LGBT Youth Line
It's a toll-free lifeline for sure, this peer-support service for lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, transexual, two-spirit, queer and questioning young people. With its "no question is too silly, no problem too serious" philosophy, the talk line which serves 6,000 across the province, allows many isolated and troubled youth to chat through dilemmas and problems, the most common of which have to do with relationships, coming out issues and matters of identity. Peer supporters - don't dare call them "counsellors" - are trained for 40 hours to handle difficult conversations in ways that are sex-positive and non-judgmental, in an anti-oppression context. Bonus: the service helps callers identify when bullying becomes a criminal matter.
The Remix Project
2 Pardee, suite 201, 416-583-2120, theremixproject.ca