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

SPECTRUM Directories and Online Resources

Find trans-affirming products and services, gender-neutral washrooms, and more using SPECTRUM's resource directories.

Online Resources

TransNav GPS Directory

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.

Canada
Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation

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 Directory

Our newly designed Rainbow Pages is a glossy, community publication that will be printed quarterly. It features interviews, and articles about community organizations and events as well as a directory of 2SLGBTQ+-owned and friendly businesses and services. The first issue of the new publication will be published in September 2021.

Listings in the directory are free. Please complete this form for consideration. Ad space is available for a fee which helps to support SPECTRUM's operations. All ads are printed in full colour. 100 copies of the Rainbow Pages will be printed each quarter. They will be available in various locations throughout the region as well as electronically on our website.

You can download the previous version of the directory here.

Ad Prices

Placement
Size
Price

Quarter Page

W 3.75" x H 5"

$100

Half-Page

W 7.5" x H 5" OR
W 5" x H 7.5"

$200

Inside Cover

W 7.5" x H 10"

$500

Back Cover

W 7.5" x H 10"

$500

Full Page

W 7.5" x H 10"

$350

Page Footer

W 10" x 2"

$75

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

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.