LGBTQ Project

Settlement support and services for LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees in Calgary.


In partnership with Calgary Outlink the Centre for Newcomers (CFN) is providing settlement services to LGBTQ immigrants and refugees.
We have partnered with Calgary Outlink to offer direct targeted settlement and peer support services specifically for the LGBTQ newcomer community.


More than 75 countries have outlawed homosexuality and at least a half-dozen countries have official legislation allowing for homosexual acts to be punished by death. Because of the physical and emotional abuse that these people receive from their communities – coupled with the ongoing threat to their well-being – many have fled, and continue to flee, to Canada in search of a safe place.  

The project is designed to address the multiple needs that newcomers, including youth who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) are facing in the process of integration into Canada. 



We strive to provide safe, inclusive, and culturally relevant services and supports to the LGBTQ+ communities in Calgary and Area, That is why presently the CFN's staff are undergoing the training on LGBTQ 101: Creating cultures of respect to be provided by Calgary Sexual Health and on LGBTQ+ domestic violence by Sagesse


We look forward to all working better together in the future towards our joint goal of LGBTQ newcomer inclusion.   
 
For more information on this initiative, please contact Dario Ontolan  d.ontolan@centrefornewcomers.ca