International Students Rainbow Connection (ISRC)

ISRC is dedicated to offering essential support and resources to Mandarin-speaking international students who identify as gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men (ISgbMSM). Its primary objectives include the promotion of HIV risk reduction strategies and the mitigation of social isolation within this community. For more info about International Students Rainbow Connection (ISRC), please contact

Services for International Students and People on Work Permits

Whether you are here as a student or just on a work visa, ACAS welcomes you! ACAS is an opportunity to meet new friends and make connections to the Asian LGBTQ+ community here in Toronto, as well as pick up skills and education if that interests you! For general inquires please contact to see how we can connect best.

Some activities we offer

Project is now closed.

The Rainbow GPS Project is an orientation project for East/Southeast Asian LGBTQ Newcomers and International Students who are transitioning to live in Toronto and in Canada. Through weekly drop-in sessions, the Rainbow GPS project will be a learning space for people to explore themes around sexuality, gender identity, coming out, consent, dating and relationships, and body image. The objectives are to LEARN different concepts and themes, APPLY key learning outcomes, and SHARE personal or lived experiences. Through these objectives (learning, applying, and sharing), the Rainbow GPS Project aims to explore various LGBTQ+ identities that are specific to East Asian and Southeast Asian cultures and how those LGBTQ+ identities are being translated to Western society. Contact Bryan at for more information.
For gay, bi-sexual, questioning, curious men and trans men – Learn English slang and popular words with native speakers in a safe and fun environment. Use them on your first date in Canada, online dating apps, and dance parties! We invite you to email for more information or to take part.

Life in Canada may be a lot different then what you are used to, learn about consent, safer sex and effective communication skills to help you navigate the world of dating and sex. Check out our Men’s Program page for more information about the opportunities we offer for self-identified Asian men to get together.

We can help you navigate through the Canadian healthcare system including HIV treatment access, health insurance and medication. Get in touch with our Support Program for more information and to do a one on one intake where we can answer your questions!

Learn more about how ACAS can assist you with finding out your HIV status on our Testing page. If you have questions about Sexually Transmitted Infections please call in and we can help answer your questions!