Our events are usually on Wednesday every 6 weeks from 4-7pm. All of our events are casual and fun with lots of opportunities for new connections. We strive to create a safe space free of judgement in which all voices are honored with respect and confidentiality. We value inclusion, accessibility and diversity in our work together.
Events are a mix of:
- Experiential dating exercises
- Peer-to-peer discussions
- Fun social hangouts
- Games, food and drinks!
At Let’s Get Real, we take the self-advocates’ slogan “nothing about us without us” to heart in our practice. None of our work is possible without the support and ideas of our participants and self-advocates. We are committed to creating exciting opportunities for members to be a part of the project, and own it, by contributing their leadership skills, passions, and by participating in our monthly planning meetings as well. Please email us at LGR@buildingcaringcommunities.ca for more details.
All of our discussions are hosted in buildings that are wheelchair accessible. For our social events, we commit to work with accessible and inclusive businesses. We seek to remove physical, financial and social barriers wherever possible to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to access community space. We are also committed to an inclusive vision of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. For feedback, more information and to discuss your specific needs, please feel free to drop us a line.
Let’s Get Real is held on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam/xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Squamish/Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, & Tsleil-Waututh/Sel̓íl̓witulh. Recognizing and acknowledging that we are on these lands is important to us. We support efforts to further Indigenous solidarity and especially the well-being of two-spirited folks.
How do I reserve a spot at your upcoming event?
You can always reserve a spot at an upcoming event by sending an email to us at LGR@buildingcaringcommunities.ca If you are on our Facebook group, you can RSVP by clicking “going” in the event page.
How do I get involved in planning/hosting the events?
The Let’s Get Real team usually meets every month to reflect, discuss ideas and plan for upcoming events. Our planning meetings are open to all LGR members and self-advocates. We would love to hear your opinions and work together to create fun opportunities for you to get involved in with us. Please email us at LGR@buildingcaringcommunities.ca for more details about our upcoming planning meetings.
Does it cost money to attend Let’s Get Real events?
All of our discussions are free to attend. For our social events, there might be a cost associated with the activity. In those cases, members are expected to cover their own costs. Whenever possible, we work with disability agencies and social service organizations to reduce financial barriers by providing complimentary or reduced-price tickets to our members.
>Can I attend Let’s Get Real with my support worker?
Let’s Get Real is a space reserved for self-advocates and often our members feel more comfortable and free to share their stories without the presence of support workers and/or family members. If you need to bring someone along for support, please let us know in advance.
Connect With Us:
For more information, please email LGR@buildingcaringcommunities.ca to join our email list and get updated about our upcoming events.