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SPECTRUM follows the Region of Waterloo's Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19. These can be found here.

SPECTRUM Resources

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Queer/Trans-Inclusive Services

TransNAV

TransNAV GPS, an online tool to help trans people locate service providers and resources in Waterloo Region and beyond. 

SPECTRUM is grateful to the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund as administered by the KW Community Foundation and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation that allowed us to complete this project.

Map of Gender-Neutral Washrooms in Waterloo Region

Many public washrooms are labelled by gender. People who do not clearly conform to the gender with which they identify can encounter hostility when they use the washroom of their choice. This is why SPECTRUM has conducted a survey to create a map of gender-neutral washrooms in Waterloo Region.

Locations in GREEN: buildings where you are not expected to spend money (I.E. government buildings/offices, recreational centres, libraries, shopping malls, large health centres and hospitals)

Locations in BROWN: a few businesses where you may be expected to spend money – such as cafés and restaurants.

Know of a washroom that we left out? You can help us by letting us know of additional washrooms that can be used by the public. To submit a washroom, send us the name & address of the facility, number and type of gender-neutral washrooms (e.g. 2 one-stall washrooms) and their location in the building (if it is a large building).

Rainbow Pages

The Rainbow Pages – Waterloo-Wellington is a directory of Waterloo-Wellington resources of particular interest to the local LGBTQ+ communities.

SPECTRUM is working on updating the directory and making it a searchable online resource. You can download the previous version here.

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Other Educational Resources and Fact Sheets

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LGBTQ2+ Stories and Personal Stories

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Other Resources

  • I'm From Driftwood: A site for queer and non-queer people to learn more about themselves and each other through the power of storytelling and story sharing.
  • It Gets Better Videos: thousands of It Gets Better Videos from a diverse community to inspire and empower.

Click here for SPECTRUM's resource directories 
including our TransNav directory, online map of gender-neutral washrooms, and the SPECTRUM Rainbow Pages

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project

Scan of Out! Vol 1 from December 1978
Celebrating the lives and times of rainbow folk in Grand River countRy

The goal of the Grand River Rainbow Historical Project is to document the history of the various rainbow communities in the Grand River region of Southwestern Ontario. The scope of the Project is intended to be inclusive of all rainbow communities, including, but not restricted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer, questioning, fluid, and asexual communities.

Geographically, the designation Grand River has been used to make it clear that the communities of Waterloo Region and Wellington County are both included, whilst leaving open some leeway to include communities in other areas of Ontario that are adjacent to the Grand River or some of its tributaries.

Blog Posts

September 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide Facts and Prevention Resources

September 2, 2021

Job Posting:
Co-Facilitator, 2SLGBTQ+ Youth (age 18-25)

September 1, 2021

Join Us At SPECTRUM’s 2021 Annual General Meeting

August 31, 2021

The Grand River Rainbow Historical Project is collecting local coming out stories

SPECTRUM offers a safe place where LGBTQ2+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.