It is with mixed emotions that SPECTRUM announces the retirement of James Parrott as our Executive Director.

Jim was one of the key founders of SPECTRUM back in 2012 and served as our Board President for some years before taking on the role of Executive Director in 2018. We are extremely grateful for the countless hours and tireless work that Jim put into building SPECTRUM. He leaves our leadership at an exciting time for the organization as we engage in a year-long capacity-building project that will help SPECTRUM evolve to the next level.

We are very pleased that Jim will be able to reduce his work hours and enjoy some well-deserved time off. Jim will continue to volunteer with SPECTRUM, working on the Grand River Rainbow Historical Project, and co-facilitating SPECTRUM Prime.

Thank you, Jim! And congratulations on your retirement from everyone at SPECTRUM. We look forward to being able to celebrate this milestone with an event when the pandemic has relaxed its hold.


James Parrott

SPECTRUM offers a safe place where LGBTQ2+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.