Let's Talk About The World

June 28, 2017

Portrait of Latoya looking to the right of camera smiling against a grey background

Impact Through Space

Latoya Nugent, a prominent Jamaican LGBTQ activist, recently participated in a panel discussion at The 519 –  “Until We Are Free: The Global Struggle for LGBTQ Human Rights.” The discussion was part of the series Human Rights Panels organized by Pride Toronto and The 519 during the month of Pride, 2017. 

Read a short interview with Latoya about how Canada can support global LGBTQ rights. 

Alex is Among Friends

June 20, 2017

[photo] Portrait of Alex smiling against a soft grey background

Impact Through Programs and Services

Alex left Ukraine and arrived in Canada in 2016 in search of a life that offers safety, freedom and full participation. As a gay man he faced violence, harassment and systemic discrimination for many years, until he was left with only two choices – to end his life or begin a new one. He chose the latter.

Read more about Alex's journey to Canada.


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Impact Stories

June 28, 2017 – Let's Talk About The World

June 20, 2017 – Alex is Among Friends