Peer & Rainbow Support Appointments

For those hoping to schedule some time to talk with or learn from our team privately, we invite you to consider scheduling an appointment for Peer Support or Rainbow Support.

Peer Support

What is Peer Support?

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife's Peer Support is a time where people can access support from a fellow 2SLGBTQQIAA+ person, generally our Executive Director or volunteers, to talk about any personal struggles or aspects of their life that they wish to talk about.

Reasons why people might be looking to access our Peer Support can vary, but here are just some examples:

  • A Christian teenager thinks he might be gay, and is having a hard time reconciling his identity with his faith
  • A 14 year old genderqueer youth doesn't know how to explain their gender to their parents or friends
  • A lesbian woman got kicked out of her apartment by her landlord for being queer and doesn't know what to do

This is different from counselling or other professional support in that the individual who is often providing the support does not require any professional training. This is a service that we provide free of charge to all 2SLGBTQQIAA+ people in Yellowknife or visiting Yellowknife.

If you're hoping to access Peer Support, we ask that you schedule an appointment. You can contact our Executive Director at 867-444-7295 over the phone or over text to schedule an appointment, or you can send us an email here.

Rainbow Support

What is Rainbow Support?

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife's (RCYK) Rainbow Support is an opportunity for all members of our community (2SLGBTQQIAA+ and allies) can access support from the RCYK team to gain more knowledge about 2SLGBTQQIAA+ issues that they might be navigating in their own life, professionally, personally or romantically.

Reasons why people might be looking to access our Rainbow Support can vary, but here are just some examples:

  • A friend wants to learn how to better support a friend who just came out
  • A parent has difficulty with understanding their child's identity
  • A community member wants to be better at recognizing homophobia

This is different from counselling or other professional support in that the individual who is often providing the support does not require any professional training. We invite any individual who accesses this support to make a donation to help us better be able to support 2SLGBTQQIAA+ youth in our community and across the Northwest Territories.

If you're hoping to access Rainbow Support, we ask that you schedule an appointment. You can contact our Executive Director at 867-444-7295 over the phone or over text to schedule an appointment, or you can send us an email here.