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Alphabet Soup (for youth under 20) starts again on Tuesday, September 2.

Black Queer Youth starts again on Wednesday, September 3.

SOY H.E.A.T. (Human Rights, Equity, Access Team), will start again in the fall. To sign up for the next session contact John at or (416) 324-4100 x 5339.

Trans Fusion Crew is on break on August 21 and August 28, starting again on Thursday, September 4.



Looking for work is never easy. When faced with the challenges of ageism, racism, homophobia and transphobia, the task can become overwhelming.


Please note that due to the closure of Youth Employment Toronto, our employment initiatives are on hold. Until we can secure another suitable youth employment partner, we suggest you contact St. Stephen's Employment and Training Centre for programs and services.


We regularly receive postings for employment positions in the LGBTT community, community and social services field, as well as various other positions, both full and part time. We post these on our listserv, known as SOYGROUP. If you are not yet a member of SOYGROUP and would like to sign up (messages also include community announcements, notices about apartments for rent, roommates wanted, opinions, rants, raves, etc!), please contact soy(at) Please include a little bit about yourself, including your involvement with the queer/trans community, so that we can maintain the integrity and relevance of the listserv. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please note: this booklet has not been updated since 2007 and is almost out of print and only limited copies are available.

An employment brochure/handbook for lgbt youth and employers entitled “Out to Work: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual youth and work” is available from SOY. It gives information about employee rights, employer responsibilities and tips about tackling discrimination, as well as some first-hand stories from youth who have had both positive and negative experiences. For your copy or copies of Out To Work, please contact SOY at (416) 324-5077 or email soy(

The booklet was created in 2002 by the SOY Youth Employment Services Enhancement Committee, in partnership with  T.E.A.C.H., and with the support of the Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal – now the Community One Foundation-and the Canadian Auto Workers Union. It was subsequently reprinted thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Canadian Union of Public Employees


 SOY Youth Invited to Workshop at AGO First Thursday Event Fan the Flames: Queers on Fire”

AGO First Thursdays

July 3, 2014, 7pm-11:30pm

The West Side Stitches Couture Club, initiated by the late artist and community organizer Will Munro in collaboration with Laing, John Caffery of Kids on TV and artist Luis Jacob, among others, will reunite for one night in partnership with SOY (Supporting our Youth). Pick up a needle and thread and join in on the production line to make your very own queer corsage.

For more info, contact John Caffery:

More about Fan the Flames:

The AGO gets Queered for the July First Thursday event in celebration of WorldPride 2014 and the Gallery’s new exhibition Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography. Designer and artist Jeremy Laing is guest-curating the event, which features the New York-based cult-pop sensation SSION as the night’s musical headliner, plus installations, performances, and interactive projects by some of Toronto’s most compelling and provocative artists.

Fan the Flames also features Videofag, Keith Cole, Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), Cherry Bomb and Yes Yes Y’All.

Please note that SOY workshop is all ages, but the rest of the event is 19+.





SOY's World Pride Newsletter

gives an insight into some of our recent activities, Read the latest here

If you'd like to receive our next SOY newsletter by email, just contact Claire




Every Monday night, 5:30-8pm at
333 Sherbourne St. 2nd floor. Click here for more details or call John at (416) 324-4100 x 5339
 or email us at jcaffery(at)
Every Tuesday 4-6PM. Call John at (416) 324-4100 x 5339 or jcaffery(at)
. Click here more details and summer break info.
(Newcomer/Immigrant Program)
Every Tuesday night, 6:00-8:00pm at 333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd floor. Click here for details or call Aamer: (416) 324-5080 or aesmail(at)sherbourne(dot)on(dot)ca
Every Wednesday, 6.00-8:30pm. Click here for information or contact King at (416) 324-5083 or bqy(at)sherbourne(dot)on(dot)ca

Trans_Fusion Crew (TFC)

Join us every Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00pm. Click here for more details or contact Yegi at (416) 324-5078  or email tfc(at)sherbourne(dot)on(dot)ca

Fluid will return in spring 2014!
Stay tuned or contact SOY for more information:
(416) 324-5077
January 11-March 29, 2014
Saturdays, 2-4 pm.
Click here for details
Fruit Loopz/FLAME
FLAME workshops take place from January 25 to May 28, 2014.
Fruit Loopz Youth Stage takes place Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Click here for more details or contact Sonny at sberenson(at)sherbourne(dot)on(dot)ca
Watch this space for info on the new Essence sessions starting in 2014!
For more info click
 Shift will return in 2014. Watch this space for details.
Click here for program information
Get Out!
An outdoor activity group for LGBTTI2ASQQ youth aged 15-29.
Click here for program information.


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