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New to Canada Upcoming Events

Weekly Events

Our weekly events are every Wednesday at 5:00 pm. Events will be offered in a range of languages and language supports.

What we will do:

  • Build a community where 2S-LGBTQIA+ newcomer youth can meet and support one another

  • Have fun at social events like games, crafts, and arts nights

  • Exchange key settlement and integration information in a safe(r) space through an Anti-Oppressive lens

  • Learn and practice key skills that allow you to navigate systems, access resources and advocate for yourself and others​​


If you would like to suggest an activity or topic for a session, or if you'd like to co-plan a session with us, contact us.

Community Kitchens

Our monthly Intergeneration Kitchens (Mother Tongue) are a space to connect within and across communities! These social events are a chance to connect with other 2S-LGBTQIA+ newcomers, 2S-LGBTQIA+ elders, racialized 2S-LGBTQIA+ youth in the community, as well as allies from different cultural and linguistic groups. Mother Tongue will be offered in many different languages, with language supports/interpretation provided when requested. 


Join us to:

  • Share and exchange cooking skills, stories, and laughs

  • Build community and expand your network

  • Speak your mother tongue in a safe, affirming space

  • Learn to facilitate group sessions

  • Receive an ingredients kit before each event


Want to lead a Mother Tongue session? Contact us

We also offer weekly one on one chats for 2S-LGBTQIA+ newcomer youth, where folks can chat with our 2S-LGBTQIA+ Newcomer Youth Support Worker about challenges, hopes, dreams, or whatever they are experiencing at the time. Contact us to sign up!

All 2S-LGBTQIA+ newcomer youth can also sign up for any speqtrum 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!

Please note that these events will not always be offered in English, but an interpreter can be provided if one is required.