For the safety of our community, visitors to SPECTRUM will be required to wear masks until further notice.
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!
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.
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.
- If you are looking for counselling services but are able to pay for service you can search for private practitioners in our community at Psychology Today.
- For stats and facts about 2SLGBTQ+ mental health please visit CMHA.
- The Ways to Mental Wellbeing are simple guidelines to help improve mental health that have been adopted by the Mental Wellness Network of Waterloo Region.
Or click here to make a donation to the Chrysalis Fund.