Open Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00 to 18:00h, the Glendon Women and Trans Centre is a levy organization that actively seeks new ways to support those in need at Glendon, and to break down social constructions of labels. You can find all of the listed services below at D124 in the Hilliard Residence building.
Free Items on Campus
At the Centre, you will stumble across our library (with a loan period of 2 weeks), our cupboard of FREE tea, monthly raffle prize draws, and more!
Cheaper Food Options
As an agency of North York Food Harvest, the Glendon Women and Trans Centre receives monthly shipments from the local food bank. It is intended to be used by the Glendon community (for free!). All we ask is that food bank visitors follow our one bag policy and to take a minute to complete an anonymous online form submission during the visit on our tablet for our supplier's collection of how often our food supply gets used!
Lesser Known Comfy Study/Resting Area
We have the comfiest couches, sofa-bed, sitting mats, and armchair in our safe space!
Free Menstrual/Contraceptive/Post-Contraceptive Items
It's no secret that we have a constant supply of free tampons, pads, Softcups; condoms (rubber, latex, female), dental dams, and lubes at our Centre. But we also have a new addition to our line of services: we also supply free pregnancy tests, at a limit of one per person per two-week period visit, during our coordinators' office hours. Just say that you would like one, and you will receive one. It’s that simple.
Temporary Emergency Housing
For those who are fleeing an abusive situation, or demonstrate a need to use our shelter, we offer a temporary emergency shelter at the Centre. In the event that the request is made after our hours of operation, please contact a Don (of Wood or Hilliard residence) or YorkU Security.
Peer to Peer Support
At the moment, a few of our volunteers are safeTALK trained, but we aim to have most of our staff trained by January (as well as REDI trained). We are inclusive folks who respect you and are here to listen to your problems, suggestions, and how your day has been. You matter and we care!
Our staff is also at your disposal for sex, sexual health, and bodily functions-related questions. Feel free to ask, and if one of us is not sure, we assure you that one of us will have the answer (or the experience) ;).
We will also be providing students with a limited number of TTC tokens on a first-come, first-serve basis within a certain time-frame, once a month. Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to stay posted! @Glendonwtc
Student Community Involvement
After signing our Volunteer contract and outlining your office hours, you are now a volunteer. How lovely! By volunteering at the Centre, you have just set foot in a HUGE students-for-students organization. How can you be 'HUGE' in a campus setting as small as Glendon? By brainstorming new ways to serve as many students as possible in every way possible. Our required safeTALK and REDI training are useful in life outside the Centre as well. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for having such a big heart and a tremendous amount of passion towards your community!
Hours of Operation
So what are you waiting for? Visit us between 9am to 6pm on Mondays and Fridays! And if we don't have what you are looking for, feel free to leave us a message on our facebook page (www.facebook.com/Glendonwtc), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tack a message onto our bulletin board! After all, a higher demand usually leads to a likelier chance of supplies. I can't wait to see all of you make use of these incredible resources!
Come down to one of our events, such as our annual Trans Remembrance Week for which we are pairing with GLGBT. From Mon Nov 14 to Sun Nov 20, we will be hosting several events. We will first start with a flag raising on Monday November 14 from 10am-1pm in the Breezeway, followed by a Late Night Lunik Open Mic on Wednesday, November 16 from 6pm-10pm. There will be a panel of speakers on Thursday, November 17, and a discussion on the past and present of the Trans community on Friday, November 18 in the GWTC from 3-6pm. The rememberence week will be ending with a Vigil on Sunday, Nov 20 from 6:30pm in the breezeway.
You’re also invited to or our monthly Tea Talks, and you'll see how supportive the centre is. I can’t wait to meet you. This is your current GWTC Head Coordinator, and past volunteer of two years, signing off.