December 2, 2020


We all know what it’s like to feel lonely - that aching feeling of being excluded, rejected, and othered. These last nine months have been some of the loneliest in our shared history, and we are on a mission to change that with our #HomeNotAlone campaign. 

Through our research and outreach, we have heard from people all over Canada who are struggling with feeling alone and lacking connection. We know that many are fearful of the long winter ahead amid COVID-19 regulations and restrictions. LGBTQI2S seniors, youth, and everyone in between have felt the loneliness of the pandemic.

As part of the Egale community, you already know the importance of togetherness. All humans need connection. We need to know that we are accepted, valued, equal and not other. Egale has been working tirelessly during the pandemic to address social isolation in the LGBTQI2S community through virtual and community programs that bring us together. We need your help to continue this critical work.

Over the next five weeks, we will be reaching out for support of our inclusion-based programs as part of our #HomeNotAlone winter giving campaign.  We will share the impacts loneliness has on our community and highlight how we can safely come together. A gift to #HomeNotAlone will help us continue to deliver safe virtual community programming and resources to foster connection, togetherness and community.

We hope you will consider supporting our #HomeNotAlone campaign with a one-time or monthly gift this winter. Your generosity this winter will help reduce social isolation and make sure that the most vulnerable in our community know that although we might be at home, we are never alone.

For more information on our #HomeNotAlone campaign and Egale’s social isolation work, and to donate, please visit

Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

Egale In The News


Tewksbury appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada | Calgary Sun


Inside Canada's Newest Transitional Home for Homeless LGBTQI2S Youth | Huffington Post




Gay Olympic historian: Known LGBTQ athletes were competing in early 20th Century | OUT Sports


Hungarian government mounts new assault on LGBT rights | The Guardian


LGBT-friendly companies outperform in the stock market, Credit Suisse says | Market Watch





In Your Corner Closing Ceremonies Airs Tonight!

Join us for The Closing Ceremonies episode of In Your Corner, Wednesday, December 2 at 7 PM MT / 9 PM ET where Host & Canadian Olympic Insider, Mark Tewksbury, is re-joined with some familiar faces as we recap the series, and play some fun virtual games! Watch and participate LIVE on Egale’s Facebook or YouTube Live!


Apply Now for Speak OUT: Hackathon!

Join us for a collaborative virtual event inviting LGBTQI2S youth + community advocates (front-line service workers, violence prevention educators, and academics) to work together in “hacking” solutions in supportive programming for LGBTQI2S youth experiencing dating violence. 


NEW: Take Part In Our Dementia Study!


Share your stories about the current state of care and support for LGBTQI2S people living with dementia in Canada.

We want to hear from you on how care provision and support in Canada can be improved. We welcome participation of people with various additional interconnecting social identities and, in this study, particularly seek to amplify the perspectives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) community members and those who live in rural areas. 




Apply For Our Seniors’ Research

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Egale works to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and two-spirit (LGBTQI2S) people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, and community engagement. Join us by supporting our work to improve the lives of all LGBTQI2S people.


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