For those hoping to schedule some time to talk with or learn from our team privately, we invite you to consider scheduling an appointment for Peer Support or Queer Support.

 

Peer Support

What is Peer Support?

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife's Peer Support is a time where people can access support from a fellow queer or trans person, generally our Executive Director or volunteers, to talk about any personal struggles or aspects of their life that they wish to talk about.

Reasons why people might be looking to access our Peer Support can vary, but here are just some examples:

  • A Christian teenager thinks he might be gay, and is having a hard time reconciling his identity with his faith
  • A 14 year old genderqueer youth doesn't know how to explain their gender to their parents or friends
  • A lesbian woman got kicked out of her apartment by her landlord for being queer and doesn't know what to do

This is different from counselling or other professional support in that the individual who is often providing the support does not require any professional training. This is a service that we provide free of charge to all queer and trans people in Yellowknife or visiting Yellowknife.

If you're hoping to access Peer Support, we ask that you schedule an appointment. You can contact our Executive Director at 867-445-5878 over the phone or over text to schedule an appointment, or you can send us an email here.

Queer Support

What is Queer Support?

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife's (RCYK) Queer Support is an opportunity for all members of our community (queer, trans, straight or cisgender) can access support from the RCYK team to gain more knowledge about queer or trans issues that they might be navigating in their own life, professionally, personally or romantically.

Reasons why people might be looking to access our Queer Support can vary, but here are just some examples:

  • A friend wants to learn how to better support a friend who just came out
  • A parent has difficulty with understanding their child's queer identity
  • A community member wants to be better at recognizing homophobia 

This is different from counselling or other professional support in that the individual who is often providing the support does not require any professional training. We invite any individual who accesses this support to make a donation to help us better be able to support queer and trans youth in our community.

If you're hoping to access Queer Support, we ask that you schedule an appointment. You can contact our Executive Director at 867-445-5878 over the phone or over text to schedule an appointment, or you can send us an email here.