Explainer: What is Chosen Family?

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This resource was made possible through the financial support of the Canadian Red Cross and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

You may have heard of the term “chosen family”, but not sure of exactly what it means or how it can impact you? During the pandemic many people lost access to their support groups and chosen family due to quarantining restrictions. Now more than ever, 2SLGBTQ+ youth rely on their chosen family to uplift them and provide a nurturing environment for them to flourish.

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