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Record #: BAR0278
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 11 Mar 2024


Office Phone 705-722-6778
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Primary Contact Ellis Greenberg, Queer and Trans Program Manager; Phone: Cell 249-535-0585; Email:
Alternate Contact Dale Boyle, Executive Director; Phone: 705-722-6778 ext 105; Email:


Address & Map
Barrie by the Bay
80 Bradford St, Unit 525
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7
Intersection Bradford St and Simcoe St
Mailing Address Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services 
PO Box 744 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4Y5
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Wheelchair ramps and some automatic doors. Currently no accessible washroom access.


Description (Service)

Drop-in and social space for Two-Spirit Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth ages 12-19 to connect with each other and build community.

In-person Group

  • get together in a relaxed social space and access resources and support on topics and issues that relate to sexual and romantic connections, and gender
  • past events have included social discussions, picnics, art workshops, cooking classes, field trips, movie nights, educational presentations and guest speakers
  • In-person groups take place in Barrie, Midland, and Stayner

Online Group

  • Discord server has been created as an e-drop-in social space facilitating youth in Simcoe and Muskoka to connect with each other
  • Contact Ellis for any inquiries, or for a link to the Discord server,ellisg@gilbertcentre.caor 249-535-0585

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Hours In-person Program:
  • Barrie: The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2 pm-6 pm
    • Location: The Gilbert Centre, 80 Bradford St. Unit 525, Barrie
  • Midland: The 1st Monday of the month, 4 pm-6 pm
    • Location: North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub, 287 Bayshore Dr., Midland
  • Stayner: 4th Wednesday of the month, 3 pm-6 pm
    • Location: Clearview Youth Centre, 7458 ON-26, Stayner
    Online Programs:
    • QT Connection Discord Server: Open hours every Tuesday, 2 pm-4 pm
    • Rainbow Group: Virtual drop-in group via Discord Server every Tuesday, 4 pm-6 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-binary, Gender-diverse, Queer, Intersex, Questioning+ youth, 12-19 yrs
Application Contact Ellis for any inquiries, or for a link to the Discord server, or 249-535-0585
Languages English
Fees None


Service Categories LGBTQ2+ Support Groups ~ Youth

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