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Resources for Black and LGTBQ2+ Newcomers in Toronto

As refugee lawyers, we have witnessed stories of mistreatment, racism, and fear experienced by black LGBTQ2+ refugees after they arrive in Canada. Stories include racial discrimination when finding an apartment or accessing services in the Church-Wellesley Village. Our clients express fear in speaking up to this injustice because of their precarious immigration status. Black LGBTQ2+ refugees have already experienced a lifetime of homophobia and transphobia and arrive in Canada to experience fear due to their race. Change is needed now. Black Newcomer Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter.

We have compiled a list of resources for black LGTBQ2+ newcomers in Toronto below. We stand in support of advocating for justice and freedom from systemic and individual racism in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

LGBTQ2+ Community Resources:

- Black Coalition for Aids Prevention: PHA and LGBTQ Settlement, Refugee Settlement Program

Youth Resources:

- Supporting Our Youth: Black Queer Youth Group, Express Group

Health and Mental Health Resources:

Food Security Resources:

We see you. We stand with you. We are here for you. Black lives matter.


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