Provide a “Safe Space” and support for LGBTQ+ youth in the Rexdale/Jamestown community where they are free to explore the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity in various, self-guided ways.
To support local schools, agencies and residents through raising awareness, educating, networking and sharing of resources.
This is accomplished through two peer youth programs, one focusing on self- expression and exploration and the second focusing on affecting social change in the community. In addition to those programs we have also begun to engage the community organizations, schools and residents through our Local Support Network as well as advising on Policies, Intake Procedures, Safe-Space Walkthrough Assessments and Awareness Training.
We think it's about time that Rexdale showed its support. Rexdale is a great neighbourhood with a diverse and rich culture, but sorely lacking in acceptance, support and understanding.
So, if you identify as LGBTQ+ (out of the closet or not) or you an ally and you live, work, or go to school in Rexdale (or even know someone), please show your support. If you are in need of support and resources please get in touch with us.
We are currently planning to create support programs for the LGBTQ+ community in Rexdale starting with the youth. If you would like to help out, or you have some ideas, or you feel you would be a good connection, again please contact us.