News

The latest news relating to the LGBTQ community and OK2BME.

Rainbow Crosswalk, by Scott Williams

On May 29, 2018, an event was held at the Crosswalk at which Mayor Berry Vrbanovic; Michael May, Deputy CAO of the City of Kitchener; Leslie Josling, Executive Director of KW Counselling Services; Haley Haegens, a member of the OK2BME Youth Leadership Group; Sunna Murphy of SPECTRUM; and a representative of tri-Pride spoke.

Rainbow Crosswalk blog post

How to be an Ally, by Wash Silk

On our fabulous definition page you might read the words, “An Ally is a person who considers themselves a friend to the LGBTQ+ community.”

How to be an Ally blog post

10th Anniversary Pride Prom, by Wash Silk

We are excited to announce the 10 year anniversary for Pride Prom!

10th Anniversary Pride Prom blog post

LGBTQ+ Community Research Study, by Wash Silk

Are you a parent or guardian to a child or youth who uses or has used OK2BME services? Have you used OK2BME services in the past, such as the Rainbow Parenting workshops? If so, we would love to hear from you!

LGBTQ+ Community Research Study blog post

Registration by Text!, by Joscelyn Guindon

We have an exciting set of Youth Group topics coming up in the next few months and you can now register by text!

Registration by Text! blog post

Public Education Series on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity, by Wash Silk

We’re excited to announce a new OK2BME Public Education Series consisting of seven half-day workshops that will be held at the KW Counselling Services offices at 480 Charles Street East.

Public Education Series on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity blog post

Let’s Talk About Suicide, by Wash Silk

This blog post is about suicide. It can be a hard topic so if you are not looking for a hard topic at the moment do not read on.

Let’s Talk About Suicide blog post

Let’s Talk About Self Harm, by Scott Williams

We have probably all known someone who uses self harming as a coping mechanism but we don’t always know how to talk about.

So let’s talk about it.

Let’s Talk About Self Harm blog post