February 14, 2019

LGBTQ+ Programs

Access Alliance takes pride in offering programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomers.
Current programs and services include:

LGBT Program Booklet

Settlement services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer newcomers

  • We recognize that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people who are new to Canada face particular challenges
  • Our settlement services will support clients in finding their way in Toronto and in developing increased confidence and pride in who they are
  • To ask for an appointment with the LGBTQ+ Community Health Worker, call 416-693-8677 x 438 Or follow this link for more information.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Access Alliance welcomes LGBTQ+ newcomers to volunteer in our various programs. For more information, click here.

Past programs and services:

The NewTQs Project (funded by Community One Foundation’s RBC Rainbow Grants)

A one year project at AccessPoint on Danforth.  Activities included:

  • Monthly Drop-ins
  • Fieldtrips 
  • Community Forums

Eat, Learn, Connect for Healthy Living for LGBTQ+ Newcomers (funded by Grants Ontario)

  • Yoga & Meditation: Stretch, breathe and learn some relaxation techniques!
  • Rainbow Community Kitchen Program: Learn how to cook healthy meals on a small budget!

Stepping Up to the Plate Project

  • The goal of this 2-year project was to develop identify Promising Practices in Arts-based Programming to Address Issues of Violence and Community Safety for Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans (LBT) Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Women and to develop a Toolkit that may be used by service providers to implement such programming.
    Click here to download the toolkit

Among Friends Initiative

  • A 3 year training and capacity building initiative that worked with other community-based agencies to create positive and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ newcomer.
  • Trainings, workshops and resources were provided to these agencies by LGBTQ newcomer volunteers. For more information, click here.