Our dedicated staff will be checking in with you weekly to provide peer support, guidance, and coaching. The staff member who will be checking in with you is a Queer immigrant, who is here to listen to your struggles, stories, dreams, and plans. She will be there to guide you through your integration journey, in finding community, navigating systems, and self-advocating. These sessions will be offered in any language you prefer!
Our weekly events are every Tuesday 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.