Monday, November 10, 2014

QX Group Schedule - November 2014

QX has a busy November coming up! 

Please find a list of upcoming events and their descriptions below. 

Whether you've come to a group once, are a regular, and even if you’ve never been to QX before, we'd love you see you out!

Important Dates:
Nov 13 – QX @ AGM Clothing Swap
Nov 20 – TDOR @ QX
Nov 27 – Krafty Queers @ QX

November 13 (6-8 pm)
Art Gallery of Mississauga Clothing Swap
C Café – inside the City Hall
300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON L5B 2G6

**QX will meet inside City Hall, beside C Café at 6pm for a check in and chat. Clothing swap runs from 7-9 pm
**Don't worry if you don't have clothes you want to donate, we've got lots, so there will be plenty of extra tickets for everyone!
**Bus tickets available

The AGM will be hosting its very first clothing swap and all are welcome! Enjoy the night and engage, mingle, leave with great additions to your closet!
 
How does it work? 
Well, for every swappable item you bring, you’ll receive a ticket that can then be used to redeem any item from the swap. Additional tickets will also be available for purchase. Unclaimed tickets will be put into a raffle draw for exciting prizes!
 
What is considered a swappable item?
Articles of clothing must be clean, washed and ready-to-wear condition with no unintentional rips (no undergarments please). Accessories like jewelry, handbags, scarves, headpieces, belts and shoes are also accepted.
 
An in-house seamstress will be available to make alterations to the garments and an exciting DIY station will be available for personalizing swapped items!

Finger foods and refreshments will be provided.

All leftover clothing will be donated to Goodwill.

The AGM is committed to fostering positive space and will provide gender neutral change rooms. C Cafe is wheelchair accessible and universal/gender neutral washrooms are available on site.



November 20 (6-9 pm)
Trans* Day of Remembrance Community Gathering
East Mississauga Community Health Centre
7-2555 Dixie Rd., Mississauga ON L4Y 4C4

Join QX on Thursday, November 20 from 6-9pm when we will be showing a selection of short films and clips that celebrate the lives and experiences of trans* folks, their struggles and their resilience.

Join us for community-building, discussion and delicious food.

**In keeping with the standard parameters of QX, all folks who self-identify as part of the queer and trans spectrum are welcome.

Trans* Day of Remembrance invites us to honour the memory of the trans* members of our communities who have lost their lives in the past year and beyond, whether to transphobia, racism, whorephobia (hatred of or violence towards sexworkers or perceived sexworkers), misogyny (hatred/violence towards women), and other forms of oppression that increase violence and limit access and protection for trans* people, and disproportionately, trans women of colour.

Trans* is a term used to reference the spectrum of trans communities, including but not limited to those who identify as 2 spirit, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, FtM, MtF, androgyne, agender and beyond.


November 27 (6-8 pm)
Krafty Queers
East Mississauga Community Health Centre
7-2555 Dixie Rd., Mississauga ON L4Y 4C4

Come explore this month's theme: recollection!

A space for queer, trans* & two spirit people to Konnect and Kreate.

Open to folks of all skill levels

At QX the last Thursday of each Month (except December)

FREE!

- Learn a wide variety of crafts from sewing and silk screen printing to felting and pottery
- Kraft supplies, food, tokens or Mississauga bus tickets provided.
- Explore Krafts around themes like Healing, Recollection and Chosen Family.

Message Afi with any questions or access needs a afi@sketch.ca

Visit us on Facebook at fb.com/groups/krafty or visit sketch.ca.

PFLAG, Peel Region, Monthly Support Meeting: November 26, 7-9pm

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Doors at 7pm. Sharing from 7:15-9pm.
East Mississauga Community Health Centre
2555 Dixie Rd., Unit 7
Mississauga ON L4Y 4C4

In a warm and caring atmosphere, families and friends hear about the experiences of others, share their own, and get support in learning to understand and accept their child, family member or friend. All discussions are confidential, and many people come at first to listen and not to talk. PFLAG welcomes parents, partners, families and friends, as well as their LGBTTIQQ2S* loved ones.

Each month families come to the PFLAG meeting, hoping to hear from others experiencing similar situations. If you are a parent, sibling or partner of a queer or trans loved one who no longer needs support in your own process, but is open to sharing your experience with others, it would be lovely if you could join us.

