTQI 2S youth. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences.