About Us

The Rainbow Youth, York Region is a free support group that provides an opportunity for queer or questioning youth, 26 years-old and under to meet others and share their struggles, successes and stories. 

So why does the Rainbow Youth, York Region (RYYR) exist? Well, often queer youth have said they felt alone and isolated in York Region, so the RYYR was started to help those with feelings of isolation and to create a sense of community and belonging.

The group meets on the first and third Monday of every month (except on statutory holidays) from 7 9 p.m. Locations may vary, so please call 1-888-905-5428 extension 74 for details.

Joining the group is free and the program is strictly confidential.

However, this is not a therapy group, but those with individual needs are encouraged to talk to the facilitator after the group or they can e-mail info@rainbowyouthyork.com. Private counsellors and agencies, which are gay positive, are suggested if more help is needed.

Are you still feeling a little apprehensive about joining us at one of monthly meetings? See what some participants say

If you need urgent assistance, please call:
Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or 
Community Crisis Response Service at 905-310-COPE (2673)


Websites Of Interest

    National Resources
  • www.pflag.ca (PFLAG Canada)
  • www.egale.ca (Canada's LGBT human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice.)
  • www.thefence.ca (For bisexual women)
  • mygsa.ca (Safer schools and inclusive education website)