University of Guelph Resources

Here you’ll find detailed information about University of Guelph organizations that support LGBTQA+ people.


 Guelph Queer Equality

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Guelph Queer Equality provides a safer space and supportive environment for all people in the trans, bisexual, lesbian, and gay community. People of all races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages, and abilities are welcome. Guelph Queer Equality events are not restricted to the University of Guelph community. They are open to people from the Guelph community in general.

Programming & Services

  • Lending Library (books and magazines)
  • Social events on Thursday nights (check Facebook page for times and topics)
  • Advocacy and awareness campaigns
  • Pamphlets and information

Location: University Centre, 2nd Floor (around the corner from the CSA office)

Accessibility: Take the south University Centre elevator to the 2nd floor & turn left.

Hours: Please email or call for current hours.

Contact: Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 56702, Email: gqe@uoguelph.ca, Facebook: “Guelph Queer Equality”, Website: uoguelph.ca/~gqe


 CampOUT

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CampOUT is a student-driven support/social group that provides a safe space for students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Not-Straight; those who chose not to identify with a label; and/or those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The group meets on a weekly basis and we encourage those who attend to participate as little or as much as they like.

Programming & Services

  • Weekly facilitated discussions
  • Confidential services
  • Referrals to other organizations

Location: Undisclosed location on the University of Guelph Campus. Email campout@uoguelph.ca to find out more.

Accessibility: The location of the event changes. Please email campout@uoguelph.ca for more information.

Hours: Varies. Please email campout@uoguelph.ca.

Contact: Email: campout@uoguelph.ca, Website: uoguelph.ca/~campout


The Wellness Education Centre

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The Wellness Education Centre is the educational arm of Student Health Services and is one of over twenty Peer Helper Program units on the University of Guelph campus. We are a student-driven safe space where undergraduate and graduate Guelph students can seek information and support about health and well-being. Peer-to-peer education is the driving force behind all of The Wellness Education Centre’s initiatives, including drop-in peer consultations, interactive programming, and resource distribution. It has many resources on all topics with specific interest to the LGBTIQQ2 community.

Programming & Services

  • Free condom and lube distribution
  • Resources and materials (pamphlets, brochures)
  • Workshops
  • Support materials for residence assistants
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Special events

Location: On the 2nd floor of the JT Powell Building, above Student Health Services. The JT Powell Building is located in west campus, beside the Athletic Centre.

Accessibility: Please ask Student Health Services (on the first floor of the JT Powell Building) for the key code for the elevator.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Contact: Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53327, Email: wellness@uoguelph.ca, Website: uoguelph.ca/studenthealthservices/wellness


NAKED

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NAKED, formerly SpeakOUT, works to communicate a wide array of issues pertaining to sexuality through interactive workshops and events. They raise awareness and initiate education about issues related to oppression, diversity, and human rights. They work to eliminate all forms of oppression on campus, such as homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. In their programs, they encourage open and accurate discussions about sexuality as well as regular sexual health check-ups and testing to ensure overall wellbeing. Finally, they improve communication and create positive and enjoyable sexuality for all!

Programming and Services

  • Advocacy and awareness activities
  • Workshops

Location: The Wellness Education Centre

Accessibility: Please ask Student Health Services (on the first floor of the JT Powell Building) for the key code for the elevator.

Hours: Varies. Please ask The Wellness Education Centre.

Contact: Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53327, Email: wellness@uoguelph.ca, Website: uoguelph.ca/studenthealthservices/wellness-centre/education-awareness/naked


The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED)

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We are a student funded, collectively run resource centre for people of all or no genders. We advocate anti-oppression issues within a feminist framework, recognizing that issues of gendered oppression consist of struggles against all systems of domination. We offer a relaxing, comfortable space where you can use our microwave and/or chat with our friendly volunteers and staff. We provide resources and support for students, staff, faculty and community members, who can use our extensive library, computers and other accessible technologies, buy traditional and alternative menstrual products, attend our workshops and other public events, or become a trained volunteer or collective member. If you are in crisis, you can also access peer support, referrals and a private room.

Programming and Services

  • Advocacy and awareness activities
  • Workshops
  • Informational resources (pamphlets, brochures)
  • Lending library (books, audio/visual, magazine)
  • Products for sale

Location: 1st floor of the University Centre. Enter the University from the South entrance (door to the buses). Turn left at the bank machines. Walk all the way to the end of the hall. It’s on the left before the exit doors.

Accessibility: Barrier free.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm.

Contact: Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 58559, Email: grcged@gmail.com, Website: grcged.com, Facebook: facebook.com/grcged


Student Support Network

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A peer-to-peer support network operated by students for students.

Programming & Services

  • Confidential, non-judgmental listening and support
  • Information, pamphlets, and referrals
  • An opportunity to chat one-on-one with peers who care
  • Trained student volunteers who staff the service

Location: Raithby House

Directions: The house across from the cannon in Branion Plaza.

Accessibility: Physically accessible.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 pm – 10 pm. Fall & Winter semesters only.

Contact: Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 55002, Website: uoguelph.ca/counselling/student-support-network

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