Youth who have been kicked out based on their gender or sexual identity report being afraid to access mainstream shelters for fear of psychological, physical, or sexual violence. It's time to fix this problem. Egale Centre will be Canada’s first and Toronto’s only facility that will combine the proven counselling service of Egale Youth Outreach with transitional and emergency housing that is exclusively dedicated to serving homeless LGBTIQ2S Youth. Your donation will bring us one step closer to ending LGBTIQ2S youth homelessness.
1 in 4 homeless youth in Toronto identify as LGBTIQ2S
For well over a year, the Egale team has been working to lay the strong foundation upon which the Egale Centre will be built.
There is a clear and urgent need for an emergency and transitional housing facility that is exclusively dedicated to Toronto’s homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) youth.DONATECONTACT US
257 Dundas St.
Between Jarvis and Sherbourne
A safe and sustainable building
Egale Centre builds on the best practices of successful facilities dedicated to LGBTQI2S youth in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Paris and London. The resulting world-class facility in Toronto has been designed using the principles of dignity, community, and sustainability.
campaign fundraising progress
73% OF $11.86 MILLION GOAL
“There was a period of four months when I was completely homeless. I slept under the Bathurst Street Bridge. I avoided the shelters because I was afraid of being bashed. I tried to go to [shelter name omitted] but I left because of homophobic experiences. I just turned around and left.”Let’s work together to Change this story. Donate Now.