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PSI News

Positive Spaces Initiative Webinar Series

As part of a series of new offerings this year, we are excited to present two new webinar series. One will be geared for Frontline workers, while the other will be geared for Managers, Board Members, and Executive Directors.

Fostering Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Executive Directors and Managers

Webinar 1: LGBTQ: The Basics you need to know for Executive Director's and Managers
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jeremy Dias

Endangered Identities in Grenada: A conversation with LGBTI activist Nigel Mathlin

Grenadians recently voted against a constitutional amendment to enshrine gender equality. Come and hear the effect this and other developments have on LGBTI human rights on the island and find out how Canadian residents can most effectively provide support.

The Solidarity Alliance is holding a training with OCASI on Feb 9th!

The Solidarity Alliance is holding a training with OCASI on Feb 9th! The focus is reducing barriers for LGBTQ+ newcomers, and an introduction to the Positive Space Initiative. There's also time for Q&A and networking!

Feb 9th at KPL from 4:30-7:30 and registration is FREE! Please share

Call for volunteers: Positive Space Champions

The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI), a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), is on a search to identify regional Champions! A Champion is a person who is actively engaged in their community, working for the inclusion and human rights of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, pansexual, genderqueer, etc.) immigrants and refugees. This volunteer position recognizes the work that you are already doing in your community, gives you an opportunity to build your skills, contacts, and experience, and connects you with other people doing similar work around the province. Champions start conversations in their communities through outreach, referrals, building networks, and events.

Feature Agency of the Week: North Bay & District Multicultural Centre

For this week, we are featuring a settlement organization up north - the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre (NBDMC). In partnership with local LGBTQ initiatives, NBDMC showcases a commitment to creating awareness on LGBTQ issues and promoting positive spaces spaces in the North Bay and area. That's why we chose to feature them this week!

OFFRE D’EMPLOI: Coordonnateur/trice bilingue, Projets Spéciaux / JOB POSTING: Bilingual Coordinator, Special Projects

Le coordonnateur bilingue, Projets spéciaux sera responsable d’organiser des ateliers de formation et des séances d'orientation sur les LGBTQ+ en français et en anglais et de co-animer des séminaires en anglais. En outre, le coordonnateur mettra en œuvre une stratégie de sensibilisation et de promotion pour renforcer les relations avec et entre les organisations qui desservent les immigrants francophones et les réfugiés LGBTQ+ dans toute la province- y compris les organismes d'établissement et les groupes de LGBTQ +, de jeunes et de femmes- et pour soutenir le développement de réseaux régionaux qui favorisent le dialogue au niveau régional ce qui permet de créer activement des espaces positifs.

Feature Agency of the Week: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

We mentioned on our last blog entry that we are going to start featuring agencies and organizations that showcase a commitment to being an inclusive, welcoming, safe and positive space. For this week, we are featuring Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services!