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Who is eligible to receive counselling services?

Counselling at ACT is available to cis and trans gay, bi, queer guys, as well as anyone who is living with HIV, has a friend, family member or partner living with HIV, or is concerned about their risk of HIV. We work with individuals, couples, and families. All counselling services are free of charge. 

  • Having OHIP is not required. Refugees, visitors to Canada, and international students are welcome! 
  • Counselling can remain anonymous. 
How do I get counselling?

During HIV Testing Hours: Wednesdays 4-8 pm

Upon arrival, you can ask the intake coordinator to see a counsellor. You can also ask the HIV tester to see a counsellor after you receive your HIV test results. You can see a counsellor regardless of your test results and discuss anything you’d like.

Looking for on-going counselling? Busy on Wednesdays?
ACT has more counselling options ...

Drop In

ACT has a “counsellor-on-call” to deal with immediate mental health concerns. Ask to speak with the counsellor-on-call and they will see you that day, usually within 45 minutes. Please call ahead for on-call hours for the day.

For more information, call (416) 340 – 2437 or email

Make an Appointment

ACT offers scheduled one-to-one counselling sessions. Our counsellors are experienced in issues facing cis and trans gay, bi, queer guys. You can make an appointment by calling ACT and saying you’d like to see a counsellor. ACT counsellors can meet you at our offices, or in other locations (like a coffee shop).

For more information, call (416) 340 – 2437 or email

In the community

ACT offers counselling four days a week at Maple Leaf Medical Clinic and two days a week at Church Wellesley Health Centre. You can access this free service if your doctor is at either Maple Leaf Medical Clinic or Church Wellesley Health Centre by asking for a referral to the ACT community counsellor. ACT also offers counselling at bathhouses on a drop-in basis.

For more information, call 416-340-8484 ext. 274 or email


At different times during the year, ACT offers a variety of support groups for cis and trans gay, bi, queer guys.

For more information, call (416) 340 – 2437 or email

Referral Services

Information is available at ACT to help you locate counsellors, learn about different therapies, and link you with other services in Toronto.

Visit us in person, online, or email us at

Meet Your Community Counsellors



  • Pronouns: He, him
  • Languages: English
  • Identities: queer, cis, white
    • Why do I do what I do: My work is about seeing and hearing a most remarkable side of Toronto’s queer community. With my clients, we get to discover how resourceful and full of skills and talents they are. I love discovering with each of my clients their awareness of how uniquely amazing they are.”
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  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Languages: English
  • Identities: Gay, Cis, Male, Social Worker, Dog owner? Gamer?
  • Why do I do what I do: I hope to destigmatize mental and sexual health and celebrate the strength and resilience we all have.


  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, some Spanish
  • Identities: I’m a cis gay Latino that loves to work with the LGBTQ2+ community fostering empathy and inclusion.
  • Why do I do what I do: I’m a great listener and I love helping folks work on their self-awareness, growth, find their inner strengths, and develop skills to cope with life’s stressors. I’ve been counselling for almost 10 years now in both Brazil and Canada.
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