Kind Space offers several services for free or sliding scale to community members.
Be Kind to Your Mind - short-term, individual therapy
Welcome to “Be Kind to Your Mind” short-term, individual therapy. This program is generously funded through the “Mental Health & Wellbeing” grant from the Canadian Red Cross and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Better Together - group mental health & wellness programs
Welcome to “Better Together” short-term, group-based support & wellbeing programming. This program is generously funded through the “Mental Health & Wellbeing” grant from the Canadian Red Cross and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Community Resource Referrals
n the 80s and 90s Kind Space, then Pink Triangle Services, asked community members to submit their recommendations of service providers or community spaces that were gay-friendly. We know there are many service providers, organizations, and businesses in the National Capital Region that are 2SLGBTQ+-affirming and liberation-minded then we could possibly collect as a single organization.
Events & Outreach
Kind Space is available to attend community events, forums, festivals, or other community gathering activities.
Fill out this form and let us know where you want us to be!
Dr. Kelly McGinnis Community Library
The oldest of its kind in Canada, Kind Space is fiercely proud to house this “more than fabulous” resource centre. Our library was named in 2002 in honour of Dr. Kelly McGinnis, an active member of the Ottawa-Carleton HIV Primary Care Group, and renowned in the queer community for his help during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and early 1990s. You can learn more about Dr. McGinnis here.
Dr. McGinnis had a steadfast commitment to the queer community and to Kind Space (formerly Pink Triangle Services). For that, we will always honour him.
Out of The Closet - free clothing program
This is a free clothing program available to community members and can be accessed during drop-in and program hours. All clothes displayed in the clothing closets have been cleaned by Kind Space.
Find more details about donating clothing items, click here.
The Pantry - free, supplemental food program
The Pantry is a supplemental food bank and snack bar aimed towards countering food insecurity in the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community.
The pantry accepts physical donations of non and semi-perishable items that can be kept in a pantry.
Trans ID Clinic - free legal information program
The Trans ID Clinic returns in October 2023 to March 2024.
Undercuts - Free haircut program
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!
About the stylist, Kyle Balsara:
“Kyle is a creative artist who loves to show his expression through fashion and visual arts. With 8 years of experience in Hairstyling and graduating in Toronto at the Fiorio Beauty Academy, he continues to grow and educate himself to this day. Having competed in industry competitions and completing his Master Colorist training, Kyle loves creating lived-in balayage looks. Ready to tackle challenges that come his way with passion, creativity, and a smile; he’ll educate you on hair questions and theory and bring you closer to loving and understanding the crown that is our hair.”