We Advocate for changes to Canadian policy and legislation.....
What is RARICANow
RaricaNow is a non-profit organization with the sole aim of Promoting Human Rights for all LGBTIQ+ refugees and newcomers in Canada, raise awareness about the current gaps in service and struggles for this unique population.
The mission of RARICANow is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community.Empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
Were have got prenty of programs for the community.
Legal Aid for Refugees
Raricanow being a non-profit organization, all work don’t at the organization is free all because we have a strong backbone supporting the cause and the organization's vision. Our lovely partners come through for the community with funds, Health, Advocacy, fundraising, and many more.
RaricaNow is a very caring growing family that reaches out, supports and builds their community, ensuring that everyone feels welcomed, and has access to resources and safe community space.
Speaking as a Black Queer Non-binary person who has been invited by Rarica to speak about Trans and non-binary Mental health ...during the Trans week of remembrance That took place from 16th-20th November in Edmonton, where I was graced to be the guest of honour and we shed light and created awareness about mental health struggles with in the Black Trans Queer and Non-binary community. RaricaNow create and holds for us Queer and trans refugees to share our art, celebrate our existence and look after each other while also paying Black Trans Queer folks for their work and energy, while educating the rest of the communities about inclusivity and anti-racism/ Transphobic policies and ideologies, while holding sacred healing spaces for All LGBTQI+ Refugees. This has been remarkably supportive for the Queer Trans communities in Alberta, Canada and touched hearts in other countries across the continent especially me.
Resources and Community
Coming from a Caribbean country to Edmonton was a very nerve-wracking experience. For me, RaricaNow was/is a tower of strength, a beacon of hope in the community. RaricaNow provided me with a safe space in which I could express myself and could find support.
My experience thus far has been good with RARICAnow. I felt a warm welcome when I joined the organization. Our leader Chris Adebayo has been of great support to me and others. The Organization continues to reinvent itself and tries to connect with the populace it serves. Our leader continues to make fearless strides in the fight for equality for all members of our community.
Hi, my name is Dantae Tulloch. Im a black transgender male who was diagnaosed with severe depression and anxiety about 5years ago and a few years after PTSD.
Living with mental illness has made my day to day life very challenging, there has been days when i really couldn't help myself to get to my job...
due to dealing with severe illnesses such as mental health; because of my illness and not being able to make it to work, i started to fall behind on paying my rent, buying food and keeping up to my bills all while taking care of myself.
I lost my job and started to feel very hopeless until I was able to receive financial help through RARICANOW funding.
RARICANOW provided me with funding to help with my rent so i wouldn't end up homeless and also funding for my mental health.
Receiving help through raricanow provided me with more hope to live a little bit longer because i now know that there are people out there that cares for a transgender individial like myself that struggles with mental health.
Housing and financial Support
But ever since I joined RARICAnow, my life and experience has been very comforting and supported, that is call this group my family.
I felt home the way I was welcomed when I joined this organization.
The distinctive leader Chris Adebayo is very compassionate to all the members in the group I chat with....
RARICAnow continues to do such great work to connect with us all at anytime we reach out for support, especially our leader continues with his commitment and dedication to advocate for our equality in our community. - Anonymous
Several hundred Calgarians rallied in solidarity with people in cities across Canada to defund the police and redistribute funds into community supports.
The local rally began at Sien Lok Park in Calgary’s core on Saturday afternoon before participants marched through the downtown streets to city hall — pausing at busy intersections with their fists in the air while chanting “Black Lives Matter,” “Black Trans Lives Matter” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”.
CALGARY (CITY NEWS) – Calgarians took part in a nationwide protest Saturday afternoon in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The rally saw hundreds of protesters march from Sien Lok Park in Chinatown toward City Hall.
The demonstration was organized by groups Black Trans Lives Matter and DefundYYC, with the help of Idle No More.