Monthly Meetings (Ongoing)
Join us at our monthly drop-in meetings to talk, have a coffee, or just to listen. All are welcome!
When: First Tuesday of every month. However please note that the next meeting will be on Tuesday January 8, 2019 (not January 1).
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)
February 19, 2019 – PFLAG Mississauga Speaker Series
Information on the topic and presenters is still to come, so please check in again soon. This is an educational event and everyone is welcome. It will be held at the East Mississauga Community Health Centre. Food and refreshments will be provided from 6:45-7:15pm and then the interactive session will occur from 7:15-8:45pm. We will be requesting an RSVP due to limited space.
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
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.