Friends of Ruby was founded by Egale Canada in 2014 to meet the needs of LGBTQI2S youth and became an independent charity in 2019.
We support the progressive well-being of LGBTQI2S youth through partnerships, housing and social services informed by lived experience.
Our youth are unique, so our solutions need to be unique as well. To meet the needs of youth at all spectrums of wellness and at all stages of life, we focus on both comprehensive and progressive well-being.
We follow states of the art approaches to support youth through trauma-informed; anti-oppressive/anti-racist; strength based; youth-centric; harm reduction and sex-positive view.