I Belong – LGBTQ Community Resources

I Belong supports LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning) immigrant newcomers by facilitating discussions around sexuality, gender, race, culture, and class.

Often faced with being a ‘minority within a minority’, the I Belong program aims to support the unique needs of LGBTQ immigrants. LGBTQ immigrants face barriers ranging from racism, homophobia, transphobia and isolation, to logistical issues such as finding resources and support services, safe housing and employment.

The I Belong program aims to bridge this gap in understanding the unique needs of LGBTQ newcomers and to provide support by raising awareness and offering support groups.

Available languages

Group and one-on-one services are delivered in English. Additional language support is available upon request.

Support groups

The I Belong program offers a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ immigrants, refugees and other newcomers to meet new people, share experiences and explore ways to make positive changes. 

Transportation support is available for all programs.

Contact information

To register for any of our I Belong programs, please email ibelong@mosaicbc.org or call Masashi Yoshida at 604-254-9626. Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

As long as you are happy does it matter who you fall in love with.Anonymous
I belong award

I Belong is made possible through the funding of the Foundation of Hope and in-kind support by MOSAIC.