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Statement to demand a vote to pass Bill C-6 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

posted by KWCS Staff

Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling Services (KWCS) is standing with the multitude of voices demanding the Senate reconvene to vote on and pass Bill C-6 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy). This Bill passed in the House of Commons on June 22nd but has been stalled in the Senate. It sits in limbo, with danger of dying if a federal election is called before a Senate vote.  

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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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