About Pieces To Pathways

Pieces to Pathways (P2P) is a peer-led initiative offering Canada’s first substance use support program for LGBTQIA2S+ youth ages 16-29. All services are free and delivered by queer and trans staff with their own experiences of substance use and recovery.

We are located on the main floor of Breakaway Community Services at 21 Strickland Avenue in Parkdale in a 2-story unmarked building. There is a front-entrance ramp, push-button door and a single-stall wheelchair accessible washroom. Our additional multi-stall washrooms are gender neutral.

COVID-19: All individuals entering the building for in-person services must wear KN95 masks, which will be provided at the door. Food and beverages are to be consumed in our private backyard; equipped with heaters, covered dining tables.

Use the drop down menu below to learn more about our services

We offer free harm reduction supplies and services, including:

  • harm reduction outreach and tabling at LGBTQ2S+ specific events
  • harm reduction and sexual health order requests and drop-off
  • naloxone training and distribution for individuals and community groups
  • educational workshops for community groups and service providers

If you would like to request any services listed above fill out this form

For any other harm reduction questions contact:
Claudine Tran (she/her)
Harm Reduction Coordinator
[email protected]a

We offer 1-on-1 case management and counseling for individuals at all stages of their drug and alcohol use. All services are delivered by queer and trans staff with their own lived experience of substance use. Our skills and approaches are diverse and unique to each individual. We accept self-referrals and service provider referrals. We not accept referrals for any court-mandated treatment services.

To do an intake for 1-on-1 services, contact:

Rhekia Fahssi (they/them)
Client Support Worker + Intake
[email protected]
(437) 349-0434 (call/text/whatsapp)

Groups are scheduled to resume on March 23, 2023

Our community dinner groups run bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) for queer and trans youth (16-29) with lived experience of substance use. Groups will run every other Thursday at 21 Strickland Avenue in Parkdale between 5:00 – 7:00pm. TTC tokens will be provided.

At the community space, folks may:

  • enjoy a sit-down dinner or take a meal to go
  • freely access clothing, hygiene items and food pantry
  • pick up harm reduction kits and sexual health supplies
  • connect with other queer and trans youth in the space
  • connect with talk-supports from P2P staff
  • engage in facilitated harm reduction workshops
  • or just hang out

The Winter/Spring 2023 group dates:

  • March 23rd, 2023
  • April 6th, 2023
  • April 20th, 2023
  • May 4th, 2023
  • May 18th, 2023
  • June 1st, 2023

For more information on groups, contact:

Reina Grant (they/them)
Community Group Lead

Blueprints Level 2 is currently full and in session from February 21 – May 23, 2023.

Blueprints Level 1 will resume in the Fall / Winter 2023

Blueprints Level 1
is an introductory trauma skills group for queer and/or trans folks (16-29) with lived experience of substance use. This 10-week group draws from the works of Judith Herman and was developed for those who are just beginning to come to terms with the impacts of trauma. We will explore the legacy of trauma and how it affects individuals, relationships and substance use. The goal of the group is for folks to deepen their own understanding of trauma, build new coping skills and develop increased compassion for themselves and others

Blueprints Level 2
will expand on the skills and knowledges learned in Level 1. In this group, we will relate our past experiences of trauma to their living legacies in our current lives. To do this, each participant will develop a trauma-specific goal that can be met within the time-frame of the group. For example, you may want to disclose certain aspects of your trauma with a loved one, or develop new understandings and ways of engaging with a specific trigger. These present-focused goals will allow us to share about our experiences of trauma from a structured and grounded place.

To inquire or register, contact:
Tim McConnell (they/them)
[email protected]
(437) 580-0257 (text/call/whatsapp)

For questions on partnerships and collaborations, contact:

Madison Tooley (she/they)
Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(437) 580-0257 (text/call/whatsapp)
Have more questions?

For everything else, send us an email at:
[email protected]

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