Are you new to Canada and part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community? Are you interested in support and community connections?

YWCA St. John’s is delighted to announce the following upcoming programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers! About Upcoming Peer Support and Mentorship:Peer support groups will be a confidential, non-judgemental space for participants to discuss shared experiences and support one another. Mentorship provides one-on-one support from another 2SLGBTQIA+newcomer.Some topics that peer support and mentorship can help with include: coming out, identity, settlement and integration, navigating services, emotional support, etc.

Who are these programs for?

These services are open to anyone who is a newcomer to Canada, and identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.You do not need to be a permanent resident to participate. These programs are open to newcomers regardless of immigration status. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding eligibility criteria.This project aims to address the needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers across the province. Individuals from rural areas, as well as Labrador are welcome to join!

For an informational phone call or to express your interest, email kimberly@ywcastjohns.ca OR call or text (709) 769-6649. Interested in volunteering as a Peer Mentor or Peer Support Group Facilitator? Reach out for more information!

Programs are part of the “Fostering Collaboration” project, delivered by YWCA St. John’s in partnership with Dr. Sulaimon Giwa of Memorial University’s School of Social Work. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Visit our website and learn more.

*2SLGBTQIA+: two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and/or asexual
*Newcomer: an individual who is new to Canada. (i.e. immigrants and refugees)