Make it better!

Don’t wait for ‘It to get better’, Make it better at our GSA Forum!

Are you an LGBTQ or Allied corporate, community leader or non-profit professional? Do you work to create safer spaces in your work or community?

If you said YES, then we would LOVE to formally invite you to ‘Make it Better Night’ as part of our GSA Forum!.

The evening will begin with a performance by Kimberly Sunstrum!

Kimberly Sunstrum is a Queer, Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Growing up in both Botswana and Canada throughout her formative years, she listened to a mix of South African pop hits, classic R&B, old-time country and American Motown: genre styles that are present and evident in her music. Blending profound vocals with heartfelt lyrics, Sunstrum’s music delves into topics on family, race, feminism, Queerness and the ways these multidimensional identities influence how we navigate the world. Infused with energy, Sunstrum’s music speaks to and draws in her multifaceted listeners. Her performances are high energy, authentic and create a long-lasting soulful connection to her audience. 

Following this, you will then be paired with our amazing youth to: provide career advice, as well as share stories about resiliency and support, and shared experiences being a part of the LGBTQ2+ community.

We will also be announcing a special community achievement award to J.J (Jay) Koornstra for his many years of service and activism as the Executive Director of Bruce House.

  • When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 6:00pm!
  • Where: Terry Fox Youth Centre: 1805 Gaspé Ave, Ottawa, ON

Make it Better night is an activity that pairs mentor with our youth participants. Held on the second day of our fabulous weeklong forum, our goal is to energize participants through an exchange of stories of resiliency. What helped you get through your tough times? Why do you volunteer in your community? What makes the LGBTQ2+ community so special?

Considered by many participants as the most inspiring part of the GSA Forum, this event not only inspires youth, but shows you the realities of being a queer & trans youth in school today.

Watch our GSA Forum video from last year.

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