Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and offer services, information, programs and resources, in addition to protecting and defending the legal, social and economic rights of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and those with undetermined status) from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQIA+) communities, all in a spirit of solidarity.

AGIR works hand-in-hand with concerned individuals, and with lawyers, psychologists, social workers, community workers and actors in various levels of government, both federal and provincial authorities in the fields of immigration, refugee status and citizenship.

Our Belief

  • We believe everyone deserves to live a life free of violence, threat, fear and coercion.
  • We believe that everyone is equal regardless of their migrant status.
  • We believe in social, political and economic rights for all migrants.
  • We believe all types of families have the right to stay together.
  • We are aware of and working against systems of intersecting oppressions, including, but not limited to, patriarchy, misogyny, racism, colonialism, xenophobia, ableism, classism, heterosexism, cissexism, transphobia, homophobia, etc.

Our Approach

  • We apply an anti-oppressive, non-judgemental and person-centred approach.
  • We cultivate a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment where everyone feels safe(r) and secure.
  • We build community with the participation of LGBTQIA+ migrants.
  • Our decision making process is informed and guided by the experiences and needs of LGBTQIA+ migrants.
  • We apply the principles of consensus-based decision making and community organizing.
  • We respect and value all individuals’ journeys, skills, knowledge and contributions.
  • We are committed to working in solidarity with organizations and groups that can help us achieve our vision.
  • We are accountable to our members, collaborators and allies.

Code of Ethics

This code of ethics is intended for AGIR personnel (board members, employees, interns, volunteers, etc.) with respect to relationships with each other and those accessing AGIR services/programs.

  • I adhere to and promote AGIR’s mission, objectives, basis of unity and this code of ethics
  • I will adhere to all AGIR policies, procedures and guidelines
  • I will follow through on my responsibilities to AGIR and fulfill my duties to the best of my ability
  • I will communicate with AGIR as soon as I notice that I cannot fulfil my duties
  • I will respect all AGIR personnel in addition to AGIR members and anyone accessing our services/programs
  • I will participate in building an inclusive and welcoming environment within AGIR
  • I will not harass (physical, sexual, psychological) or discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, class, religion, age, ethic origin, sexual orientation or gender identity
  • I will endeavour to be anti-oppressive and nonjudgemental towards others
  • I will strive to represent AGIR in an accurate and responsible manner
  • I will maintain confidentiality by not divulging personal information that I have access to from my affiliation with AGIR (refer to AGIR policies)
  • I will not engage in sexual relations with individuals that AGIR is supporting
  • I will not use my role at AGIR as a means of intimidation, coercion or any other abuse of power over others

Our Story

AGIR was born in 2008 during the collective dialogue of various members from the MultiMundo Coalition, a coalition of ethnic and racialized LGBTQIA+ organizations (and their allies), who worked to address the issues LGBTQIA+ ethnic and racialized communities (GLAM, Helem, Ethnoculture, Arc-en-ciel d'Afrique, etc.). It was officially an Association in 2009 and transitioned into a non-profit organization in 2011. Currently, AGIR is run by a small team of 10-20 Montrealers, including a working board of directors, support team volunteers and a support coordinator and a training coordinator.

Montréal, Québec, H2L 2Y4



Numéro d'entreprise du Québec (NEQ): 1167481457

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COVID-19 Service Update



English below, español abajo, العربية بالأسفل 

En raison de soucis liés au COVID, veuillez ne pas vous présenter au bureau sans rendez-vous. Vous pouvez nous appeler et laisser un message vocal, nous envoyer un SMS ou un message WhatsApp, du lundi au jeudi de 10h à 16h.. Nous écouterons les messages quotidiennement et vous répondrons dans les plus brefs délais. Veuillez noter que le moyen le plus rapide pour nous joindre est toujours par courriel soutien.support@agirmontreal.org Veuillez aussi noter que ce numéro de téléphone n'est pas une ligne d’écoute. Pour les urgences, vous pouvez contacter le 911.

Due to COVID-related concerns, please do not come to the office without an appointment. You can call us and leave a voice message, send us a text message or WhatsApp, from Monday to Thursday from 10 am until 4 pm. We will be listening to messages daily and getting back to you as soon as possible. Please note that the fastest way to reach us is still by email (soutien.support@agirmontreal.org). Please note that this phone number is not a hotline. For emergencies, you can contact 911.

Debido a los inconvenientes relacionados con COVID, no venga a la oficina sin una cita, Puedes llamarnos y dejar un mensaje de voz, enviarnos un mensaje de texto o WhatsApp, de lunes a jueves de 10 am a 4 pm.. Escucharemos los mensajes todos los días y nos pondremos en contacto con usted lo antes posible. Tenga en cuenta que la forma más rápida de comunicarse con nosotros sigue siendo por correo electrónico (soutien.support@agirmontreal.org).

نظرا لوضع كوفيد، يرجى عدم الحضور إلى المكتب من دون موعد. يمكنكم الاتصال بنا وترك رسالة صوتية ، أو إرسال رسالة نصية إلينا أو واتس أب، من الإثنين إلى الخميس من الساعة ١٠ صباحا إلى ٤ عصرا.
سوف يتم الاستماع إلى الرسائل يوميًا والرد عليكم في أسرع وقت ممكن .
يُرجى العلم بأن أسرع طريقة للتواصل معنا هي مازالت عبر البريد الإلكتروني (soutien.support@agirmontreal.org).
يُرجى العلم أيضا أن رقم الهاتف هذا ليس خطاً ساخناً. لحالات الطوارئ ، يمكنكم الاتصال برقم ٩١١.