Sent via email Oct. 7, 2022
Dear Candidates and Mayor D’Eon,
Mayors, councillors and school trustees have the power to enact policies and programs that create a safe and inclusive community: A place where everyone feels welcome to live, work, and visit.
Sadly, this is often not the case for Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people:
Pflag Renfrew County (an official chapter of Pflag Canada) offers peer support and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ people, along with family members and others who wish to grow in their understanding and allyship. We invite you to share your position on 2SLGBTQ issues by responding to the questions below. We’ll share your answers with our members and on our website at www.pflagrenfrewcounty.ca.
Jill Holroyd (she/her)
Pflag Renfrew County
Brie Birdsell (she/her)
The Deep River Queer Connection
Data sources: Statistics Canada, Egale Canada, Homeless Hub, Canadian Medical Association Journal