GROUPS

FIND YOUR COMMUNITY

This page is a list of all our peer support groups. All of our groups are free to attend. Our group meetings are intended as a space for casual connection. This is not a structured therapy group nor is it a dating space. If you are looking for further support, Outlink staff are available to meet with you one-on-one or in small groups by phone, text based messaging, or video call upon request. They can also help connect you to other counselling services.

Please note that meetings are moderated by Outlink staff and volunteers who reserve the right to remove anyone from the group who is in violation of our Safer Space Ground Rules.

We are currently holding a mix of in-person and online Zoom meetings! Please see our Community Calendar​, our Meetup page, or our social media pages for announcements on meeting times, dates, and locations.

COVID-19 SAFETY:

Public health and safety of our communities is very important to us! The following safety practices are put in place for our in-person programming:

 

  • Group facilitators are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Wearing a mask is highly encouraged.

  • We will accept attendees on a drop-in basis until we reach room capacity.

  • If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose), please do not attend.

GRABBA JAVA

Looking for a friendly check-in with your community? Grab a cup of tea and join us as we share in each other's company! This is a safe space for anyone who identifies as an 2SLGBTQ+ community member or ally.

Our in-person meetings will be held at three different locations each week. Please check the column to the right or our Community Calendar for meeting locations and times.

Online:

In-person meeting (south location):

  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM

  • Phil & Sebastian - Chinook Centre

  • 6455 Macleod Trail SW (Google Maps)

In-person meeting (downtown location):

  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM

  • Element Cafe

  • 331 17 Ave SW (Google Maps)

In-person meeting (north location):

  • 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM

  • Rosso Coffee Roasters - Tuxedo

  • 2102 Centre St N (Google Maps)

BETWEEN MEN

A social-support peer group for queer men, including cis men, trans men, transmasculine people, and anyone under the masculine identity umbrella who is gay, bi, pan, toric, queer, questioning, or are otherwise attracted to guys. This is a safe, inclusive space where we can talk openly and honestly about our lived experiences and share our stories to feel heard, respected, loved, and supported.

Online:

 

In-person:

  • 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM

  • The location of this group will vary. Please see our Community Calendar for details. 

LAVENDER TEATIME

A supportive social space for those whose identities are informed and understood in relation to experiences of queer womanhood, including trans, non binary, and cis folks as they feel comfortable in this space. We recognize also that our unique identities can shape the ways we experience and are experienced by the world and that our experiences might not align even when we share identities. There are endless ways to identify and even more ways of being in community. If you feel that you align with this group, you are welcome here!

Online:

 

In-person:

  • 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM

  • The location of this group will vary. Please see our Community Calendar for details. 

INSIDE OUT YOUTH GROUP

A fun, casual, and simultaneously supportive group for 2SLGBTQ+ identified or questioning youth ages 13-18 along with their friends, family and allies. The group is a safe and welcoming place for all. Group facilitators are trained peers from the community. 

Online:

 

In-person:

  • 4th Thursday of the month, 5:00 PM

  • Memorial Park Library

  • 1221 2 Street SW

TEATIME WITH DOROTHY

In collaboration with the Kerby Centre, Outlink invites older adults 50+ who identify as an 2SLGBTQ+ community member or ally to join us for friendly conversation in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment.

Online:

In-person:

  • 4th Sunday of the month, 2:00 PM

  • CommunityWise Resource Centre -
    Room 106

SUPPORTING THE RAINBOW

A supportive space for family members, friends, partners, and other loved ones of 2SLGBTQ+ community members. This is a space to discuss your own experiences, how to support your loved ones, and gain insight from fellow participants.

In-person:

  • 4th Monday of the month

  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM

  • CommunityWise Resource Centre -
    Room 106

COLLEQTIVE

Colleqtive is a peer support group for racialized 2SLGBTQ+ community members. This includes community members who are Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. This group is a closed space, only for those who the group is intended for. Join us in a colleqtive community space together! 

Online:

In-person:

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM

  • Communitywise Resource Centre -
    Room 106

For all meetings at the CommunityWise Resource Centre, please dial 320 on the intercom at the front door to let facilitators know you're here. The address of the building is 223 12 Ave SW.

There is street parking in front of the building on 12 Ave, and metal bike parking rails on the sidewalk, and next to the driveway in front of the building.

 

Nearby LRT stations include Victoria Park, 1st Street, and 3rd Street stations.

Nearby bus stops:

  • Eastbound 12 Ave SW @ 2 St SW: #90

  • Westbound 11 Ave SW @ 2 St SW: #13, #90, #449

  • Westbound 11 Ave S @ Centre St: #24

  • Northbound 4 St SW @ 12 Ave SW: #3, #17, #449

The above directions can be used to get to Memorial Park Library, located on 1221 2 Street SW. The library is a block west from the CommunityWise building.