As refugees, Amin and his family accessed United Way partners that offered settlement services – easing their transition to Canada. Decades later during his coming out process, Amin sought support once again through a United Way-funded LGBTQ+ group.
Amin says it’s important to have resources available to support the LGBTQ+ community on their journeys.
“Regardless if you’re gay, or straight, or transgender – you will always have challenges and it’s important to persevere,” he says. “The one piece of advice I have for others in a similar situation is to just to talk to someone – find one person or one community organization who can help you on your path.”
Path to Pride is raising funds for vital local programs that support LGTBQ+ kids, families and seniors. Funds raised will support programs at Ten Oaks Project, Family Services Ottawa, and Ottawa Senior Pride Network.