LGBTQ+ newcomers face many unique challenges upon arriving to Canada and settling into their new life. They may face discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, which is made even more challenging by the loss of key support networks like social, family and cultural ties.
They may also face stigma from within their own cultural community or even have trouble fitting in with the existing LGBTQ+ communities in Canada due to language or other barriers.
Does this sound like you? DIVERSEcity is here to help guide your settlement journey with free one-on-one support services or peer group support for LGBTQ+ newcomers.
Get free personalized support as an LGBTQ+ newcomer! You’ll get help navigating the complex process of settling into your new community, and learn about available resources and services in the Lower Mainland.
This service is available for LGBTQ+ permanent residents, protected refugees or sponsored immigrants.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 604-306-6316.
DIVERSEcity’s Together Now program offers a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ immigrants and refugees (regardless of immigration status) to:
The group meets bi-weekly on Mondays, 5–6 pm virtually over Zoom until it’s safe to return to in-person meetings.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-306-6316.