April 11, 2024

Impact North Shore – Bridge to Belonging: Survey on LGBTQIA+ Immigrant Settlement Services

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance settlement services, Impact North Shore is conducting a survey to gather insights on the current landscape of programs and […]
April 3, 2023

Rainbow Coalition 4 Refuge – LGBTQI Refugees’ settlement: challenges, strategies and recommendations

On April 28, 2023, the Rainbow Coalition 4 Refuge is hosting a webinar on  Refugees’ settlement: challenges, strategies and recommendations. The Rainbow Coalition 4 Refuge (soon […]
November 15, 2022

BWSS: Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services

The Battered Women’s Support Services is launching “Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services” As part of the #16DaysofActivism Against Gender-Based Violence, BWSS is thrilled […]
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 […]
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, […]