Pieces to Pathways selected as recipient for Laidlaw Foundation’s 2016 Youth-Led Community Change Program

Pieces to Pathways is excited and humbled to announce that P2P has been selected to be a recipient of the Laidlaw Foundation‘s 2016 Youth-Led Community Change Program. The P2P team is looking forward to meeting with the full roster of grant recipients. More details to come and news to come!

“Through the Youth-led Community Change Program, Laidlaw provides support to youth-led groups and organizations to identify and address issues affecting their communities in meaningful new ways. The program’s objective is to motivate and encourage young people to brainstorm community issues that are relevant and immediate to their lives and take action and bring attention to those issues. Applicants may request a minimum of $5000 and to a maximum of $25,000 in funding.”

Please visit Laidlaw Foundation’s website for more info about the program: www.laidlawfdn.org

Pieces to Pathways​ was highlighted in CAMH’s Spring 2016 Newsletter along with Dr. Alex Abramovich

Pieces to Pathways (P2P) was highlighted in CAMH’s Spring 2016 Newsletter along with Dr. Alex Abramovich. The article covers the work done by Dr. Abramovich and P2P to build culturally specific services for LGBTQ youth.

Check out P2P at the bottom section titled “A new substance use support program for LGBTQ youth”. Please see below for a link of the article:

Striving to end LGBTQ youth homelessness

“P2P is ready to deliver services to support queer and trans youth with their substance use,” says Geoffrey Wilson, Co-founder of P2P, along with Tim McConnell. “Our initial observations revealed that program participants really appreciated having a space to talk about their substance use as it relates to their gender and sexuality, while also knowing that the facilitators were queer and/or trans and had their own experiences with addiction, substance use and recovery. We try our best so that queer and trans youth get the support they want and have their experiences affirmed, not denied.”