The Drop-In Centre (DIC) is the face of LGBTOUT and is a unique feature at the University of Toronto. Located on the St. George campus at 73 St. George Street (under the Sir Daniel Wilson archway), the Drop-In Centre is open to all U of T students, past and present. The DIC operates under an anti-oppression framework and aims to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for all students, no matter how they identify.
We offer peer (non-professional) support to students in crisis or simply in need of friendly, informative, non-judgmental, and sex-positive support. It also exists as an avenue for education. Our aim is not only to inform our communities, but to make an impression upon the public at large and connect with other marginalized groups. We have resources and can provide a dizzying selection of (free) condoms and other supplies to students as required. We facilitate training workshops for our volunteers and special events.
The Drop-In Centre will be open during both the Fall and Winter semesters, throughout the day (10 AM – 6 PM). It is staffed by volunteers who commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week. The DIC is a great place for learning and serves as a safe place that fosters personal growth. There is the opportunity to meet some great people and participate in activities that will enrich your worldview as well as help others.
We are no longer accepting Drop-In Centre volunteer applications for the 2017 winter/spring semester. Check back in September, 2017! 🙂