In addition to SPECTRUM's resources, support groups, and social events, SPECTRUM has also collaborated with community partners to provide the following services.
SPECTRUM's Legal Aid Clinic
This clinic serves members of the local LGBTQ2+ community. The consulting lawyer from WRCLS is a member of our community.
The SPECTRUM Legal Aid Clinic is made possible by a partnership between:
About the clinic:
The rainbow community has a number of concerns specific to it (like transgender ID matters and refugee claims based on persecution). In addition, community members may be uncomfortable being transparent with professionals who are not members of our community. This is why we have partnered with WRCLS to provide this Legal Aid Clinic, so that members of the local rainbow community can have their needs for legal services met in a way that is comfortable and affirming.
SPECTRUM's Legal Aid Clinic covers matters of civil law, including those related to financial support (ODSP, OW, EI, CPP and OAS), housing (tenancy problems), transgender ID, and establishing immigration/refugee status.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions legal services are currently provided by appointment only through email, phone or online video meeting.
Contact Us to Book a Legal Aid Appointment:
Chrysalis Fund for Mental Health Services
About the clinic:
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 LGBTQ2+ 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.