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The is a meeting place and focus for its vital and varied downtown community. Within a supportive environment it responds to community issues and needs by supplying the resources and opportunities to foster self-determination. It is committed to principles of accessibility, voluntarism, individual dignity and value, participation and celebration. Around the Rainbow works with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two spirit, and queer LGBTTQ community, and allies, to support diverse families in childcare, preschools, schools in the greater Ottawa area. We focus on those who serve 0 to 6-year-olds. This organization strives to serve all genders and sexual orientations no matter where the individuals fall on the continuum.
Saewyc leads the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre SARAVYC whose research focuses on how stigma and trauma influence the health of marginalized young people, and what protective factors and interventions can foster resilience. Populations include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two Spirit LGBTQ2S teens; runaway and homeless youth; sexually abused and sexually-exploited adolescents; and Indigenous young people in Canada and other countries. My research focuses on health issues of youth, with a particular emphasis on how stigma, violence and trauma affect adolescent health and risk behaviours, and the environmental assets and protective factors that foster resilience among vulnerable young people in spite of stigma and trauma. These populations include: sexual minority youth gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens , homeless and runaway youth, sexually abused and sexually-exploited teens, pregnant and parenting adolescents, youth in custody, immigrant youth, and indigenous young people in Canada and other countries. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer and questioning LGBTQ youth have well-documented health inequities, mostly attributable to societal stigma and marginalization and its related risks of rejection and violence, as well as lower social support.
Since , when the Province of British Columbia announced the legalization of same-sex marriage, Vancouver and Victoria have become favored sites for gay and lesbian weddings. Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout Canada. Information about the process is listed on the invaluable www.