Pride Centre: Services

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Services

Drop-in Centre

Our drop-in centre at UCU 215C features several activities for all visitors. Our centre is open to everyone, 2SLGBTQ+ and non-2SLGBTQ+.

NOTE: The Drop-in Centre will be temporarily closed at this moment for the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Quiet Room

Need somewhere to study or decompress? We offer a low stimulation, low noise, quiet room attached to the drop-in centre that can be used at any time during our regular hours of operation. This space can also be used as a gender-neutral changing space for our “The Closet” program or as a private breastfeeding area.

NOTE: The Quiet Room will be temporarily closed at this moment for the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 precautions.

Queer Library

We offer a wide variety of 2SLGBTQ+ books and videos for all uOttawa students. Check out our catalog online at https://uopridecentre.librarika.com/ Have a book you’d like us to stock? Let us know! Have books you’d like to donate? Drop them off during our regular hours of operation or through our book slot at the entrance of our drop-in centre during non-regular business hours.

NOTE: Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the Queer Library will be temporarily unavailable. Interested in checking books out? Contact us at pride-coord@seuo-uosu.com to register for free

“The Closet”

We offer a variety of free, sustainable, second-hand, gender-diverse clothing for all students. Check our regularly rotating rack outside of the drop-in centre or come inside and look at more options. See something you like and want to try it on? We offer a private gender-neutral space to try on clothing at your leisure. Service is supported by The University of Ottawa Free Store along with student donations. Have clothing you’d like to donate? Drop it off at any time during our regular hours of operation!

NOTE: Due to precautions around COVID-19, “The Closet” will be temporarily closed for the Fall 2020 semester. We are unable to accept donations at this time.

24/7 Discord Chat

Want to connect with the community? We have an active Discord Server open to everyone! Talk with fellow 2SLGBTQ+ students at uOttawa and keep up to date on events both with The Pride Centre and in the greater Ottawa community.

Safer Sex Supplies

We offer a variety of free safer sex supplies such as latex and non-latex condoms of various sizes, internal condoms, lube, and dental dams. Pick them up inside the drop-in centre or outside our door in our Safer Sex Supplies Box. Looking for a specific product? Let staff know and we will do our best to assist.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all safer sex supplies will be available at the UOSU main offices located on the first floor of the UCU.

Active Listening

We offer all students private and confidential active listening sessions in all topics. Our staff are trained in active listening to best address and assist in all subjects from relationships, academics, transitioning, and more. Drop in at any time during our regular hours of operation!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all active listening sessions will be taking place virtually until further notice. You can schedule a time by emailing pride-coord@seuo-uosu.com

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering with us? We offer a variety of volunteer placements each semester through the Community Engagement Navigator. We offer EV (Extracurricular Volunteering) hours and/or CSL (Community Service Learning) hours for course-specific volunteering.