FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you organize discussion groups?
Sometimes, we organize discussion groups, online or in person. Certain groups are organized by the Centre or by volunteers from the Centre. For more info concerning the groups, please see our social media or contact us by email or phone.
Otherwise, in Montreal, there are excellent community resources aimed towards people who want the support of a group or who require individual aid. The Centre’s role also is to direct you to one or more resources that best fit your specific needs.
Do you conduct individual interventions?
Our community center takes very seriously your requests. We will gladly put you into contact with the right resource according to your needs.
Do you offer support for setting up new organizations?
Not for the moment, but the Centre provides some basic services to smaller newcomer organizations. You can read the section SERVICES/FOR GROUPS for details.
Otherwise, the Centre offers a mentoring program for volunteer involvement. For more info, see the INVOLVED YOUTH section.
I am a student and am looking for an internship. Can the Centre help me?
Yes, the Centre supervises a few interns each year in the following areas: bachelor’s or master’s in social work, technician in documentation, archivism, communication, etc. If you believe that your internship project can beneficiate the organization and the LGBTQ+ communities, we invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, since the Centre maintains links with many LGBTQ+ organizations, we will be able to direct you to another organization for your internship, if necessary.
I experience DISCRIMINATION because of my sexual ORIENTATION OR MY gender identity. What are my options ?
I am outside of Canada and i experience discrimination due to my sexual orientation or my gender identity. May i require the services of the Centre ?
The Centre does not have the necessary resources to directly help people who are not currently in Canada.
However, here is a list of resources that might be useful to you :
– Rainbow railroad: https://www.rainbowrailroad.com/gethelp Organization that helps people, discriminated due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, to leave their country of origin. However, delays might be very long and they are not active in every geographic zone.
– Oram: https://oramrefugee.org/direct-refugee-assistance/ Organization similar to Rainbow railroad.
– Asylum connect: https://asylumconnect.org/ This website lists various LGBTQ+ resources worldwide.