The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).
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).