What Happens at The Avenue Community Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity?
Our centre serves all genders and sexual orientations, no matter where the individual falls. Programs arise out of the needs expressed by the people who access our centre. Our programming addresses the underlying issues which affect the health and welfare of our community by countering heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. The Avenue Community Centre offers a range of services including:
Peer Support Counselling: either in person or over the phone, this allows people to ask their questions, explore their feelings, understand their issues and figure out a way to a more fulfilling life. No appointments are necessary, there is no cost, and anyone who answers the phone will be trained in peer support, be non-judgmental, and be ready to listen. (If you want to talk to someone, call 665-1224 or 1-800-358-1833 now)
Information Resources: whether you need information on safer-sex practices, gender identity, body image, coming out, finding a LGBTQ-positive physician, or a number of other topics, the ACC is an information resource centre. Ask a question on our phone-line, drop-in for an in-person discussion, arrange an educational presentation, or read some of the books in our library or brochures we publish (located online here).
Groups and Clubs: The Avenue Community Centre is home to a number of groups and clubs where people can again get together and meet new people and become part of the greater community. Read more…
Social Connection: through our drop-in centre, social groups, and TV area, The Avenue Community Centre also functions as a community centre where people can feel safe in an LGBTQ-positive environment. You can watch cable (including OUTtv) or one of our 200 LGBTQ-themed DVDs, play the GameCube, peruse queer books and magazines, chat with staff and volunteers, or just hang-out.
Social Events: The Avenue Community Centre hosts community-building events to create spaces where people can come together and have some fun. Read more…
Education: We provide educational outreach to professionals who work in health care, social services, and human services, educational institutes, students in schools and universities, community members, and effectively anyone who is interested in coming to a better understanding of gender and sexual diversity. Read more…
For more information on any of these services, groups or clubs please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call during office hours and we will be very glad to answer any of your questions. To stay informed on everything going on at the Centre and in Saskatoon, join OutBurst.