July 27, 2021

We're pleased to announce that registration is now open for our free webinar series on 2SLGBTQI inclusion for mental health and social services providers! Our first webinar dates are August 4 at 12 PM ET, and August 5 at 7 PM ET. Please note registration is limited, so register now by clicking here.

2SLGBTQI people are falling through the gaps in the Canadian mental health system. 2SLGBTQI people are especially vulnerable both amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Exclusion, discrimination and a lack of cultural competence in mental health systems prevent vulnerable 2SLGBTQI people from accessing the inclusive services and care they need to manage mental health.

During this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will have the chance to learn about 2SLGBTQI identities and the impact of structural and cultural biases on 2SLGBTQI mental health and well-being. They will learn evidence-based strategies that they can immediately implement in their practice to foster sensitivity and inclusion for the 2SLGBTQI community and leave with further learning resources to support their effort.

This webinar is designed with the following practitioners in mind:

  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • counsellors
  • social workers
  • personal support workers
  • palliative and long-term care workers
  • and professionals in educational and social services settings

If you or someone you know works in mental health and social services, click here to learn more and register for your free webinar. 


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director



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Sign Up Now! Help create safe and supportive school spaces for 2SLGBTQI youth with our webinar and panel offerings in English and French!

Affirming Adults: A Safe Return to Class will help parents, guardians, teachers, and those in the school environment to create affirming safe & mental-health supportive home and educational environments for 2SLGBTQI youth.We encourage those interested to register for our August 3rd webinar -AND- 1 of 2 panels on August 5; either the 12 PM for parents/guardians, caregivers and community -OR- the 7 PM for teachers and school staff.


Découvrez notre webinaire et nos évenements tables rondes ci-dessous et inscrivez-vous pour celui ou ceux qui vous correspondent le mieux! Nous vous encourageons à vous inscrire à notre webinaire du 10 août -ET- à 1 des 2 tables rondes le 12 août; soit à 12h pour les parents et personnes tutrices, le personnel soignant et la communauté -OU- à 19h pour les personnes enseignantes et le personnel scolaire.


Panel Discussion (Parents): August 5, 2021 – 12 PM ET

Panel Discussion (Teachers): August 5, 2021 – 7 PM ET

discussion table ronde (les parents) : 12 août 2021 – 12h

discussion table ronde (les enseignant.e.s) : 12 août 2021 – 19h


Shop with pride this summer and support 2SLGBTQI communities.

Take a scroll down our #PrideInside #Marketplace and shop from a selection of brands who are giving back to 2SLGBTQI communities this summer! Shop with pride this season with the button below.


ICYMI: #DealThemIn for Non-Binary People's Day 2021

Back on July 14 for International Non-Binary People’s Day, we launched #DealThemIn – which re-imagined playing cards as a non-binary representation of all people to send the message that if a 1000-year-old cultural icon can discard gender norms, we all can.


Giveaway: Let's queer up your summer reading list!

Have you entered our Giveaway? Enter for a chance to win five (5) 2SLGBTQI books, courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada! Enter with the button below!


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Egale works to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale achieves this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. 

Our vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias. 


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