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Groups and Drop-Ins

Groups are where the SOY community really comes together. We work to make all SOY groups welcoming places of respect, connection and fun. In groups, there’s lots of time for art, discussion, games and even field trips. Groups are places where you can make friends and also get the support and information you need.

SOY runs many different groups and some are for youth who identify in certain ways and others are for youth who share a specific interest.

All SOY groups provide a snack or meal and TTC tokens for those who need them. Groups take place in a wheelchair accessible space and some groups have ASL interpretation. For additional accessibility information, please contact the group facilitators directly.

  • Alphabet Soup

    This group is under review and not currently running. Check back in January for more information.

  • Black Queer Youth

    Are you a Black, Caribbean, African or multiracial queer and trans spectrum youth aged 29 or under who lives in Toronto, especially down-town, in the Jane-Finch/Black Creek or Malvern/Scarborough communities?

  • Express

    Are you an LGBTQ+ youth, 29 years old or under, who is also a newcomer, refugee, refugee claimant, or non-status person living in Canada?

  • FLAME & FruitLoopz

    FLAME (Fruit Loopz Artist Mentorship ProjEct) is a series of free art programs rooted in self-care, collaboration and community. FLAME is a free performance mentorship program for LGBTQ youth and prepares performers for SOY’s Youth Stage, FruitLoopz, at Pride!

  • Get Out

    Get Out is a free outdoor activity group that provides adventures both in Toronto and in the Ontario wilderness. Activities include rock climbing, camping, skiing and more!

  • Monday Night Drop-In

    Monday Night Drop-In is a weekly drop-in for youth who are underhoused or experiencing homelessness. The drop-in is part of the CLICK Mentoring Program and it’s where youth and adult mentors come together to share home-cooked meal.

  • Trans Fusion Crew

    Are you a trans, gender non-binary or genderqueer youth 29 years old or younger?