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Get to Know Us: Crystabel Neilson

Crystabel uses her lived experience and advocacy to offer support to LGBT2SQ clients navigating mental health challenges and homelessness. Crystabel knows the challenges of being transgender. When she transitioned, she lost her job and her apartment. She chose to return

The House That Joy Built: A Spotlight on Community Support

For over 30 years, Dr. Heyding and Dr. Pritchard have been dedicating their time to vulnerable women at LOFT’s 416 Community Support for Women program. LOFT’s 416 Community Support for Women (“The 416”), is a drop-in centre providing daily meals,

Get to Know Us: Diane Tsai

Diane goes above and beyond to ensure that every employee is paid on time. Diane Tsai, LOFT’s Payroll and Benefits Administrator, is passionate about both her job and the nonprofit sector. “I enjoy the environment at LOFT,” she says. “My

Unwavering Support: Artnell’s Story

LOFT’s John Gibson House is a supportive housing program for some of the most vulnerable adults in our community. Clients receive assistance for health and medical concerns, mental illness, substance abuse problems and other related issues. Artnell was referred to

Comprehensive Health Care Support: Salomi’s Story

Salomi requires support to manage her health. She gets the help she needs at LOFT’s Crosslinks Seniors Housing and Support Services. Salomi was born and raised in Guiana, South America. Her husband was a tax consultant, and she would help

Trans-Forming in Canada: Lula’s Story

Lula moved to Canada to escape LGBT2SQ discrimination. With the help of a caring Community Support Worker, Lula is now living an independent and dignified life. Lula, a transgender woman from Yemen, came to Canada as a refugee.  She escaped

Get to Know Us: Erika Davidson

Erika reveals the barriers her clients face when trying to access support services, particularly during the “new normal” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erika is a Community Support Worker with LOFT’s Wilkinson Housing and Support Services program.  She assists

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