Support Friends of Ruby 

Every youth deserves a safe space to access the services and community they need on their journey of mental health and well-being. 

And yet: 

  • 1 in 3 youth experiencing homelessness identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ 
  • 2 in 3 2SLGBTQIA+ youth have reported acts of self harm in the past 12 months 
  • 1 in 2 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Canada do not have access to 2SLGBTQIA+ specific supports in their local communities 

Friends of Ruby is here for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth 

Friends of Ruby is a welcoming space for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and additional sexual orientations and gender identities (2SLGBTQIA+) aged 16-29. We provide free one-on-one and group counselling to support mental health, case management to navigate complex services including medical, immigration, employment, and financial assistance services. Our Youth Drop-In Centre is a place where youth can meet friends and peers and participate in fun programming designed to build confidence, life-skills, and independence. Friends of Ruby Home is our transitional home designed to meet the unique needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. 

Donate Today

Your generous support will provide youth with essential items including groceries, a space to call home, a place to build community, and access to a team of 2SLGBTQIA+ professionals dedicated to their journey of mental health and well-being. 

two people talking on a couch beside a pride flag

Give Online

group of people talking

Donate by Phone or Cheque

Call Us:
416-359-0237

Mail Your Cheque To: 
Attn: Rouba Anka, Director of Finances and Operations
489 Queen Street East
(Lower Level – LL01), Toronto, ON

Other Ways To Give

Whether you want to honour a friend or family member with a donation to Friends of Ruby or make Friends of Ruby a beneficiary in your will, we have a variety of ways for you to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.

group holding their artwork

Gift of Securities

Donating mutual funds, stocks or publicly traded securities is simple! Donate online, below.

Planned Giving  

When you include Friends of Ruby in your will, you are creating a legacy that will help create a more inclusive Canada for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.

person getting a pride flag face painted on their cheek

Volunteer

Join the community. 

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities. They do tremendous work and play a vital role in our mission, while gaining valuable experience and developing new skills. Ready to join our circle of Friends?

Our Supporters

We are grateful to all the individuals, organizations, and community groups who supported our work through their thoughtful donations and partnership. You have made a difference in the lives of the 2SLGBTQIA+ youth we serve.

This donor list reflects donations of $20 or more received from January 1 to December 31, 2020. Friends of Ruby makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of our donor list. If you have any inquiries, please reach out to info@friendsofruby.ca.