As schools across Canada have opened their doors, we encourage all students, staff, and family & caregivers to check in on one another and take regular breaks. Times are challenging, but we are all in this together. As always, Egale is here to support any inclusionary needs; and with that in mind, we invite you and your loved ones to check out our NEW Back-to-School Resource Packagecurated just for students, parents/guardians, and teachers/staff.
With our list of specially-curated school resources, you can help create inclusive classrooms, whether they be physical or virtual, Egale has got you covered. Our curated resources include:
We remind folks to support Back-to-School efforts as a community. Check on your friends, take a break, and remember, we are all in this together! To check out Egale's Back-to-School Resource Package, among other handy LGBTQI2S resources, please visit our website here.
We have something special planned for #NationalComingOutDay this October 11!
This National Coming Out Day we’re spotlighting three brave individuals who are ready to come out in a very bold way in our Egale Out Loud campaign. Through their stories, we are looking not only to celebrate those that decide to come out, but to signal to the community that Egale is here to support those who need it, and to raise awareness around the difficulties of coming out.
Stay tuned for our big reveal, coming October 5th.
Calling LGBTQI2S Seniors for a New Documentary!
On behalf of Keith Clarkson, member of our National Seniors Advisory Council (NSAC), and veteran documentary filmmaker, we’re looking for LGBTQI2S individuals to interview and possibly appear in an upcoming documentary. The film aims to shed light on overlooked issues like age discrimination and heightened rates of social isolation amongst queer seniors across Canada who are struggling with forms of discrimination that come with being an aging LGBTQI2S person. A large number of older LGBTQI2S individuals fear being forced back into the closet in residential care, while others choose not to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity to their primary healthcare provider because of the fear of discrimination.
Keith has worked in the Canadian media industry for over 30 years, producing films, TV series, and interactive digital projects that have been broadcast and exhibited at festivals and in theatres around the world, winning many awards, including two Emmys, two Geminis, a genie, a SXSW award, and Hot Docs Best Documentary award.
Research Study on Access to Justice for Atlantic LGBTQI2S People!
Egale is seeking participants who reside in Atlantic Canada to interview in an effort to create a clearer picture of what LGBTQI2S people's experiences with serious legal issues look like across Canada.
In an effort to track the rate of approval for applications that are focussed on support for the LGBTQI2S community, please complete this brief survey. The results will provide us with information to advocate for our community with the federal government and determine the success/decline ratio once decisions have been made.
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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.