Service: Rainbow Youth Program, PARN

Record #: SHA0908
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 05 Apr 2022


Description (Service) Works to make lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 2-spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth feel safe by providing them the space to be themselves and the tools to lead positive change in their schools, peer groups, and community.

Provides education through interactive workshops designed and delivered by youth to help educate everyone from 7th grade students to teacher candidates on the diversity of queer identities and how to create spaces to welcome and celebrate them.

Provides workshops geared towards specific service providers, such as nurses, counsellors, and police officers to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth are treated with respect in all areas of their lives.

Supports youth resilience and community building by hosting a weekly youth drop-in.

The youth ambassador program, the queeRAdicals, is active in community outreach, including delivering inclusivity trainings to local schools, service providers, and organizations.

Service Details

Hours Rainbow Youth Drop In: Thu 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
PARN: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Drop-in and ambassador program - youth 12-24 years

  • identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, questioning youth and their friends.

No restrictions for education and workshops
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Downtown Peterborough
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
60 Hunter St E
2nd floor
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 1G5
Intersection Mark St and Hunter St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; gender neutral washroom available

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-749-9110
Toll Free Phone 1-800-361-2895
TTY Phone 705-749-9110
Fax 705-749-6310
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Marty Cleary, Rainbow Youth Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Dane Record, Interim Executive Director; Email:

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