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PSI News

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

The Positive Spaces Initiative and everyone here at OCASI wishes everyone a happy holiday season! We hope that 2013 will be an amazing, wonderful, successful and fabulous year to each and everyone of you! We will be uploading a "PSI 2012 Report" in a few days! Watch out for it. :)

Call Out for Performers & Event Volunteers

We’re looking for community members to help us with organizing and/or performing in our Diverse Residents One Community event. This event will take place on Friday, June 19th 2015 and will be a kickoff to this year’s Pride celebration under the theme “Come out and play”. Through this event, we intend to raise awareness among the general population of the plight of LGBTQ Refugees and the multiple barriers they face. More importantly, we want to afford members of these communities with a venue to display their talents. This will be achieved through a day of musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, cultural displays and speeches by community leaders. 

Happy Pride Month!

First of all, thank you so much to everybody that attended Identity, Migration & Policies: Journeys of LGBTQ+ Newcomers. The event was a success! We had really good feedback based on the evaluation forms that people filled out after the event. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk about LGBTQ+ newcomer issues and to network with other service providers across Toronto. Many people said that these kinds of forums and events are necessary because LGBTQ+ newcomers are very much under represented and not talked about enough in the mainstream LGBTQ discussions. So thank you everyone for coming!

Next Tuesday, January 22! Creating Awareness and Building Capacity: Working with LGBTQ+ Newcomers

With the growth in popularity of the "#CdnImm" hashtag on Twitter, a community has coalesced online to share and discuss timely and relevant topics and information about Canadian immigration. Informal events have been taking place regularly to help form this community of online collaborators, promote connections, encourage further sharing of information, and expand the community of collaborators.  The idea is to broaden important discussions happening in the sector as well as increase and strengthen bonds between collaborators to improve our understanding of the sector and improve services.  The events feature presentations from collaborators in the sector followed by discussion and further information-sharing from attendees.Topic: Creating Awareness and Building Capacity: Working with LGBTQ+ Newcomers

Hamilton LGBTQ+ Symposium June 20-21, 2015

Are you frustrated with the lack of social services, and community space?Has it been difficult to connect with services you need? Are you a service provider who wants to better serve your clients? Space Between is a community-based organization of social service providers and community-members committed to the development of services for LGBTQ+ people in Hamilton. The LGBTQ+ Symposium of Hamilton, held in commemoration of Pride Week, is your opportunity to:- BUILD COMMUNITY: Join community-based discussions on issues which affect you. Bring your family to the Queer Family Space, hosted by Social Inc., Mohawk College

Offre d'emploi - Consultant(e) coordinateur(trice) / Assistant(e) de recherche

FrancoQueer (FQ), la seule association francophone qui regroupe et représente la communauté LGBTQI* et leur allié.es, qui leur offre des activités, des services et des programmes adaptés, ainsi que des moyens de célébrer leur diversité en français à Toronto, sollicite la candidature de toute personne intéressée à combler ce poste pour une :