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  • Donate to SPECTRUM

LGBTQ+ Community Centre Gains Charitable Status in Waterloo Region

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Spectrum Waterloo Region Gains Charitable Status SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s first LGBTQ+/Rainbow Community space is pleased to announce that [...]

  • New Horizons for Seniors

SPECTRUM receives $25,000 grant from New Horizons for Seniors Program

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

News Release For Immediate Release Seniors in Kitchener to receive New Horizon’s funding through grant for project of local [...]

  • Pray for Orlando

Honour and Support in the Face of the Orlando tragedy

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Comment by Lyn McGinnis Before the massacre on Sunday morning, June 12, in Orlando, Florida, I was a happy [...]

  • Older LGBTQ Adults

A New Group for Older LGBTQ Adults

June 18th, 2016|2 Comments

We see things differently as we age. Priorities shift. Social circles change. Please join us for the organizational meeting [...]

Upcoming SPECTRUM Events

For more events, please visit the Clearinghouse for Community Events

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A great big thank you to our SPECTRUM Sponsors

SPECTRUM is sort-of like your home, away from home

SPECTRUM welcomes the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer community, their families, friends and allies. We serve Waterloo Region, including Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge & area.

We’ve been very busy

Check out some of our programs, projects and ongoing research

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We need you to help build our community

Volunteers make SPECTRUM go!

There are lots of ways to do community work with SPECTRUM in areas you’re good at and care about. Ask us how.

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Are you an older adult?

Aging with Pride

We’re leading the way in programming and events for rainbow older adults.

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Newcomer to Waterloo Region and area?

Newcomer and Immigrant Services

If you’re new to the area or recently immigrated to Canada, SPECTRUM can help you connect to the rainbow community and more.

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We’re working on systemic sex-gender projects

Navigating gender-neutral community infrastructure

We’re proud to be a participant in Waterloo Region’s gender-neutral resource mapping: starting with restrooms for everyone.

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Real Support. Real People.

We know what it’s like to need support. Our philosophy is to treat you as we would like to be treated.


welcomes the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer community (for definitions see About Us), their families, friends and allies. We serve Waterloo Region, including Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge & area.

Donate to SPECTRUM today!

Donate to SPECTRUM


Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

Drop-In Hours: Fridays 7-10 PM, and Saturdays 2-5 PM

283 Duke Street West, Unit 210
(corner of Duke St W and Breithaupt)
Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2H 3X7
Telephone: 226 779-9695

A view of the entrance to the Boehmer Box Building at 283 Duke Street, Kitchener, where SPECTRUM makes it's home.

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