Gerry Croteau (with the great bow tie!) is the Executive Director for the
Gilbert Centre in Barrie, ON. Gerry shares:
For the LGBTQ community, there is programming, information,
parenting support, HIV teaching—the whole gamut! There is a website,
people to call and talk to and a variety of programs. There is important information that parents and teachers may not have!
We also network and partner with other organizations such as CMHA
(Canadian Mental Health Association) and public health. We are entrenched in
the Simcoe/Muskoka community.
Gerry and I had a fun and spicy conversation on my ROGERStv show,
“Real Life Talks.” Tune in here:
The Gilbert Centre takes a broad, social determinants approach to our
work that is based in social justice, health equity and human rights. We see
to engage individuals, families, organizations, institutions and communities as partners and collaborators in the work we undertake.
We are committed to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA). We engage all
those who live, work with and are affected by HIV/AIDS and their allies in a culture of inclusivity intended to foster an expanding and inclusive approach
that embraces those living with HIV in all their diversity and circumstances.
The Gilbert Centre recognizes and respects all human rights, identities, and experiences. People who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, two spirit, and all
queer and trans people are welcomed and supported.
Gerry, Thank you for all that you do to empower and educate people!
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