Priorities & Projects

Sense of Belonging

With funding from IRCC, TCLIP has conducted research on the sense of belonging of LGBTQIA+ immigrants in the Tri-Cities. We have heard from our community that there is a need to collect data, to better understand LGBTQIA+ immigrants’ priorities, and identify best practices around inclusion of these groups of newcomers. Using an equity, diversity and inclusion framework, TCLIP is committed to amplifying the voices of equity-deserving groups to support their sense of belonging in the community. This research project aimed to engage the voices of those with lived experience in the research development process, and to create safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ immigrants to identify how the community can support their needs that could lead to an increased sense of belonging.

Read the current research here.