About our 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomer Program

Speqtrum now offers services for 2S-LGBTQIA+ youth who are new to canada! This is hamilton's very first program service 2S-LGBTQIA+ Newcomers. We provide this support to newcomers in partnership with the YWCA's Join Program for newcomers. 

...for all to feel safe, included, and supported

How we support 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomers



  • Support with integration informed by applying social justice principles.

  • Facilitate building relationships between 2S-LGBTQIA+ newcomers and community members with social capital.

  • Building community spaces and events that connect newcomers to each other and broader intersecting communities.




  • Resources and basic support navigating services such as healthcare, employment, social assistance and housing as a 2SLGBTQIA+ person.

  • Weekly Check-ins within our Check-in program.

  • Identifying safe(r) spaces and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers' needs.

  • Building skills, confidence and knowledge that assist newcomers in self-advocacy.

To learn more about 2S-LGBTQIA+ Newcomer Support Program please visit our partner's website by clicking here. 

ALL 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomer youth can sign up for any of our general programs, which are open to all 2S-LGBTQIA+ youth. If you are a newcomer looking to access our programs please email newcomer@speqtrum.ca or call 289-439-6154 to book an appointment!




YWCA Hamilton

75 MacNab Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1

Please see our calendar for programming location


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