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LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services

LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services

Are you an LGBTQ+ newcomer? DIVERSEcity is here for you with one-on-one and group support

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.

LGBTQ+ Newcomer One-on-One Support Services

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 risereferrals@dcrs.ca or call 604-306-6316.



Together Now —  a free peer support group for LGBTQ+ newcomers of any immigration status

DIVERSEcity’s Together Now program offers a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ immigrants and refugees (regardless of immigration status) to:

  • Meet new people
  • Learn about resources and information
  • Access counselling services
  • Share experiences and be part of an inclusive community

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 togethernow@dcrs.ca or call 604-306-6316.