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The 519 - Grand Ballroom

519 Church Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

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OCASI- ONTARIO COUNCIL OF AGENCIES SERVING IMMIGRANTS

in partnership with

Access Alliance, Multicultural Health and Community Services Catholic Crosscultural Services, The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and The 519

cordially invites service providers in the settlement, LGBTQIA* and/or housing and shelter sectors, as well as people with lived experience as LGBTQIA* immigrants and refugees living in the Greater Toronto Area, to be a part of our Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) roundtable discussion.

The objective of the round table is to provide the sectors with an opportunity to discuss the strengths and gaps in finding appropriate shelter and housing for LGBTQIA* immigrants and refugees (including newcomers) living in the Greater Toronto Area. This is an opportunity for service providers to develop strategies and opportunities for collaboration in order to effectively support LGBTQIA* immigrants and refugees.

This event is free to attend.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 6th 2018

TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

WHERE:

The 519 - Grand Ballroom
519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9


AGENDA: ( A more detailed agenda will follow)

8:30am - Registration and light breakfast
9:00am - Land Acknowledgment
9:05 am - Introductions and housekeeping
9:30 am - Panel Presentation
10:30 am- Breakout session 1
11:30 am - Lunch
12:30 am- Breakout session 2
1:30 pm - Break
1:45 pm - Breakout session 3
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Self Care activity
3:45 pm - Synthesize Results and Group Debrief
4:30 pm - Closing


Participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. We ask that no more than two participants register from each agency.

**We anticipate this to be the first of many more round-table discussions. If you are unable to attend please know we WILL be having future round-tables **


Some registration spots are reserved for people with lived experience as LGBTQIA* immigrants/refugees. Tokens will be provided for people with lived experience.

For more information and for registration please contact:

Yara Kodershah at OCASI at 416.322-4950 ext 242 or ykodershah@ocasi.org
Sizwe Inkingi at OCASI at
416.322-4950 ext 252 or ainkingi@ocasi.org


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


ACCESSIBILITY NOTES

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible with space for a variety of mobility devices. American Sign Language will be provided at the event.

Please contact us by January 26th 2018 if you need interpretation in other languages, need attendant care and/or if you have any other needs.

OCASI strives to be a scent-free space. Fragrances and other scented products affect the health of many people. We ask that you refrain from wearing scented products at OCASI's office or events. We appreciate your co-operation.

Note: This round table discussion will be audio-recorded and transcribed by OCASI.

OCASI supports LGBTQ+ positive spaces.



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