I Belong – LGBTQIA2+ Community Resources
I Belong supports LGBTQIA2+ (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 LGBTQIA2+ immigrants. LGBTQIA2+ 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 LGBTQIA2+ newcomers and to provide support by raising awareness and offering support groups.
Group and one-on-one services are delivered in English. Additional language support is available upon request.
The I Belong program offers a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA2+ 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.
To register for any of our I Belong programs, please email or call Kiana Reyes 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 is made possible through the funding of the Foundation of Hope and in-kind support by MOSAIC.