February 17, 2021

Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your employment or housing situation? Have you had trouble finding out what your rights are during this unprecedented time?

Join our informational webinars where legal professionals cover rights and responsibilities related to employment and housing (provincial laws) and immigration (federal law) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We're proud to have launched our first episode in our 'COVID-19 Legal Information for LGBTQI2S Communities' webinar series! Airing yesterday at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST, Episode 1 covered National COVID-19 LGBTQI Immigration with 3 panelists from across Canada! Click the image below to catch up!

The next six (6) proceeding weekly webinars will cover region-specific housing and employment issues for LGBTQI2S communities during the pandemic.

Our next LIVE episode is Tuesday, February 23 at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST and will cover West Coast (British Columbia) legal issues.

Note: All episodes will have ASL interpretation.

Have a question you would like our experts to answer? Submit your question in advance!

Click here for more information and to find the episode in your province/territory.


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director



Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit People | Anishinabek News


Statistics Canada wants you to help improve its reporting on LGBTQ people | CTV News


Community-specific mental health services coming to Ottawa | CBC


A Support Group for Trans Newcomers that Goes ‘Beyond Borders and Binaries’ | The Tyee


B.C. lawyer honoured for role in legal fight to eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ2SI+ community | Canadian Lawyer


Newcastle artists reflect on movement in Pride project | BBC 


Ottawa details its funding plan for LGBTQ2 organizations and projects | Radio-Canada


The pandemic isn't stopping Montreal's LGBTQ+ youth from staying connected | CBC



Register Now for Draw the Line - Against Transphobic Violence

Join us for a free interactive 75-minute facilitator-led webinar to better recognize and intervene in harmful dynamics within school settings, and also provide strategies to proactively foster school communities that are grounded in safety, care, consent, trans affirmation and healthier relationships. We will also discuss how the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic relate to these dynamics.

Click the button below to find your webinar date!


Register for the Canadian Trans Summit

The inaugural Canadian Trans Summit is taking place on February 19-20, 2021, and you’re invited!

This virtual event will bring together committed trans, gender diverse, and Two Spirit community members from across Canada in a virtual space to discuss strategic collaboration in pursuit of trans rights and inclusion across Canada. Although we are saddened that we can not meet in person, we’re also thrilled to share that by going virtual we’re able to widen our reach and accessibility for participants across Canada by opening the registration to all!


New Rainbow Table Episodes Coming Soon!

Have you joined our Rainbow Table Facebook Group? Join to connect with over 800+ LGBTQI2S seniors and allies across Canada as we share relevant resources, news, and discussions! New episodes coming soon!


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416-964-7887 | donate@egale.ca

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