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Camp Somewhere – Xtra

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Source: http://www.xtra.ca/public/Ottawa/Camp_Somewhere-11688.aspx Website: http://dailyxtra.com/ottawa/news/camp-somewhere-4186 Camp Somewhere OUR YOUTH / Local summer camps offer safe spaces for queer youth Andi Schwartz / Ottawa / Thursday, March 15, 2012 For many queer kids, summer camp is a horrible, hetero experience. Not anymore. This summer, youth will have a new opportunity to find a safe space at the Welcome Friend […]

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Rainbow Camp Near Thessalon focuses on bullying

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Source: SOOTODAY.COM Website: http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=37990 “Come OUT and be yourself!” is the rallying cry for organizers of a new Northeastern Ontario Rainbow Camp. The camp will be a five-day retreat for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered kids, their friends and family members in a beautiful natural setting. “In our area, and most of Ontario, there is not […]

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“We are trying to open these doors”

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Source: Sault Star Website: http://www.saultstar.com/2011/09/21/we-are-trying-to-open-these-doors In the last six years, Harry Stewart and Chris Southin have been opening doors for gays and lesbians in the district of Algoma. The married couple said these symbolic doors will stay open to educate, foster equality, tolerance and acceptance and create a safe zone for homosexuals. “Some may think […]

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Conference Poster released…

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Files: [mk_font_icons icon=”mk-moon-file-pdf” color=”#00a4db” size=”small” padding_horizental=”4″ padding_vertical=”4″ circle=”true” circle_color=”#f5f5f5″ align=”none” link=”http://welcomefriend.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/WelcomeFriend-2011Poster.pdf”] Download the Seminar Poster Focus On The Gay Family Conference 2011 “There Are No Dumb Questions” poster has been release. Feel free to download. Focus On the Gay Family Conference There Are No Dumb Questions September 23rd- 25th, 2011 Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & […]

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Debate over gay support groups in Catholic schools set to resume

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Source: theglobeandmail.com Website: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/debate-over-gay-support-groups-in-catholic-schools-set-to-resume/article2146476/ The debate over support groups for gay students, and ultimately whether Catholic school boards can be accountable to both the province and the Roman Catholic Church, is about to heat up again at the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Trustees will consider a series of amendments to their provincially mandated anti-bullying […]

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OPP Constable Alan Hyatt added to this year’s Panelists

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Alan has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police since 1981. He is currently stationed at the Hwy 407 ETR detachment and holds the rank of Constable. He is also a member of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team. Check out his bio for more information…..

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August Farewell

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Website: http://davidghallman.com/ [vc_video title=”” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybuty70XGwc”]   David Hallman – one of our panelists, talks about his new book August Farewell. http://davidghallman.com/august-farewell-video_285.html

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Shower of Stoles Display Thursday May 26th, 2011

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Website: http://www.welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm When United Church of Canada representatives from all over Ontario convene in the Sault for a regional conference next week, they will be greeted with a reminder of their biggest social justice struggle of the past two decades. A travelling exhibit called The Shower of Stoles will form a part of the United […]

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Wine & Cheese Meet-and-Greet

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Website: http://www.welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm Files: [mk_font_icons icon=”mk-moon-file-pdf” color=”#00a4db” size=”small” padding_horizental=”4″ padding_vertical=”4″ circle=”true” circle_color=”#f5f5f5″ align=”none” link=”http://welcomefriend.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sospbrochure.pdf”] Download the Shower of Stoles Brochure “The Welcome Friends Association” will be hosting a “Wine & Cheese Meet-and-Greet” at the Annual meeting of London Conference of the United Church of Canada. This will be on Thursday, May 26th, 7-10 pm at the […]

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An evening with James Loney. Sept 17

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Source: SOOTODAY.com Website: http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=48317 The Focus On The Gay Family committee is breaking ground yet again with an extraordinary evening of discussion about the Bible and same-sex relationships on Friday September 17, 7 p.m. at the Sault College Media Centre.