A place for the maturing rainbow community

By |2019-12-07T11:52:07-05:00December 7th, 2019|Event, Featured, Social|

SPECTRUM Prime is a social and discussion group for older LGBTQ-identified adults. Our Goal is to reduce isolation among older adults in the local LGBTQ community, and to create a supportive community for ourselves as we age. Our Activities -Twice a month we gather at SPECTRUM for socializing and discussion.  We also go on social outings.  In the future we plan to invite speakers on topics of interest [...]

Youth Under the Rainbow

By |2019-12-07T11:33:52-05:00December 7th, 2019|Event, Featured, Social|

Youth Under the Rainbow is a Drop-in for rainbow youth ages 13 through 18. Hang out, bring friends, and make new ones in a casual, LGBTQ2S-friendly setting. Refreshments provided! Visit http://ourspectrum.com/youth-under-the-rainbow for more

A celebration of chosen family Dec 25

By |2019-12-07T11:29:53-05:00December 7th, 2019|Event, Featured, Social|

A Celebration of Chosen Family – December 25 @ SPECTRUM, Noon to 10 PM. Many people in the local LGBTQ2+ community are able to be with their relatives in the time around December 25 (Wednesday). Others do not have this option - for a variety of reasons - including that they have neither [...]

LGBTQ+ Community Centre Gains Charitable Status in Waterloo Region

By |2018-03-07T10:59:23-05:00March 7th, 2018|Featured|

Spectrum Waterloo Region Gains Charitable Status SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s first LGBTQ+/Rainbow Community space is pleased to announce that they have recently been granted charitable status by the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. SPECTRUM now becomes the only LGBTQ+ community centre in Ontario outside of Toronto and Ottawa with this distinction. “Having [...]

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

By |2017-07-14T15:11:45-04:00May 31st, 2017|Featured|

News Release For Immediate Release Seniors in Kitchener to receive New Horizon’s funding through grant for project of local organization, SPECTRUM. May 28, 2017             Kitchener, ON                 Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors in Kitchener, through SPECTRUM, will receive financial support to continue their leadership role in the LGBTQ community, today announced Raj Saini, [...]

Honour and Support in the Face of the Orlando tragedy

By |2017-07-14T15:14:20-04:00June 30th, 2016|Featured|

Comment by Lyn McGinnis Before the massacre on Sunday morning, June 12, in Orlando, Florida, I was a happy and secure gender variant polysexual queer. After these events I am slightly less secure. Perhaps my sense of safety was always an illusion. We may see positive incremental change in ninety-nine out of one hundred [...]

A New Group for Older LGBTQ Adults

By |2017-07-14T15:12:31-04:00June 18th, 2016|Featured|

We see things differently as we age. Priorities shift. Social circles change. Please join us for the organizational meeting of a discussion and social group for older adults - July 6, Wednesday at 7 PM at SPECTRUM (283 Duke St W, Unit 210, Kitchener). Our plan is to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday [...]

Saturday Symposium Begins

By |2017-07-14T15:10:22-04:00June 18th, 2016|Featured|

Announcing a new program at SPECTRUM on Saturdays, 2 - 5 PM, our Saturday Symposium, a space for discussion.   Join our open discussion on Saturday at 2 pm at SPECTRUM! We want to hear everyone's opinion, exchange different views, and learn from each other to see the world from a different perspective. This [...]


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.

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Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

Drop-In Hours: Tuesdays 12-4PM, Thursdays 12-4PM 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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