Events

Monthly Meetings (Ongoing)

Join us for a drop-in meeting, held monthly in both Mississauga and Brampton, to talk, have a coffee, or just to listen. All are welcome!

Mississauga 

When:  First Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday Sept 3, 2019.

Time:   7:15 pm to 8:45 pm

Location:    East Mississauga Community Health Centre                                                            2555 Dixie Road, Unit #7, Mississauga, L4Y 4C4                                                        s.e. corner of Dixie and Dundas (2-storey building behind Esso)                          Community Room on 2nd floor (accessible by stairs + elevator)

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Brampton

When:  Third Thursday of every month beginning Thursday Sept 19, 2019. 

Time:   7:15 pm to 8:45 pm

Location:    Community Door (next to Wok of Fame restaurant)                                                 7700 Hurontario St, Suite 601, Brampton, L6Y 4M3                                                   in City South Plaza at Ray Lawson and Hurontario                                                   Boardroom of  Moyo Health and Community Services

 

 

Upcoming Event

Please keep checking in for our fall 2019 educational events and movie nights. 

Past Events                                               

February 2019 PFLAG Mississauga Speaker Series: My LGBTQ Child and My Faith:  Do I Have To Choose Between Them?

Parents of LGBTQ children often feel that their faith is being challenged
when their child comes out to them. However there are an increasing
number of faith groups who are reconsidering their traditional stance
and have become inclusive and welcoming of LGBTQ individuals.  Guest speakers Joanne Hedge, Minister of Applewood United Church in Mississauga, and Laura Wolfson, former Educator and Cantor of Temple Anshe Sholom (Reform Judaism) in Hamilton provided insights about the changes occurring within their own communities. We also viewed a TEDx Talk by El–Farouk Khaki, co-founder and Imam of El-Tawhid Juma Circle in Toronto. Thank you to the EMCHC for offering their Community Room for the event.

Oct 2018  PFLAG Mississauga Speaker Series: Mental Health Issues Affecting LGBTQ Individuals and Their Families  

On Oct 23 Will Rowe provided participants with information about depression, anxiety, and suicide risks for LGBTQ individuals. Will, MSW (Master, Social Work), is a community health worker at the East Mississauga Community Health Centre, a trans man and a parent. Will shared his story, as did a mother of a trans youth, and a young transman. Thank you to the EMCHC for offering their Community Room for the event.

July 2018  Pride BBQ Event hosted by the      East Mississauga Community Health Centre

On July 14  PFLAG Mississauga  enjoyed a fun afternoon that included  good food, watching great performances, and talking with visitors who stopped by to say hi.

July 2018 Peel Pride – Brampton

On July 8  PFLAG Mississauga was pleased to be a part of Brampton’s first Pride event that included  live entertainment, art and performances, and a variety of community exhibitors.

June 2018 PFLAG Mississauga Speaker Series: What Does It Mean to be Two-Spirited?

On June 19 Seán Kinsella provided participants with insight into what  it means to be Two-Spirited with a cultural and historical perspective. Seán is a First Nations individual who holds a Masters Degree in Education and is an educator, program coordinator, and a writer. Thank you to the East Mississauga Community Health Centre for offering their Community Room for the event.

Summerfest 2018 hosted by Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre

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On June 23 PFLAG Mississauga set up a booth next to other community organizations in the arena at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre. Wendie and Carolyn enjoyed the music, dance performances, food, and meeting the individuals and families who stopped by to say hi.

 

June 2018 Scotiabank Pride event

PFLAG Mississauga was invited to speak at a Lunch and Learn at Scotiabank’s corporate office in Mississauga on June 14  about The Importance of Allies. Many thanks to Scotiabank for their generous donation.

 

 March 2018 Movie night

Screening of “Gender Revolution”, a National Geographic documentary on Tuesday March 20 at the East Mississauga Community Health Centre. Thank you to all who were able to attend and be a part of the evening. And thank you to Tanzina, manager at  the EMCHC, for providing the pizza and the comfortable space to show the film.

Mayfield Secondary School, Brampton

PFLAG Mississauga participated in the school’s Mental Health Day on 26 Feb 2018. Many thanks to the principal James Kardash and parent council for the invitation.

Wendie at Mayfield