LGTB Generations Project

LGTB Generations Project Ph (604) 684-8449

Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual (LGTB) Generations Project:
Serving and Supporting Ageing and Older LGTB People aged 45+ and Bringing Generations Together.

Chris Morrissey
Program Coordinator

LGTB Generations Project Ph (604) 684-8449

The LGTB Generations Project - based on a partnership between The Centre and Service Options of Family Services of Greater Vancouver - reflects an exciting and innovative approach to age specific service delivery, education, and community development.

Maryn Liddell
Program Facilitator


Here is an overview of what we offer:

LGTB Community Activities

Support/Discussion Groups
o Life Transitions – (Support group exploring various life transitions, such as grief, retirement, loss of physical mobility, etc)
o Catching our Breath – (Support group for smoking cessation)
o Chronically Queer – (Support/discussion group by the Generations Project and Education and Outreach, for LGTB people with chronic health conditions)

Social Activities
o Over the Rainbow Social Club – (A bi-monthly social and games club)
o Fruity Flick Fridays – (A free monthly movie night)
o Twisted Cooks – (Monthly cooking group)

Educational Workshops
o Representation Agreements
o Benefits of Laughter
o Memory and Ageing

Special Events
o Honouring Our Elders – (Annual High Tea celebration for LGTB people 65+)
o Dances
o Intergenerational Activities – (Various intergenerational activities, such as bowling, in partnership with The Centre’s Gab youth services)

Educational Workshops
o In-service for Home Support Workers/Care Aid
o Training for new professionals – Social Workers, Nurses, Care Aids
o Health Care Professionals

Organizational Development
The LGTB Generations Project works with senior serving agencies to develop strategies and models for change that will meet needs in different settings, including:
o Residential Care Facilities
o Assisted Living
o Seniors Centres

To make arrangements for a workshop or a consultation regarding Organizational Development to become more inclusive of LGTB people, call Chris at 604 684-8449 or email [email protected]. This is a free service.

Rainbow Connections Mentoring Program
Rainbow Connections endeavors to provide a framework for intergenerational one-to-one supportive relationships. The intention of Rainbow Connections is to match individuals of different generations with each other according to individual needs and interests. This will provide support to either younger or newer members of the LGTB communities as well as to ageing/older and disabled members of the LGTB communities. It will help “bridge the generation gap” within the LGTB communities and contribute to building healthy relationships and communities.

You may apply to be a:
1. Mentor: Adults to Youth
2. Resource Volunteer: Youth and/or Adults to Adults.

Rainbow Connections is directed at:
o LGTB Youth aged 16-25, who would like an LGTB adult mentor
o LGTB Adult aged 26+ who would like to mentor an LGTB Youth.
o Ageing/older or disabled LGTB individuals who would like to be connected with a Resource Volunteer as a way to connect with the LGTB community through phone calls, visits, etc…
o LGTB Youth of Adult who would like to spend time with an ageing/older or disabled person, providing various support and resources.

For more information on how to get involved or receive these services, please call Maryn at 604 684-8449 or email [email protected].

Service Options Counselling

Provided by Family Services of Greater Vancouver.
Counselling is available for:
o LGTB youth (16-25)
o Ageing and older LGTB people (55+)
Services provided by gay or lesbian counsellors.
Fees are charged on a sliding scale according to annual income.
For more information call 604 731-4951 and ask for an intake worker for Service Options Program.

To download a copy of our monthly calendar in PDF format, please click here.