We’re so lucky to have been able to apply for the Field Law Community Fund this year! We’re up against some pretty incredible projects, and they all sincerely deserve to win. The good news is that you can vote for more than one!
For folks who don’t know, the Field Law Community Fund is a program that allows people to nominate worthwhile projects in their community that are deserving of funding. Afterwards, there’s an online voting period where people can vote for their favourites! Voting closes on June 17th 2016.
We’ve applied with a project called Yellowknife Youth Rainbow Centre, and we have tons of cool plans for this. Really, it will be a safe(r) place where queer, trans and allied youth can spend time and hang out. But it could also be so much more… we’re picturing movie nights, support groups, mental health support, access to nurses, workshops and training opportunities, mentorship programs, resource libraries, queer meeting space. We have so many great ideas, and the coolest part? Most of them came from youth who already connect with us!
We want to thank all of the youth who came out to our Meal With The Mayor and gave us the idea to go forward with a Youth Rainbow Centre for Yellowknife-based queer and trans youth.