Refreshments and bus tickets provided.
Wheelchair accessible and scent-free space.
All gender washrooms available.

Meetings take place the last Wednesday of each month.

2014-2015 Schedule:
Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 
**Please note the change from New Year's Eve (Wednesday, Dec 31)
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
For more information contact Ash at PeelON@pflagcanada.ca or (905) 602-4082 ext. 455.

*LGBTTIQQ2S: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, 2 spirit, and beyond!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

PFLAG, Peel Monthly Support Meeting: Sept 25, 7-9pm

In a warm and caring atmosphere, families and friends hear about the experiences of others, share their own, and get help and support in learning to understand and accept their child, family member or friend. All discussions are confidential, and many people come at first to listen and not to talk. PFLAG welcomes parents, families and friends, as well as their LGBTTIQQ2S* loved ones. Meetings are free. Coffee and light refreshments served. 

PFLAG may be for you if: 
• A family member comes out as LGBTTIQQ2S 
• You can’t find the words to discuss your sexual orientation or gender identity with your family 
• Your adult children can’t understand why you’ve suddenly come out 
• A student is being bullied at school 

*LGBTTIQQ2S: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning or 2 spirit 

7 p.m. - Refreshments 
7:15 p.m. - Meeting starts 
9 p.m. - Meeting ends 

East Mississauga Community Health Centre is an accessible and scent-free space and has gender-neutral washrooms. 

For more information contact Ash at PeelON@pflagcanada.ca (905) 602-4082 ext. 455. 

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For support contact PFLAG Toronto, office@pflagtoronto.org 416-406-6378 or 416-406-1727. PFLAG Canada Toll-Free Support:
1-888-530-6777 (English) 
1-888-530-6483 (French) 
1-888-822-9494 (Gender Identity) 

When you no longer need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you! Consider volunteering

Monday, August 26, 2013

QX is Hiring a Co-facilitator! September 5th Deadline to Apply.


East Mississauga Community Health Centre
 Position Title: Group Facilitator (contract), QX
 
Hourly Rate: $20.91 per hour + 4% Vacation
Scheduled Hours: 7 hours per week (must be available Thursdays 4:30 – 9 PM)
Contract: September 2013 to August 2014 (12 months)
 
East Mississauga Community Health Centre (EMCHC) is a branch of LAMP CHC, and is the first CHC in Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon). EMCHC provides interdisciplinary health and social services to specific neighbourhoods within its diverse client-service area. LGBTTIQQ2S* communities are among EMCHC’s priority populations, with dedicated programs and services.


Position Summary:
We are seeking a Group Facilitator to co-facilitate the QX group, a weekly drop-in for LGBTTIQQ2S adults in Peel. The Group Facilitator will be expected to work every Thursday evening from 4:30 to 9 PM, with 2.5 additional hours for preparation and administration.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Plan, prepare for, and co-facilitate weekly drop-in for LGBTTIQQ2S adults in Peel
·         Organize occasional outings and special topic sessions
·         Maintain files appropriately
·         Conduct evaluations of participant experiences
·         Compile reports, where appropriate
·         Perform administrative duties as required

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required:
·         Self-identifying member of LGBTTIQQ2S communities
·         Excellent group facilitator, with experience co-facilitating groups for marginalized populations
·         Experience with conflict-resolution approaches in groups
·         Demonstrated client focus, empathy and communication skills
·         Demonstrated Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression analysis and practice
·         Familiarity with Peel region
·         Ability to work independently, and within a co-facilitation team
·         Excellent organizational and time-management skills
·         Lived experience of racism and transphobia are assets
·         Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent work and community experience

*LGBTTIQQ2S: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2 Spirit 

To apply, please state in your application, and/or in the email subject line that you are applying for the QX Group facilitator position. Please send resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm September 5, 2013 to Human Resources at LAMP, 185 - Fifth Street, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5. Fax: (416) 252-4474 or by email: recruiting@lampchc.org.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
LAMP is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

PFLAG, Peel Chapter - Monthly Support Meeting (Aug 28)

PFLAG Canada
Peel Chapter
Monthly Support Meeting
Everyone welcome...
Parents, Friends, Families, Queer and Trans Community Members, Service Providers, Teachers.
Wednesday August 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm

East Mississauga Community Health Centre
 2555 Dixie Road Unit 7, Mississauga ON
(Southeast corner of Dixie and Dundas)
Refreshments will be provided
 
 
In a warm and caring atmosphere, families and friends hear about the experiences of others, share their own, and get help and support in learning to understand and accept their child, family member or friend. All discussions are confidential, and many people come at first to listen and not to talk. PFLAG welcomes parents, families and friends, as well as their LGBTTIQQ2S* loved ones.
 
