Refugee and Immigration Resources

Rainbow Refugee
Rainbow Refugee aims to enable LGBTQI+ and HIV+ persons fearing persecution in their countries of origin to seek asylum in Canada and exercise their rights. The program supports members of the community residing in British Columbia to claim and exercise their rights through information sessions, assistance, and advocacy.

Capital Rainbow Refuge
Capital Rainbow Refuge supports and sponsors LGBTQI+ refugees. Through volunteer-led sponsor groups, advocacy, community building and outreach, they help LGBTQI+ refugees and newcomers arrive and thrive in Eastern Ontario.

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

OCASI Positive Spaces Initiative 
The OCASI Positive Spaces for LGBT Newcomers-LGBT Settlement Support Provincial; LGBTQ initiative by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).