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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.

Trans Educational Services

The Education Program offers training, workshops, and presentations on a variety of subjects pertaining to the transgender community.

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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.

Guest Speakers

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

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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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Get involved

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

I miss everything about camp, every year even through the toughest moments I think of camp and it helps me keep going ❤️ y’all are miracle workers I swear❤️

Camper

I cried so hard leaving❤️ I’ve never cried ever leaving anywhere. And the last few days especially the night before leaving I would cry because I didn’t want to leave. ❤️❤️❤️. Miss camp so much.

Camper

Going to rainbow camp saved my life and made me realize that there are other kids that feel the same and are going through the same things.

Camper

I’ve been a returning camper for what will be 4 years this year, and I have never been in a safer and more accepting space. This beautiful camp is full of amazing, dedicated people and amazing activities and education.  I could not imagine a world without this camp.

Camper

Love all the support ❤️ and my daughter had an amazing time she can’t wait to hopefully return.

Parent

My daughter enjoyed her week at camp…called it “life changing”!! Thank you to all the staff and team!! You are greatly appreciated!

Parent

I’ve been going to rainbow camp for 2 years and it is amazing! I’ve not only made friends, I’ve made family. I feel so accepted when I go and I can have a hate free week with loving counselors and caring friends. Thanks Chris and Harry! Can’t wait to come back next year 🙂

Camper

I couldn’t have asked for a better, safer place. Camp was a life changing experience and I can’t wait to come back❤️ I cried like a baby when I left cause I had to leave all my new amazing friends😭

Camper

My daughter enjoyed her week at camp…called it “life changing”!! Thank you to all the staff and team!! You are greatly appreciated!

Parent

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

“I was afraid my son would commit suicide. Then he went to Rainbow Camp and came back happier than I had ever seen him.  I believe Rainbow Camp® saved his 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.

Welcome Friend Association is a Canadian registered charity (Registration no.:  830794715 RR0001)

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.

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Latest news

Rainbow Camp® is going virtual and our 2SLGBTQ+ youth need your support

We are all feeling isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it is particularly felt by our more vulnerable community members. The need for physical distancing has caused us to rethink the way we offer our summer camp programming but the truth remains Rainbow Camp is needed more than ever. The Welcome Friend Association has developed […]

2SLGBTQ+ Rainbow Camp Launches Virtual Camp

  2SLGBTQ+ (2 spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning) already have a high rate of suicide.  Due to COVID19, these youth are more isolated due to social distancing.  Some youth are forced to live in the closet, gender mislabeled, and now with the lack of connections within the community, many are feeling desperate and […]

Rainbow Camp Wants You!

Are you an amazing leader? Do you want to change the lives of over 200 2SLGBT+ youth? Be the role model you needed when you were younger @rainbowcamp.ca this summer! Apply to be a staff or volunteer at www.rainbowcamp.ca and be a part of our 2020 team! Make memories. Make magic. Change lives. #rainbowcamp

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