Finding light in the darkness

Marcel spent three long solitary nights in a downtown Toronto park when he first came to Canada. He remembers assuming that this would simply be what life was like in his new country. He recalls gazing at the stars overhead–their beauty and constancy in contrast to his own uncertainty.

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Rising above hate

Before Nathaniel was old enough to understand why, he was tormented for being gay. He grew up in a large family on a small Caribbean island. From a tender age, he was verbally abused and spoken to in an explicit way. Everywhere he went, he was called “anti-man”, the local gay slur. Before he could [...]

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Bridging cultures

Every day, I walk in through our main doors not knowing what lies ahead; but I do know one thing for certain – I will learn something new today. I am astonished by the immense diversity that is represented by the many youth who access our services. Wouldn’t it be lovely to be whisked away [...]

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A parent’s sacrifice

Bina’s parents gave her the ultimate gift—a chance to begin a new life across the world. Bina’s parents adored their sweet, bright-eyed daughter. She was the only light in their lives. When her life was threatened, they risked everything to save her.

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