PFLAG may be for you if:
• A family member comes out as LGBTTIQQ2S
• You can’t find the words to discuss your sexual orientation or gender identity with your family
• Your adult children can’t understand why you’ve suddenly come out
• A student is being bullied at school
 
7 p.m. - Refreshments
7:15 p.m. - Meeting starts
9 p.m. - Meeting ends
 
Meetings are free.
Coffee and light refreshments served.
East Mississauga Community Health Centre is an accessible and scent-free space and has gender-neutral washrooms.
 
*LGBTTIQQ2S: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning or 2 spirit
 
For more information contact Ash at PeelON@pflagcan​ada.ca (905) 602-4082 ext. 455.
 
For support contact PFLAG Toronto:
office@pflagtoronto.org 416-406-6378 or 416-406-1727
 
PFLAG Canada Toll-Free Support:
1-888-530-6777 (English)
1-888-530-6483 (French)
1-888-822-9494 (Gender Identity)
 
When you no longer need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you! Consider volunteering.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gender Journeys Peel is hiring! August 20 deadline!


EAST MISSISSAUGA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Position Title: Gender Journeys Peel Group Facilitator (contract), 2 positions
Peel Transitions
Hourly rate: $20.91 per hour + 4% Vacation
Scheduled Hours: 7 hours per week
Contract: September 2013 to April 2014

Peel Transitions is a 3 year Ontario Trillium Foundation-funded initiative of a Collaborative of LGBTTIQQ2S-positive organizations in Peel region. With an overall long-term goal of better serving trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming communities and individuals in Peel region, the initiative will a) provide direct services to trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals who currently have extremely limited access to services within the region; and b) build community capacity to develop clearer understandings of trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming communities, and to equip service providers with educational materials, resources and skills to better serve these communities and individuals. 

Collaborative members are: Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP), Bramalea Community Health Centre (BCHC), East Mississauga Community Health Centre (EMCHC), and Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN).

Position Summary:
We are seeking two (2) Group Facilitators to run Gender Journeys, a 10-12 week educational group for individuals in Peel who are thinking about their gender. Group facilitators will be expected to work on Monday evenings (for facilitation), with some day time hours for preparation and administrative responsibilities.

Group Facilitators report to the Health Promoter/Community Relations Officer at the East Mississauga Community Health Centre.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Co-facilitate Gender Journeys Peel, 10-12 week educational group for trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals
·         Coordinate after care socials for graduates of Gender Journeys Peel
·         Participate in Gender Journeys curriculum review process
·         Collaboratively conduct intake process for individuals interested in participating in Gender Journeys Peel
·         Assist with recruiting guest speakers
·         Conduct evaluations
·         Compile reports, where appropriate
·         Participate in meetings with the Peel Transitions Collaborative
·         Perform administrative duties as required
Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required:
·         Self-identifying member of trans, gender variant or gender non-conforming communities
·         Excellent group facilitator, with experience facilitating groups for marginalized populations
·         Significant expertise around trans, gender variant and gender non- conforming communities and individuals, and issues facing these communities
·         Demonstrated Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression analysis and practice
·         Familiarity with Peel region
·         Ability to work independently, and within a team
·         Experience working with newcomer communities and settlement services sector
·         Excellent organizational and communication skills
·         Lived experience of racism and homophobia are assets
·         Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent work and community experience

To apply:  Please state in your application, and/or in the email subject line that you are applying for the Gender Journeys Peel Group FacilitatorPlease send resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm August 20, 2013 to Human Resources at LAMP, 185 - Fifth Street, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5. Fax: (416) 252-4474 or by email: recruiting@lampchc.org

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted

LAMP is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.