March 31, 2022

AMSSA E-Learning Course: LGBTQI2+ Newcomers Critical Issues – An e-learning course for service providers

AMSSA has just released a new e-learning course that will support settlement and integration service providers in delivering services in a sensitive and safe manner for […]
August 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]
July 28, 2021

Gender + Migration Hub

The Gender + Migration Hub aims to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to ensure that migration and other relevant policies are gender-responsive and align […]
July 22, 2021

Burnaby Pride Digital Celebrations

Burnaby Pride is fast approaching and they are going virtual once again! Last year’s pride event was seen digitally by over 2100 people and this year, […]
July 5, 2021

Burnaby Family Life – Workshop Series: Queer + Trans History in Canada and BC

This workshop series is offered in partnership with Burnaby Together and Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table. Part 1 of this workshop series will take you through the […]
March 26, 2021

The Village Pilot Project (VPP): Youth Mentorship, Leadership and Academic Training

Red Fox Healthy Living Society and KUPAA Foundation invite youth in grades 6-12 to join our Village Pilot Project program from March 2021 –  March 2022. […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
November 5, 2020

IRB: Notice on the Establishment of the Gender Related Task Force at the RPD

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gender Related Task Force (GRTF) at the Refugee Protection Division […]
April 22, 2020

Toolkit: LGBTQ2+ Inclusiveness: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the Coalition of […]
October 16, 2018

AMSSA – Webinar: Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants

AMSSA has released a video of their webinar from February 2018, titled “Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants” Speakers from this webinar include: Erin C. […]
May 22, 2018

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity – Refworld has compiled a list of documents related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, including legal, policy […]
May 22, 2018

Toolkit: Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees

UNHCR Report (2013) – Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees
May 22, 2018

Report: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity

UNHCR Report (2012) – Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of […]
May 22, 2018

Report: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement

UNHCR Report (2011) – Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement
May 22, 2018

Report: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada, Paper prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board, 2013 – By Nicole LaViolette, Associate Professor, Law Faculty, University of […]
May 22, 2018

Island Sexual Health

Island Sexual Health – A list of support services for the LGBTQ community on Vancouver Island, with a focus on primary healthcare.
May 22, 2018

Trans Vancouver Island

Trans Vancouver Island – A regularly maintained website with a list of resources and support services for the LGBTQ community on Vancouver Island.
May 22, 2018

Rainbow Health Co-operative

Rainbow Health Co-operative – A community owned organization located in Victoria, BC, with the mandate to provide healthcare, livelihood and related services to underserved communities; Membership is […]
May 22, 2018

South Island Pride Community Centre Society

South Island Pride Community Centre Society – A community resource providing support, health and social services, and public education for the well being of people of all genders, […]
May 22, 2018

The Pride Education Network 

The Pride Education Network of teachers, administrators, support staff, youth and parents strives to make the B.C. school system more welcoming and equitable for LGBTQ students and staff, […]