What is HQ
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Who is HQ?

HQ is a collaboration of diverse agencies committed to the health of cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people. We’re also partnering with hospital and primary health care partners in Toronto to provide innovative and holistic health services.

Person-centered care @ HQ

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Mental health

Cis guys into guys and trans and non-binary people people experience higher rates of mental health issues and substance use challenges; childhood trauma, stigma, homophobia, and social isolation often create barriers for us. By caring for our mental health, HQ will improve outcomes for the whole community.

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Sexual health

HQ  offers innovative STI testing, express HIV testing and treatment, as well as private facilities for STI self-swabbing.

 

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Social health

As a community hub, HQ offers group rooms that will allow cis guys into guys and trans people into guys to see HQ as home. A community space for poetry and book clubs, art events and coffee nights.

Community- A place where people come together

HQ will be a community gathering space that hosts social events. We’ll create a space where cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people support one another and enhance their well-being. We will strengthen community, foster a sense of belonging, reduce social isolation and loneliness, and make a particular effort to reach people who are vulnerable or marginalized.

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Inclusivity- HQ means inclusion

HQ believes in the power of diversity and inclusivity. We will actively engage cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people as staff, peers and volunteers and encourage them to use their lived experience to shape our services. We will provide a welcoming, accepting space, free of judgement and discrimination, where we see ourselves and our cultures reflected in the people planning, delivering and receiving hub services.

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Compassion- A space for cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people

HQ will approach its work with empathy, respect and compassion. We’ll create a welcoming space that supports cis guys into guys and trans people into guys in their unique journeys. Ours is an affirming, sex-positive, shame-free, bullying-free space we are free to celebrate our identities with pride and confidence.

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Strength-based- Stronger together

We acknowledge the strengths and lived realities of cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people, and we will tailor our services to each person’s unique needs and experiences. Our health services are affirming, evidence-based, strengths-based and trauma-informed. We listen and we learn. We strive to use the best available knowledge and experience to help cis guys into guys and trans people into guys build resilience and reduce harm.

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Accessing HQ

790 Bay Street

HQ Toronto is centrally located in downtown Toronto, steps from Bay, College, and Queen’s Park stations. Occupying 10,000 sq. ft. on the 8th floor of 790 Bay with capacity for future growth, HQ will be a welcoming, sex-positive, shame-free, stigma-free and bully-free space where cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people will receive integrated, person-centred services regardless of HIV status.

 

Hours of Operations

We provide walk-in services during the following times:

Monday: 12PM - 8PM

Tuesday: 12PM - 8PM

Wednesday: 12PM - 8PM

Thursday: 12PM - 8PM

Friday: 12PM - 6PM

Closed on weekends

 

Please note we stop taking new patients half an hour prior to closing! (Monday-Thursday: 7:30PM and Friday: 5:30PM)

 

We will be closed all statutory holidays.

 

790 Bay Street, Suite 820,

P.O. Box 66, Toronto, ON

M6J 0B8

 

Telephone: 416.521.4445

Fax: 416.764.5507

Email: info@hqtoronto.ca

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