Kailer’s so long letter to Chroma

As this summer comes to an end, so does my time working with Chroma NB. I started last summer as an intern, helping out with marketing and social media as well as the drop-in space for youth, and was fortunate enough to be kept on after my internship ended. Over the past year I’ve beenContinue reading “Kailer’s so long letter to Chroma”

Strengthen your relationships with #SpeakOUT!

Starting on August 18, Chroma NB received support from Egale Canada and invited youth to embrace artistic expression, while learning about consent, through SpeakOUT. Knowing that 2SLGBTQIA+ people are at higher risk of gender based violence, and that this can be mitigated through conversations and education for youth, the project was for 2SLGBTQIA+ and allyContinue reading “Strengthen your relationships with #SpeakOUT!”

Expressions of Pride: Youth and Educators React to Policy 713

Our campaign “Expressions of Pride” has concluded, and we’re grateful for the response from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies in New Brunswick. Through art and letters, participants have highlighted the impact of Policy 713, both as it was and as it is since this spring’s revisions. The policy initially aimed to create an inclusive spaceContinue reading “Expressions of Pride: Youth and Educators React to Policy 713”

Chroma Partnership with The Kindness Closet

Chroma started its partnership with The Kindness Closet in May 2023. The Kindness Closet, a thrift boutique with a vision to make the world more kind, has made an excellent partner. As part of our partnership, a fellow intern and I volunteer in The Kindness Closet. The boutique brings a sense of community where IContinue reading “Chroma Partnership with The Kindness Closet”

Two-Spirit Allyship Workshop

On June 8th, Chroma NB and students from the Saint John Learning Exchange attended a Two-Spirit allyship workshop graciously hosted by Gage Perley, a respected member of the Wolastoquey and Mi’kmaq tribes from the Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk), who identifies as a Two-Spirit man. The topic of Two-Spirit identity was explored, we identified issues thatContinue reading “Two-Spirit Allyship Workshop”

Introducing Chroma’s New Interns!

Our Chroma team has recently grown! Please help give a warm welcome to our new interns. We know you will do great things working with Chroma and our community! Robyn Dearing (She/Her/Elle) Marketing and Social Media Intern Robyn was born in Fredericton where she got her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, and has resided inContinue reading “Introducing Chroma’s New Interns!”

Chroma’s Letter to Minister Bill Hogan

Dear community: Chroma has recently sent a letter to Minister Bill Hogan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, expressing its interest in Policy 713, which is currently under review by the ministry. In our letter, we have respectfully requested to participate in the policy review process. We firmly believe that diverse perspectives and collaborationContinue reading “Chroma’s Letter to Minister Bill Hogan”

Saying Goodbye to Two Board Members!

Chroma NB would like to take a moment to wish farewell to founding members Manjeet Toor and Nada Ratmi and thank them for graciously contributing to Chroma over the years as Treasurer and Marketing Director, respectively. We appreciate everything that they have done to advance our organization, and wish them all the best in theirContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to Two Board Members!”

Chroma Raises the Flag High on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

On May 17th, Chroma proudly raised the flag high to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Joined by the Mayor of Saint John, Donna Reardon, Alex Ash, Chair of Chroma, Mariah Darling, Chroma’s Education Coordinator, and the inspiring high-school student Evie Robinson-Dyck, we stood united in the fight against discrimination and celebratedContinue reading “Chroma Raises the Flag High on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia”