Grenadians recently voted against a constitutional amendment to enshrine gender equality. Come and hear the effect this and other developments have on LGBTI human rights on the island and find out how Canadian residents can most effectively provide support.
The Solidarity Alliance is holding a training with OCASI on Feb 9th! The focus is reducing barriers for LGBTQ+ newcomers, and an introduction to the Positive Space Initiative. There's also time for Q&A and networking!
Feb 9th at KPL from 4:30-7:30 and registration is FREE! Please share
The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI), a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), is on a search to identify regional Champions! A Champion is a person who is actively engaged in their community, working for the inclusion and human rights of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, pansexual, genderqueer, etc.) immigrants and refugees. This volunteer position recognizes the work that you are already doing in your community, gives you an opportunity to build your skills, contacts, and experience, and connects you with other people doing similar work around the province. Champions start conversations in their communities through outreach, referrals, building networks, and events.
We are so excited and proud to be part of Testimony: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth - an exhibition of LGBTQ youth stories and experiences from all around the world. Testimony is part of the All Out Arts 10th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival.
The Positive Space Assessment Tool was designed by OCASI in 2013-2014 to benchmark organizational standards for serving LGBTQ+ newcomers. Designed for use by immigrant- and refugee-serving agencies in Ontario, the Tool can be used by organizations to:
Don't forget to check out this panel this week. OCASI is one of the Envisioning community partners!
We are now meeting at 2:30pm at the corner of Isabella and Jarvis, NOT at 12pm. Thank you!!!
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