Our services

Rainbow Camp

Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus  (LGBTQ2+) and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. WFA’s Rainbow Camp® is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun!!!

 

Queer Seminars

Welcome Friend Association provides seminars and training for organizations and the community at large to broaden the understanding of the Queer community.

We have come together to work towards a society where everyone, regardless of their gender of sexual orientation, can find respect and understanding. We endeavour to reach out into the wider community across Ontario by offering education, support, and inclusion for all by engaging individuals, businesses and organizations.

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Rainbow Camp® Launches Crowdfunding Campaign With the Help of Canadian Comedian Colin Mochrie and his wife Debra McGrath.

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What else we provide.

Events and Fundraisers

In order to keep reaching our goals we rely on the support and donations from our supporters. Through out the year we hold exciting events to help fund our good cause. Check out our events page to see what event we are holding next.

Resources

We are here to support all LGBQT & allied members. Feel free to contact us and check out the resources of other organization for support and information. Check out our resource page or shoot us an email.

Transgender Services

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Guest Speakers

Are you looking for someone to speak at your next event?  Contact us for more information.

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Get invovled

We can’t do it alone!  WFA needs members for support through various avenues, not just financial.  i.e. volunteering, resources, lobbying, education and so much more.  Welcome Friend Association is striving to provide in areas which are lacking in understanding, education, equality, support and acceptance.  Be a part of Welcome Friend Association, where we strive for an accepting and safer place to live, learn, work and play!

What our campers and parents say about Rainbow Camp

Rainbow Camp’s philosophy is that LGBTQ2+ young adults can live the change they want to see in the world.

Parent

My first dance that I was able to be myself.

Camper

“My son had no friends, he’s gay. I was so afraid he was going to commit suicide. Someone mentioned Rainbow Camp®. My son went, he came back from camp happier than I have ever seen him. I believe Rainbow Camp® saved my son’s life. Thank you!”

Parent

Truly amazing camp!

Camper

My first dance that I was able to be myself.

Camper

Who we are?

Welcome Friend Association educates and promotes awareness in society regarding gender, sexual identities and expressions. We provide outreach and support for people impacted by gender and sexual issues,

  • Rainbow Camp
  • Events and Fundraisers
  • Seminars
  • LGTB2SQ+ Resources
Rainbow Camp
100%
Events and Fundraisers
85%
Seminars/Education
88%
Resources
90%

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About us

Welcome Friend Association educates and promotes awareness in society regarding gender, sexual identities and expressions. We provide outreach and support for people impacted by gender and sexual issues. Welcome Friend Association provides seminars, training and outreach for other organizations and the community at large to broaden the understanding of the Queer community. We have come together to work for a society where everyone regardless of their gender or sexual orientation can find respect, understanding and represent a diverse cross-section of our community.

Board of Directors

A large part of what keeps Welcome Friend Association running and making change is our wonderful Board of Directors. We cannot thank these individuals enough for the work they do to keep us running smoothly.  To learn more click here.

Sponsors

Latest news

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes history on the cover of Attitude

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken about challenging world leaders over anti-gay laws in a new interview with Attitude Magazine.  In the summer of 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history as the country’s first leader to march at a Gay Pride event. Now, the Liberal Party politician is marking another milestone as Canada’s first Prime Minister to […]

Body Love Ball

BODY LOVE BALL KICK STARTS THE HOLIDAYS  Dance soothes the soul! On Saturday December 2, inside the 519, Body Confidence Canada’s Body Love Ball dance fundraiser promises to ignite our senses as we dance the night away  celebrating our bodies. Come one come all to our dance space. “What shall I wear,” you ask? You […]

CBC’s article on Rainbow Camp

On a cold late August morning, 14-year-old Max Yemelyanov huddles into a circle of groggy teens, some still wrapped in their blankets. A homemade rainbow flag flaps in the brisk wind as more young people trickle out of their cabins and gather around. Click here for more….

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