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12 Organizations that Support LGBTQ+ People of Colour Across Canada

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12 Organizations that Support LGBTQ+ People of Colour Across Canada

A person wearing a rainbow skirt and a pin that says "protect black trans women"

Photo by Allie on Unsplash

In honour of Pride Month 2020, we’re highlighting organizations across Canada that support the LGBTQ+ community. For this post, we’ve chosen to focus on those that specifically support people of colour.

Do you know of an organization that we should add to the list? Let us know by emailing us at support@rocketmanapp.com.

1. Black Lives Matter (Nationwide)

Being expansive and inclusive is at the core of BLM’s mission statement:

“We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.”

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Global

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Toronto

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Waterloo

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Vancouver

2. Support Our Youth (Toronto, ON)

Support Our Youth provides health promotion services and programming centred on supporting the health and well-being goals established by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized, and newcomers to Canada. They also host Black Queer Youth (BQY), a weekly drop-in group that celebrates Black queer and trans spectrum people’s experiences and accomplishments.

Learn more about Support Our Youth

3. Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Toronto, ON)

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention provides support services for clients living with or affected by HIV or AIDS including counselling, settlement, practical and peer support, employment, housing and social support services. They also work with men, women, youth and LGBTQ communities to increase their knowledge and reduce their vulnerability to HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections through prevention, outreach and harm reduction programming that is delivered in communities across Toronto.

Learn more about Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

4. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (Toronto, ON)

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands is an inclusive Community Health Centre for racialized women living in Toronto and surrounding municipalities, prioritizing women from African, Caribbean, Latin American, and South Asian communities.

Learn more about Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

5. Asian Community AIDS Services (Toronto, ON)

Asian Community AIDS Services is community-based organization that provides safer sex education and support services to the East and Southeast Asian LGBTQ communities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about Asian Community AIDS Services

6. House of Anansi (London, ON)

House of Anansi is a group that creates and promotes events and spaces by the Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour community.

Learn more about House of Anansi

7. CHEW Project (Edmonton, AB)

CHEW Project provides frontline support and opportunities for health and wellness for LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults, including Indigenous peer support and mentoring.

Learn more about CHEW Project

8. Shades of Colour (Edmonton, AB)

Shades of Colour hosts meet-ups around the city for QTBIPOCs (Queer and Trans, Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) with the hope that this will help to affirm their experiences and identity and move towards strengthening healthy multi-generational relationships that are necessary.

Learn more about Shades of Colour

9. The Colour Factor (Calgary, AB)

The Colour Factor is all about “creating brave spaces for the BIPOC community through conversation + collaboration + creativity.”

Learn more about The Colour Factor

10. Sher Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Sher Vancouver provides counselling, peer support, education and outreach services for LGBTQ+ South Asians and their friends, families and allies.

Learn more about Sher Vancouver

11. Mosaic “I Belong” program (Vancouver, BC)

The Mosaic “I Belong” Program is focused on helping LGBTQIA2+ immigrants form community with support groups and managing logistical challenges like finding housing.

Learn more about the Mosaic “I Belong” Program

12. Love Intersections (Vancouver, BC)

Love Intersections is a media arts collective dedicated to collaborative filmmaking and relational storytelling with a focus on raising public awareness to address racism in the queer community.

Learn more about Love Intersections

A person wearing a rainbow skirt and a pin that says "protect black trans women"

Photo by Allie on Unsplash

In honour of Pride Month 2020, we’re highlighting organizations across Canada that support the LGBTQ+ community. For this post, we’ve chosen to focus on those that specifically support people of colour.

Do you know of an organization that we should add to the list? Let us know by emailing us at support@rocketmanapp.com.

1. Black Lives Matter (Nationwide)

Being expansive and inclusive is at the core of BLM’s mission statement:

“We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.”

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Global

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Toronto

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Waterloo

Learn more about Black Lives Matter Vancouver

2. Support Our Youth (Toronto, ON)

Support Our Youth provides health promotion services and programming centred on supporting the health and well-being goals established by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized, and newcomers to Canada. They also host Black Queer Youth (BQY), a weekly drop-in group that celebrates Black queer and trans spectrum people’s experiences and accomplishments.

Learn more about Support Our Youth

3. Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Toronto, ON)

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention provides support services for clients living with or affected by HIV or AIDS including counselling, settlement, practical and peer support, employment, housing and social support services. They also work with men, women, youth and LGBTQ communities to increase their knowledge and reduce their vulnerability to HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections through prevention, outreach and harm reduction programming that is delivered in communities across Toronto.

Learn more about Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

4. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (Toronto, ON)

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands is an inclusive Community Health Centre for racialized women living in Toronto and surrounding municipalities, prioritizing women from African, Caribbean, Latin American, and South Asian communities.

Learn more about Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

5. Asian Community AIDS Services (Toronto, ON)

Asian Community AIDS Services is community-based organization that provides safer sex education and support services to the East and Southeast Asian LGBTQ communities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about Asian Community AIDS Services

6. House of Anansi (London, ON)

House of Anansi is a group that creates and promotes events and spaces by the Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour community.

Learn more about House of Anansi

7. CHEW Project (Edmonton, AB)

CHEW Project provides frontline support and opportunities for health and wellness for LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults, including Indigenous peer support and mentoring.

Learn more about CHEW Project

8. Shades of Colour (Edmonton, AB)

Shades of Colour hosts meet-ups around the city for QTBIPOCs (Queer and Trans, Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) with the hope that this will help to affirm their experiences and identity and move towards strengthening healthy multi-generational relationships that are necessary.

Learn more about Shades of Colour

9. The Colour Factor (Calgary, AB)

The Colour Factor is all about “creating brave spaces for the BIPOC community through conversation + collaboration + creativity.”

Learn more about The Colour Factor

10. Sher Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Sher Vancouver provides counselling, peer support, education and outreach services for LGBTQ+ South Asians and their friends, families and allies.

Learn more about Sher Vancouver

11. Mosaic “I Belong” program (Vancouver, BC)

The Mosaic “I Belong” Program is focused on helping LGBTQIA2+ immigrants form community with support groups and managing logistical challenges like finding housing.

Learn more about the Mosaic “I Belong” Program

12. Love Intersections (Vancouver, BC)

Love Intersections is a media arts collective dedicated to collaborative filmmaking and relational storytelling with a focus on raising public awareness to address racism in the queer community.

Learn more about Love Intersections

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