OUTNiagara Updates!


Trans and Queer Rights as Human Rights: An Introduction to the Ontario Human Rights Code as Law for Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA+ Communities – January 4th at 1pm

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3qurLDc

Workshop Facilitators: Aidan Johnson (they/them) – Executive Director, NCLC & Silvia Dimitrova (she/her) – Director of Legal Services , NCLC & a Human Rights Law and International Law Specialist with special guest NaWalka Geeshy Meegwun – Indigenous Justice Coordinator.

Niagara Community Legal Clinic (NCLC) provides legal services to the people living on a low income in the communities of Welland, St. Catharines, Beamsville, Grimsby, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the Lake, Port Colborne, Thorold, Fort Erie, and Crystal Beach.

NCLC can:

  • Give you free legal advice by telephone or in-person
  • Prepare tribunal applications
  • Represent you at tribunals and courts on a case-by-case basis, prepare appeals and judicial reviews, where merited
  • Discuss your legal situation and give you information or refer you to other agencies when we can’t help

The Queer Justice Project – Niagara – NCLC is privileged to serve Niagara’s diverse Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities, vis problems ranging from human rights violations in employment and housing to the rights of trans and queer sex workers. We offer affidavit help for gender I.D. change, to all members of the trans community who need assistance in this area.

Intake number: (905) 682-6635 | Website: www.queerjustice.ca/en/about-niagara

Live transcription services will be provided using Otter. ai. This training will not be video recorded, but we will be potentially pulling sound clips from this event for future resources.

OUT IN Niagara Education Series

Between January and March 2022, OUTniagara will be hosting the OUT IN Niagara Education Series – a range of capacity-building workshops, panels, campaigns, & more, all in partnership with community organizations, activists, & agencies!

This series is part of our Informed, Inclusive, Indivisible: Collectively Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Equality in Niagara+ Project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE)’s LGBTQ2S+ Community Capacity Fund (@women_canada_femmes).

This series is also part of the ongoing Niagara Skills Network (NSN) Community Toolbox Series. The NSN is a region-wide project hosted by OPIRG Brock, and works with a core team of organizers across activist groups, arts organizations, labour unions, and social & cultural services across the Niagara region to break down the silos between our work and develop sustained cross-sector systems and resources for connection.