Since 2012, Reaching Out Winnipeg, which is our local sponsorship organization, has brought seven LGBTQ refugees into the community. They're all well settled, as far as we know from the updates we've received. One of the sponsorships did receive direct funding through Rainbow Refugee to help cover the cost for one of those people. There is definitely an appetite to continue sponsorship, and we are seeing a response from our community. I think from our end it's kind of twofold, because we want to see folks settling folks here, doing private sponsorships, but also making sure that we have the capacities we need in order to do proper settlement into LGBTQ communities. As I mentioned, some of the nuances around settling LGBT folks are different than might be found in a traditional settlement service agency.
On May 15th, 2017. See this statement in context.