Finding Rainbows Summit Nov 7, 2017



Addressing Social Isolation in the LGBT2SQ+ Community of Manitoba


WINNIPEG, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 - It is estimated that there are 13,000 LGBT2SQ+ seniors in the province. Considering their families, caregivers, senior serving agencies, and the larger society (including non-seniors), it is difficult to quantify all those who will benefit from this summit. 

Aging members of the LGBT community are: 

• Twice as likely to live alone. • Half as likely to have life partners or significant others. • Half as likely to have no close relatives to call for help. • Four times less likely to have children to help them.
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)

This summit, presented by Rainbow Resource Centre, will be the first of its kind in Manitoba. It is sponsored by the Rainbow Resource Centre and is funded in part by New Horizons for Seniors Program. The summit will facilitate community building within the aging LGBT2SQ+ community and with family, friends, caregivers and agencies that provide support by providing a space to connect, share experiences, and express needs. Topics will include: Social Isolation, Health Services, Personal Safety, Legal Issues and Housing Options.

Presenters include: Keynote by Bill Richardson, broadcaster and author; Robert Giesbrecht, Pitblado; Roger Tam, Our Own Health Centre; Mike Tutthill, Rainbow Resource Centre; Dr. Reece Malone, Sexuality Consultants and Support Services Manitoba

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:30 - 4:30pm (social events to follow)
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
Registration: General $55, Corporation/Non-profit: $100

Happy Hour (Cash bar), Dinner ($20) and Dance ($5) will follow the Summit and are open to the public. Entertainment by Deborah Romeyn and Trial By Fire. Tickets available at Rainbow Resource Centre, 170 Scott Street, Winnipeg, MB 204-474-0212 ext. 255.


Rainbow Resource Centre offers support to the LGBT2SQ+ community in the form of counselling, education and programming for individuals ranging from children through 55+. The Centre also supports families, friends and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals. 

For Interviews and more information, contact:
Dr. Kathy Jones, chair, Finding Rainbows
(204) 806-6001 or

Roberta Bishop, Rainbow Resource Centre
(204) 474-0212 x 211 or