AMSSA Resources

E-Symposium: LGBTQ Newcomers: Strengthening Support And UnderstandingAMSSA
This e-symposium focuses on highlighting the issues and needs of LGBTQ immigrants and refugees and provides greater understanding of how to strengthen the support.

Info Sheet: Settlement Challenges of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)AMSSA
Immigrants and Refugees (AMSSA) This info sheet reviews the common settlement barriers and services available for newcomers who identify as part of the LGBTQ society.

Resource Page: Resources To Support LGBTQ Newcomers, AMSSA
This section of the AMSSA website provides resources on supporting LGBTQ newcomers in the Province of BC.

Information Resources

Program Resource: Rainbow Refugee Committee
Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Rainbow Refugee Committee engages in outreach and public education on these issues.

Resource Page: LGBTQSettlement at Work
This resource page lists information such as statistics, terminology, and additional resources for information about best practices creating classrooms that are inclusive of the LGBTQ community.

Webinar: Breaking the ice: addressing LGBT issues in the ESOL classroomBritish Council
This webinar discusses issues in current ESL curriculum in terms of inclusiveness of LGBTQ content and representation.

Classroom Resources

Instructional Resource: LGBTQ Events and Classroom ActivitiesLISTN
This instructional resource page lists past events, resources, and classroom activities to address LGBTQ issues in the ESL classroom for CLB 5 – 8.

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