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Supporting the Rainbow Refuge Program

Join in the celebration of strength and encouragement as Riyaz Sharan of RSS Designs collaborates with visionary artists Robin Good, Agatha Lidia Chacinski, Mars Art, Zeph Mind, Amanda Shultz, June Gould, Jen McLeod Suzanne Foss and Garth Wiebe in this year's Pride Postcard Fundraiser. Together, they pay tribute to the vibrant spirit of Pride month while providing vital support to marginalized communities within the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

Experience the transformative power of art as these talented individuals champion inclusivity and empower those in need. By participating in this fundraiser, you directly uplift and support the well-being of LGBTQ+ minorities.

As Riyaz marks the remarkable fifth year of this significant initiative, he expresses heartfelt gratitude to the extraordinary collaborating artists whose contributions embody the themes of strength and encouragement, inspiring us all.

Secure your exclusive Pride pack—a collection of postcards, stickers, magnets, and greeting cards, each a testament to the resilience and beauty of the LGBTQ+ community. This year's theme is "Be Apologetically You." For only $30 (plus GST), including shipping, this collection provides the perfect canvas for sharing moments of pride and celebration.

Even if circumstances prevent you from making a purchase, you can still make a meaningful impact. Show your support by making a donation, empowering the Rainbow Refuge Program to continue its transformative work in providing a safe haven for LGBTQ+ individuals facing unique challenges.

Let's come together to create a world that embraces diversity, celebrates individuality, and uplifts every member of the LGBTQ+ community. Secure your exclusive Pride Postcard pack now and be an integral part of this impactful movement.

A HUGE thank you to nexGen Grafix for being the print sponsor for this project!

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About the Rainbow Refuge Program

Experience the transformative impact of the Rainbow Refuge Program, a remarkable initiative by the Newcomer Centre. This program is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ newcomers by fostering a sense of community, reducing social isolation, and building connections that become their chosen family.


Through the Newcomer Centre Rainbow Refuge Program, LGBTQ+ newcomers receive invaluable guidance and resources to navigate their new lives in Canada. From learning about Canadian life and healthcare to exploring topics that promote wellbeing, this program equips individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive.


Embracing the power of regular social interactions, the program creates opportunities for LGBTQ+ newcomers to form meaningful connections, gain confidence, and forge positive memories. It serves as a vital support system, addressing challenges and providing relevant local information to help individuals navigate and embrace their LGBTQ+ identities within the broader local community.


Join us in supporting the Rainbow Refuge Program as it empowers LGBTQ+ newcomers, offering them a welcoming space to find support, build friendships, and embrace their journey in a new land. Together, we can create a stronger, more inclusive community that celebrates diversity and fosters understanding.

Meet The Artists

Meet The Artists
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