A week in review (Sept 26-Oct 2, 2011)

This week was incredible! 

It started with our team welcoming over 30 students from the Community Service Learning program at the University of Ottawa to our organization. These new volunteers will help with our programs and services, as well as conduct new research into diversity issues for our organizations.

Team members also went to Toronto to train participants of the Community Integration Networks conference. The settlement workers and other new-comer workers help new Canadians, and worked with Jer’s Vision to understand the experience of queer immigrants, as well as ways to adress homophobia & transphobia among youth new-comer communities.

In Ottawa, team members ran GRIS workshops with grade nine students at Gloucester HS, dialoguing how youth can make their school a safer and more welcoming place for all students!

This week also saw the launch of a new grant from Jer’s Vision and the Netherland, the Pink Tulip Grant, a fund encouraging YOU to apply for money to run diversity programs in your school and community. Find out more here; (deadline is Oct 18, 2011).