SPECTRUM Groups 2018-05-31T16:06:24+00:00


A group for people aged 19+ to discuss coming out. The first half of each meeting will focus on the advertised topic; the last half will be an open discussion. We meet on the fourth Wednesdays of the month. If there is enough demand, we will see if we can add a second meeting each month.  NOTE: This is a cell-phone-free environment.  During each group meeting we require that participants put their phones away, and focus on what is happening in the group – out of respect for other participants.

For more information, visit us at: http://ourspectrum.com/coming-out-group/

A chance for KW (Cambridge too) queers to get together and play board games. We also solve jigsaw puzzles, play with dinky toys, like Yo-Yo’s, and build with LEGO, as we meet up with old friends and make new.

Sponsored by SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Resource Centre, and held every Friday from 7 -11 PM at SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St W, Unit 210, Kitchener.

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/day5games

We are sorry to announce that we are unable to continue offering our Outdoor Recreational Group (ORG) at this time.  We no longer have a volunteer who is able to take on the duties required to run this program.

To revive this program we would need a responsible volunteer who was committed to organizing the Outdoor Recreational Group.  If you are interested in doing this, please contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer@ourspectrum.com

SPECTRUM provides administrative support for the local PFLAG Chapter’s Parents, Family & Friends Support Group, which focuses on topics of interest to parents, family and friends of LGBTQ individuals. This group generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 7-9 PM.

For the location and other information see the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PFLAG.WWP/

Mail us at waterloo@pflagcanada.ca

A queer crafting group meeting weekly. Bring your portable craft and join us at our new location in the Spectrum Community Space at 283 Duke Street, unit 210 for an open, drop-in crafting circle.

We gather on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM.

Learn more at the Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/839792702759477/

A group where people from diverse cultures gather together at SPECTRUM to discuss what it is like to be LGBTQ+ across the world.   We meet on the second Thursdays of the month.

Visit us at http://ourspectrum.com/rainbow-multicultural-connect/

This social drop-in event is a great opportunity to meet other people, to talk about whatever you currently have on your mind, and to make new friends! Come and hang out with us in a casual, relaxing atmosphere where you can just be yourself! This event is ideal for you if you just want to socialize in an LGBTQ-friendly setting.

We typically talk about anything that comes to mind, from TV shows to languages to fairy tales to technology to music – and occasionally LGBTQ issues. We also have cookies and other (sometimes healthier) snacks to share. Feel free to drop in at any time between 2-5 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Visit us on Facebook.

AIDS Awareness Drop-In. 5-8 PM. Colin Boucher, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Coordinator for the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA) will be at SPECTRUM 5-8 PM on the 4th Thursday of every month to answer any questions you may have about safer sex, hooking up, coming out, HIV, STIs, testing information, and more! Stop by if you also need any free condoms, lube, or dental dams.

Generally the 4th Thursday of the month.

For more information, please visit www.acckwa.com

SPECTRUM has established a set of monthly Outings on the 3rd Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM to the Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge on the corner of King and Erb in Uptown Waterloo. We begin these regular outings on January 21, and meet again on February 18, March 18, April 15, and so on.

Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPECTRUMOutings/

We see things differently as we age. Priorities shift. Social circles change.

Please join us for a social and discussion group for older LGBTQ-identified adults.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month, 7-9 PM at SPECTRUM (283 Duke St W, Unit 210, Kitchener).

For more information, visit us at: http://ourspectrum.com/older-adults-group/

We also advertise our meetings on the Facebook Group: Aging with Pride in Grand River Country

SRC is SPECTRUM’s re-vamped reading circle. We meet at SPECTRUM on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7 – 8:30 PM. We read short stories and articles aloud, on the spot, so no prep is required. Participants are, however, encouraged to bring readings. Personal reflections on the material are encouraged. We often spend longer discussing the literature than listening or reading.

Join the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingCircle.SPECTRUM

ALL ARE INVITED to be a part of creating a safe, supportive and normalizing environment on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month and on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from 7-9 PM at SPECTRUM. Our meeting dates and locations are listed at the Clearinghouse for Rainbow Events.

This group is a resource for anyone that identifies within the trans/gender variant umbrella, including but not limited to: transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, two spirit, bigender, transman, transwoman, neutrois, questioning and beyond.

This group is organized by SPECTRUM’s Transgender Services Committee.

Contact our Transgender Services Committee at trans@ourspectrum.com

NOTE: The Transgender Services Committee also maintains a listing of  Gender-Neutral Washrooms in Waterloo Region.


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: 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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