I Belong Project for LGBTQ Newcomers

Agency: MOSAIC

Program Description:

To best serve LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) immigrant newcomers, I Belong aims to support LGBTQ immigrant newcomers by seeking to address the intersectionality between sexuality, gender, race, cultural diversity, class, criminalization and colonialism.

One-to-One Community Connections

Newcomer participants will be matched with a volunteer mentor who is established and integrated in Metro Vancouver. Together, mentor and mentee can attend group activities or meet up on their own time to chat, practice English, explore the community, etc. If interested, contact Karen at ibelong@mosaicbc.com for more information.

Peer Support Group

Support gatherings with LGBTQ immigrant newcomers will help participants begin to address some of their unique settlement and integration challenges. Open dialogue and arts/cultural engagement will create welcoming, inclusive and creative spaces in which people can connect with each other and express themselves freely. These Support Group sessions will be supported by MOSAIC settlement staff and facilitated by LGBTQ Volunteer Champions.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) immigrants and refugees

Registration Information

Contact ibelong@mosaicbc.com for more information.

Start Dates / Duration

Onging; the group meets Wednesday evenings in Burnaby.

Program Fee: FREE

Contact Information

Contact: Darae Lee

Phone: (604) 438-8214

Fax: (604) 636-4743

Email:  dlee@mosaicbc.com or ibelong@mosaicbc.com

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MOSAIC Burnaby Centre for Immigrants
5902 Kingsway
Burnaby, V5J 1H2