JustChange is thrilled to announce our February 2016 grantee: Kind! Kind is a space for LGBTTQ+ communities in Ottawa. Offering a wide variety of services, from counselling to education programs to the Purrfect Café, Kind is an inclusive and welcoming space for people and communities of all kinds: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans., non-binary, Two Spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, QTBIPoC, youth, adults, seniors, elders. Kind provides a diverse, protective and nonjudgmental environment for talking, learning, laughing, napping, petting cats, sharing food, hanging out, finding community and simply being.
Kind believes everyone on the human sexuality and gender spectrum should be celebrated and supported. Kind actively works to deconstruct oppressive structures, speaking up loudly and proudly. This means educating students, teachers and parents, talking to the media, and advising government how to ensure the rights of all people.
JustChange is proud to support Kind’s continued activities. This will include a spa day for trans folks involving haircuts, nails, and makeup in support of their mission of inclusion and self-love. The funds will also be used to further support the training and workshops that Kind already provides.
Join us in celebrating Kind and the important work they do in Ottawa’s community. JustDrinks will be held on February 9, 6PM at Share Freehouse, 327 Somerset St W.
Share Freehouse has graciously offered to donate a percentage of the nights sales directly to Kind. So come and drink lots —responsibly!!! Walk or take transit. RSVP today!