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+ events
  • harm reduction and sexual health ordering and delivery
  • naloxone training and distribution for individuals and community groups
  • educational workshops for community groups and service providers
  • street outreach for underhoused folks in Parkdale, Etobicoke and West Toronto

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

For any other harm reduction questions contact:

Claud (she/her)
Harm Reduction Coordinator
[email protected]
(647) 883-1135 (text or whatsapp)

We currently have a waitlist for case management and counseling services

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:

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

Starting Thursday September 29, 2022 we will resume our community dinners 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 4:00 – 6:00pm. TTC tokens will be provided.

At the community space, folks:

  • enjoy a sit-down dinner or take a meal to go
  • 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

Dates for 2022

  • September 29, 2022 – Community Dinner + Social Space

  • October 13, 2022 – Community Dinner + NADA Acudetox

  • October 27, 2022 – Community Dinner + Halloween

  • November 10, 2022 – Community Dinner + Workshop

  • November 24, 2022 – Community Dinner + Guests: Transforming Style

  • December 8, 2022 – Community Dinner + Workshop

  • December 22, 2022 – Holiday Gathering + Aging Out Graduation

For more information on groups, contact:

Liz (they/them)
Client Support Worker
[email protected]

We are currently wrapping up a group and will resume intakes for level 1 and level 2 (new) in January 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

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

For questions on partnerships and collaborations, contact:

Madison (she/they)
Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(437) 580-0257 (text/call/whatsapp)
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For everything else, send us an email at:
[email protected]

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