Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR) is an international, not-for-profit, queer human rights organization based in Toronto. IRQR provides support and counseling to Iranian queers worldwide.
CultureLink provides settlement services for newcomers in Toronto, including employment services, language training, support with housing and finances, Roma settlement services, mentorship, programs for youth and seniors, and arts and recreation programming.
Queer Arts Network (QAN) is a group for LGBTQ newcomer youth, their friends and allies. Express yourself through art, poetry, music, the spoken word, or other forms of art / multi-media.
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSPT) is a program designed to support Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs). The objective of the RSTP is to provide resources and services in order to address the ongoing information and training needs of SAHs and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five, and Community Groups. Resources include the Sponsoring Group Handbook and Information for Privately Sponsored Refugees.
Toronto Welcome Coalition is a group of community organizations and immigration and refugee lawyers who assist LGBTQ immigrants, newcomers and refugees and those living with HIV.
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Among Friends is a weekly program for LGBTQ Refugee Claimants. Among Friends is a great way to meet friends, build community networks, and access information to help you with your settlement in Canada. Among Friends includes weekly presentations and information sessions on different topics such as immigration / refugee law, employment / finding a job, and accessing medical / healthcare. Among Friends is hosted by the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto.
Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) works to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto's Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Services include HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, education, support groups, counselling, advocacy, skill-building workshops, practical assistance, youth programs, anti-homophobia initiatives, and newcomer settlement services (including LGBT settlement services).
Centretown Community Health Centre offers a wide range of programs and services for the GLBTQ community in Ottawa, including sexual health clinic, mental health and counselling, trans health services, social support groups, and programs for youth and seniors.
North Bay and District Multicultural Centre (NBDMC) provides information and referral services for all aspects of immigrant support in the North Bay region, including employment services, housing support, Community Connections, interpretation and translation services, c