Building Gender-Diverse Communities Project

In partnership with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC), the project will support Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ young people by increasing access to supports and activities through the Friendship Centre in support of overall well-being. This program is aimed at youth and families.

An Indigenous Mentor will provide one-on-one services with individuals and with groups, engaging Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ in a community-driven research process to self-define well-being and explore ways that Friendship Centres and surrounding communities can support a sense of belonging.

Program Objectives

  • To increase the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values of traditional Indigenous ways of life provide appropriate support to Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ young people.
  • To promote cultural restoration, preservation and to ensure safe transmission of culture for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ urban Indigenous children, youth and families.
  • To encourage and foster well-being, a positive sense of Indigenous identity, and a sense of belonging in the Friendship Centres.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3Z5
(705) 775-0387
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Downtown Location

159 King Street, Suite 300
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2R8
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