For the safety of our community, visitors to SPECTRUM will be required to wear masks until further notice.

Additional Services

In addition to SPECTRUM's resources, support groups, and social events, SPECTRUM has also collaborated with community partners to provide the following services.

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services WRCLS personnel are 2SLGBTQIA+ allies and they can provide assistance with issues including name change, gender marker change, housing issues for tenants, immigration, employment law, social assistance matters, and consumer debt issues.

Use this form to contact them, or call 519.743.0254. They also have drop-in hours!

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

Gowling WLG also offers pro bono services for trans and non-binary people who wish to meet with a legal professional to have their gender designation forms and affidavits commissioned or notarized. Read more here.

Chrysalis Fund for Mental Health Services

SPECTRUM established the Chrysalis Fund in memory of a former Board member. 
Funds donated to the Chrysalis Fund are used to subsidize the cost of counselling services for 2SLGBTQ+ people -- especially trans and non-binary folks -- through the OK2BME program at KW Counselling Services.

About counselling:

Please direct any questions about counselling to KW Counselling Services. There is likely to be a waiting list. To book a counselling appointment, complete the online intake form here, or call KW Counselling Services’ Intake Team at 519.884.0000 x222.

Or click here to make a donation to the Chrysalis Fund.

See our Resources page for fact sheets, explainers, guides, crisis support information, and more.