Sexual Health Wellbeing and Drug Use Harm Reduction for All Islanders

PEERS Alliance supports those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C and all sexually transmitted infections in PEI by offering a variety of programs and services targeted diverse communities.

Our center serves people of all genders and sexual orientations. We support those who use drugs in developing strategies to reduce the risk of negative health outcomes. Our programming strives to address the underlying issues affecting the health and welfare of our communities by countering stigma and creating environments where all are welcome.
PEI Queer Youth Collective
The PEI Queer Youth Collective is a project of PEERS Alliance. We offer the only community-based youth group specifically for 2SLGBTQ+ youth (under 18) and their allies. The PEI Queer Youth Collective meets in Charlottetown, Summerside & Tignish! The group runs yearly, from September - June. 

Charlottetown group meets on the SECOND and LAST Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at Murphy Community Centre 
Summerside group meets on the FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the Summerside Youth Engagement Centre 
Tignish group meets on the THIRD MONDAY of each month from 6-8pm at the Tignish Employment Resource Centre 

There is no cost to participate and new members are welcome to join at any time! Meetings include introductions, icebreakers, games, craft activities, and facilitated discussions. Light refreshments are provided. 

Note: For weather related cancelations, we follow the public school system. If schools are cancelled, so is group!
Roots & Shoots: A Supportive Space for Parents, Caregivers, and their Gender Creative Children
PEERS Alliance and Sierra Club PEI Wild Child are providing a safer & fun space for parents, caregivers, and their gender creative children! Meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month, youth (Shoots) between age 5-13 years will join Wild Child staff as they explore their identities alongside the vast diversity in nature, while their parents & caregivers (Roots) join PEERS staff to unlearn myths surrounding gender identity and foster a local support network amongst themselves. 

We will meet at Stratford Elementary (50 Glen Stewart Dr). Sessions will take place from 6-8pm every 4th Thursday of the month. 

Roots & Shoots is a program based on the two most important parts of a plant. The Roots are responsible for nurturing and supporting the growth of Shoots, so that they may blossom to their fullest potential. Just as with plants, we know that gender creative children flourish in environments where they are supported, rather than stifled. 

Join us today! Extended family members & cisgender siblings welcome, pending availability. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: The Roots (parent/caregiver) portion of this program will operate as a drop-in, no matter what age your child is! However, if you have a trans or gender creative child 13 or under who wants to participate in the Shoots portion of the program, please fill out this form

For more information contact Rory at youthpc@peersalliance.ca

Support to those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C, and all sexually transmitted infections.

Information and Resources
  • about sexual health
  • for those who use drugs
  • for those who provide service about harm reduction and sexual health
Community Building and Empowerment
  • PEI's Queer Youth Collective
  • 2SLGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In
  • Roots & Shoots
  • Linking Together 2.0 Project
  • Totally OUTright
  • Community Events
Education & Knowledge Exchange
  • Safer spaces
  • HIV
  • Hep C
  • Safer sex
  • Harm Reduction
  • 2SLGBTQ+ Awareness
Previously AIDS PEI, PEERS Alliance is located at
161 St. Peters Road in the Sherwood Business Centre.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday
From 10:00am to 4:00pm