Transgender Services Committee

SPECTRUM’s Transgender Services Committee is responsible for ensuring that needed services and programs for transgender individuals are in place in Waterloo Region and functioning well.

See below for information on our Transgender Peer Support Group, other transgender spaces in KW, and how to reach us!

Transgender Peer Support Group

ALL ARE INVITED to be a part of creating this peer-support environment on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month and the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from 7-9 PM at SPECTRUM (Ages 18+).

The Transgender Peer Support Group is an informal, discussion based, drop-in program. This group is a space 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.

Participants are welcome to share space with other transgender folks at all points in their transitions, with binary and non-binary people alike. Everyone is invited to share their thoughts and experiences if they wish, or simply listen and take in the experiences and perspectives of others.

Our meeting dates and locations are listed at the Clearinghouse for Rainbow Events.

TransMasculine Peer Support Group

ALL ARE INVITED to be a part of creating this peer-support environment on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7-9 PM at SPECTRUM (Ages 18+).

The TransMasculine Peer Support Group is an informal, discussion based, drop-in program. This group is a space for anyone that identifies as TransMasculine within the trans/gender variant umbrella.

Participants are welcome to share space with other transmasculine folks at all points in their transitions. Everyone is invited to share their thoughts and experiences if they wish, or simply listen and take in the experiences and perspectives of others.

Our meeting dates and locations are listed at the Clearinghouse for Rainbow Events.

Transgender Non-Binary Peer Support Group

ALL ARE INVITED to be a part of creating this peer-support environment on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 PM at SPECTRUM (Ages 18+).

The Transgender Non-Binary Peer Support Group is an informal, discussion based, drop-in program. This group is a space for anyone that identifies as Transgender Non-Binary within the trans/gender variant umbrella.

Participants are welcome to share space with other transgender non-binary folks at all points in their transitions. Everyone is invited to share their thoughts and experiences if they wish, or simply listen and take in the experiences and perspectives of others.

Our meeting dates and locations are listed at the Clearinghouse for Rainbow Events.

Email Questions

Our Transgender Services Committee is able to answer any questions by email that you might have about transgender-related resources in the region.

If you have a transgender-related question, please contact us at trans@ourspectrum.com

Other Transgender Spaces in KW

Support (for ages 18+):

Another drop-in Peer-Support Group is run out of the Self Help Alliance in Kitchener. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. The Self Help Alliance is at the corner of King st and Frederick, kitty-corner from the Market Square building.

Gender Journeys is a 10-week program run in collaboration between ICCT and KW’s Community Health Centres. It is closed attendance and generally runs on Monday nights. It is most often run out of Lang’s Community Health Centre in Cambridge but is currently in session in Kitchener in partnership with the Downtown Community Health Centre. Email Al at ICCT for more information.

Social:

Comic Sans Waterloo Stand-up comedy sans misogyny, sans rape jokes, sans harm. Formerly Alice’s Big Queer Comedy Show, Comic Sans is a monthly comedy event that showcases the unique voices of queer/BIPOC/marginalized performers. Produced and hosted by Alice Rose. Check their facebook page for more details.

Activist:

The Gender Variant Working Group is a grassroots organization of trans folks working for the greater inclusion of transgender people and advancement of transgender rights in the KW community. They provide training by request to service providers of all stripes on improving organizational and personal treatment and inclusion of trans folks. If you are interested in the Working Group’s training, or joining the working group, they can be reached at wwgender.variant@gmail.com