Welcome to Kind Space!

A 2SLGBTQIA+ Community Centre in Odawa/Ottawa

 

Kind Space is a community centre in Ottawa – unceded Algonquin territory – that offers resources, events, social and educational programming. Our work celebrates, supports, and prioritizes oppressed sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

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When 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are deprived of meaningful relationships and support systems, their mental health and overall well-being drastically suffer, especially when combined with the impact of other aspects of their identities or experiences.

That’s why Kind Space (formerly Pink Triangle Services) was established. We provide a welcoming environment of rest, care, connection, and education that is open to 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages throughout the year. We are the only community space in Ottawa that offers such a safe and inclusive space.

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Programming Schedule

July 2024

Find out what it means to share Kind Space

MON. Jul 22
2pm – 7pm
Drop-in (in-person)

No registration. Sign-in at the welcome desk. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Come by the drop-in to hangout, grab some food, make art, co-work, watch TV, take a nap, etc.

Tues. Jul 23
12pm – 7pm
Drop-in (in-person)

No registration. Sign-in at the welcome desk. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Come by the drop-in to hangout, grab some food, make art, co-work, watch TV, take a nap, etc.

7pm – 9pm
20 Something Group (in-person)

Registration required. Ages 19 – 29. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

The 20 Something Meet-Up, is a blend of hang-out and discussion groups for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks who are ages 19-29 every month on the second and fourth Tuesday. Register here.

Wed. Jul 24
12pm – 6pm
Drop-in (in-person)

No registration. Sign-in at the welcome desk. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Come by the drop-in to hangout, grab some food, make art, co-work, watch TV, take a nap, etc.

5pm – 9pm
Gender Quest (in-person)

Registration required. 18+. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

GenderQuest is a support and social group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse, and two-spirit adults. This is a diverse, peer-led social group for those at any stage of transition: come, share, learn, and socialize in a safer space. All trans, two-spirit, and gender-diverse people are welcome to attend, including those who are on their gender quest and are still figuring it out! Register here.

Thurs. Jul 25
12pm – 5pm

Drop-in (in-person)

No registration. Sign-in at the welcome desk. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Come by the drop-in to hangout, grab some food, make art, co-work, watch TV, take a nap, etc.

12pm – 4pm
Undercuts (in-person)

Registration required. All ages. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Undercuts is a haircut program, partnered with Hair Junkie, to provide free haircuts to community members monthly. It is a first come, first serve program. Follow us on Instagram to find out when Undercuts will be happening again! Register here.

5pm – 8pm
Plant Social (in-person)

Registration required. All ages. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Enjoy a special evening at our drop-in for spending time with our Kind Space plants or come with us to a park or community garden to socialize and learn more about plants! This month’s theme is on Iphamba/Spider Plants!

This is an all ages event. Children twelve years of age or younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Minors (ages 13-17) will need to provide an emergency contact. Register here.

6pm – 10pm
QWARABS (in-person)

Registration required through organizers. All ages. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Qwarabs’ casual social to meet other queer SWANA/ MENA/Arab folk, family and allies! All ages welcome! Register here.

Fri. Jul 26
12pm – 8pm

Drop-in (in-person)

No registration. Sign-in at the welcome desk. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Come by the drop-in to hangout, grab some food, make art, co-work, watch TV, take a nap, etc.

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Silver Souls (in-person)

Registration encouraged. 50+. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Silver Souls is a peer support for 50+ LGBTQ+ and will take place every second and fourth Friday, from 6:30-7:30 PM. This is a safer space to talk about whatever is on your mind or heart. Tea and snacks are offered. After the hour session, you are welcome to stay for puzzle club which runs from 7:30PM – 9:00PM for all ages. Register here.

7:30pm – 9pm
The Puzzle Club (in-person)

Registration required. All-ages. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

 

 

Puzzle Club is a drop-in group at Kind Space for people of all ages, to play traditional recreational games and puzzles. Every Second and Fourth Friday from 7:30-9:00 PM. This is an opportunity to revisit some old-fashioned games and pastimes; create jigsaw puzzles over the weeks; or play; board games, cards, checkers, chess, and charades with other people. Register here.