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Emergency Community Support for OK2BME

posted by KWCS Staff

KW Counselling Services is grateful to be receiving a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and KW Community Foundation to help us provide additional counselling to LGBTQ2+ youth through our OK2BME program. During the pandemic, demand for these specialized services has risen dramatically as LGBTQ2+ youth are unable to access the community and school supports that they would usually rely on.

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The Pride Flag

posted by Scott Williams

The Rainbow Flag or Pride Flag has been in the local news quite a bit lately.  In June 2017, our partners at the WRDSB decided to fly the Pride Flag at all of their schools to celebrate Pride Month.  A few flags were vandalized or stolen and the flags triggered many discussions between those who applauded the action and those who opposed it.  This month, Harold Albrecht MP made a statement that Pride flags should not have flown on the same masts as Canadian flags.  At some schools this happened because the school only had one flag pole.

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Explaining Same-Sex Families to Kids

posted by Scott Williams

According to Stats Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, there were 64,575 same-sex couple families in Canada in 2011 (up 42.4% from 2006). That same year, 9,600 children were living with same-sex parents.  Here are some tips for answering questions and having conversations with kids.

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