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Meditations for Queer Joy bi-weekly on Zoom
Biweekly on Tuesdays starting Sept 5
Beginning September 5, at 6 PM, join us for Meditations for Queer Joy bi-weekly on Zoom! These events are the latest addition to our mental wellness programs, where we welcome you to join us for guided meditations to reflect, heal, and celebrate yourself in all of your parts. Join Here
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Sparkle Market
August 25 & 26
Don’t miss this opportunity to support local queer makers shining at the Sparkle Market! 
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Drop-In Therapy
weekly, coming soon!
Free & sliding-scale therapy to support youth 15-29 online and in-person. 
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Drop-In Therapy – Coming Soon

Our weekly drop-in therapy program was created to offer mental health support to youth (15-29 years) while removing barriers and increasing access. Free and sliding-scale weekly sessions are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, with meetings taking place both online through Zoom and at our building. All counsellors offer low-cost, short-term counselling (max. 8 sessions) to reduce wait times and increase access for as many people as possible. The counsellors practicing in partnership with MCC Toronto are Registered Social Workers (RSW) and Registered Psychotherapists (RP), licensed to work with residents of Ontario.

You are eligible to access drop-in therapy if you identify as:

  • An 2SLGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 15-29
  • You self-identify as economically vulnerable and/or facing financial barriers to accessing mental health supports
  • You don’t have insurance benefits, or have $500 or less in benefits to spend on counselling annually

MCC Toronto and our network of practitioners believe that therapy is essential healthcare, and can support folx who experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health diagnoses, relationship difficulties, trauma recovery, coping with stress, and improving overall emotional well-being.

“All Bodies Are Good Bodies” Yoga & Meditation

These completely free classes taught by queer and allied teachers are built to intentionally create space for all bodies, genders, and abilities to create a yoga and meditation practice in a space free of judgement and full of joy. Regardless of your level of knowledge of yoga, we invite you to join us weekly to practice together! Please note: you are welcome to bring your own mat or use one of ours!

To register to join a class, click here!

Transforming Style Styling Sessions

In partnership with Transforming Style, MCC Toronto is proud of offer space for styling sessions that provide cost-free support, beauty & styling services and wardrobe to 2SLGBTQIA+ community members in Canada who face barriers to access. To learn more, and sign up for a styling session, visit Transforming Style’s website.

Proud Voices

Join us in person at 115 Simpson Ave, Toronto on the last Friday of each month for Proud Voices. This event brings together influential queer authors, educators, and advocates from different fields for insightful interviews and engaging Q&A sessions, centered around the intersection of queerness, faith, and education.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear firsthand experiences and perspectives from these trailblazers, gaining valuable insights into navigating the complexities of queerness within diverse religious and educational contexts.

Sparkle Market

Vendor call-out: We’re looking for local creators whose work intersects with the 2SLGBTQIQ+ community whether it’s in the process, person, or the items (awesome active allies welcome!).

We’re prioritizing creators who’ve traditionally faced barriers to participation. If you’re interested, you can sign-up using the form linked below! Filling out the form does not guarantee a spot, but we will reach out to thank you for your application! If you’re a maker, artisan, or entrepreneur who creates magical and inclusive goods, we invite you to apply and join us in celebrating love, diversity, and creativity. Don’t miss this opportunity to shine at the Sparkle Market and connect with an incredible community of LGBTQ+ supporters and enthusiasts.

Applications will be open from June 28-July 9, 2023. Apply to be a vendor here!

Arts & Culture/Community Hub

MCC Toronto is thrilled to use our newly renovated space in 2023/2024 to host a vibrant array of arts and culture events. Maker’s fairs and creative workshops will provide opportunities for individuals to explore their artistic passions and develop new skills in an inclusive and supportive environment. From captivating concerts to open-mic nights, MCC Toronto is excited to welcome artists and performers of all backgrounds, offering spaces where voices can be heard, stories can be shared, and connections can be forged through the transformative power of art and culture. Keep an eye on our calendar of events and social media for exciting events and announcements!

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