The mission of Windsor-Essex Transgender and Allied Support is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of transgender, gender queer, two spirit, gender non-binary, sexual diverse and gender and sexual questioning communities and their families, by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
The Bridge is a volunteer grassroots committee that works to identify and address inequities that are experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit + (LGBTQ2S+) communities with Brantford and Brant County. We work to promote acceptance and inclusion, primarily through our Safer Spaces trainings, and access to accurate information including up-to-date lists of LGBTQ2S+ friendly spaces and programs, resources and organizations that support diverse sexual and gender identified communities
School’sOUT! has a whole new look! Thanks to grants though Canada Summer Jobs, we have 3 summer employees working with us this summer. Windsor Pride Community will be hosting a series of educational and fun workshops offered to 2SLGBTQIA youth groups and 2SLBGTQIA-friendly groups (participants aged 13-25) in the Windsor and Essex-County areas to help empower & support youth. The focus is on improving knowledge and skills in…
Advocacy // amplify your voice, target a specific audience for your cause, being a good ally, public speaking tips, and using inclusive language
Community Building // the importance of networking, accessibility, building a successful movement, dealing with burn out, and resources
Digital Collaboration // using social media outreach, hashtags, gaining media recognition, and graphic design basics
… and so much more. We welcome requested topics and focused training.
PSI is intended to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative consists of several overlapping components, including a robust Advisory Committee, a diverse Champion program, a living and ever-changing in-person and online curriculum, as well as an active community-grounded approach to create sustainable structures.
The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.
The Positive Spaces Initiative is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the immigrant- and refugee-serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. The initiative is grounded in the understanding that LGBTQIA+ newcomers are often a part of multiple communities, and seek welcoming service regardless of age, race, cultural community, faith or religion, disability, gender, status, etc. The strength of Positive Spaces is in creating an environment which strives to understand the overlapping and intersecting nature of our communities.
Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, etc. (LGBTQIA+) immigrants, refugees, and newcomers are able to access culturally inclusive services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Everyone can work to create Positive Spaces by challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, monosexism, and cissexism.
ASAAP is committed to providing culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services for people from South Asian and other related communities who are living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions.
Our programs and services are delivered in culturally appropriate ways while simultaneously challenging the discomfort many have in talking about sexuality and sexual health. We acknowledge the many social determinants of health and our work often overlaps with issues of racism, gender equity, housing, violence, mental health and employment. We are always learning, growing and building stronger partnerships with organizations and people.
We also have 3 closed programs that are for specific South Asian Races:
Dosti is a social and support group for South Asian men who like men. For more info, contact Robbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-599-2727 ex 226.
Snehithan is a social and support group for Tamil men who like men. For more info, contact Rohith at email@example.com or 416-599-2727 ex 227.
Lassi is a social and support group for young (16-29) South Asian guys who like guys. For more info, contact Rohith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-599-2727 ex 229.
ALL PROGRAMS OFFER:
•Workshops on HIV/AIDS, Healthy Relationships, Anti-Homophobia and Gender Equity
•Health Forums for Communities and Service Providers
•Multilingual Sexual Health Resources
•Referrals to HIV Testing Services (Confidential and Anonymous)
•Outreach at Community Spaces
•Peer Support Groups & Resources for Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer & Questioning Men
•Free Condoms and Lube
Practical and emotional support and advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS including counselling and support groups for women, men and youth, vitamins and supplementary drugs, drop-in, clothing exchange, emergency child care, interpretation and translation, community kitchen * prevention, education and outreach -- culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS workshops, events and activities in various languages for individuals, community groups and service providers, including ProjectM for Muslim girls and women 14-29 years * literature in 8 languages
Join us every Thursday for a drop in 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Board Games, Art, Video Games, Couches, Button Making, Connect with Peers.
Free Food, TTC Tokens Provided
or Friday from 4-7pm
Workshops on writing, performing, film making, spoken word and fine arts. Free food, TTC Token Provided.
A set of support services for, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTTIQQ2S+) people in Peel Region. Our services aim to promote healthy, safe, and proud LGBTTIQQ2S+ communities by providing support and resources, reducing social exclusion and improving access to health and social services.
Our services include:
•support and social drop-ins
•One-to-one support and referral sessions
•Confidential phone, email and facebook contact
•Primary health care that strives to be inclusive to trans and gender diverse people
•Advocacy around trans and gender diverse issues
•Referral to trans and gender diverse positive services including counseling
•Consultations with service provider allies and families of trans and gender diverse folks
•Collaboration with community organizations on joint initiatives including education and trainings