November 18, 2020

Are you a community advocate or identify as a LGBTQI2S youth?

Egale Canada is inviting you to register for Speak OUT: Hackathona collaborative 4-day virtual event inviting service workers and LGBTQI2S youth from across the province to work together in “hacking” solutions in supportive programming for LGBTQI2S youth experiencing dating violence. Join us on January 28/29 and February 4/5, 2021!

As the second of three parts, Speak OUT: Hackathon will take the original findings from the 2019-20 Speak OUT Survey, which found that:

  • 61% of youth said they did not seek help from anyone after facing dating violence
  • 16% of youth had never been in a healthy relationship

Egale will work with the team selected by the judges to bring their ideas to action! The selected team will also be invited to participate in an advisory committee as we consult with community experts in building an intervention pilot program that we will implement at 5 organizations across Ontario.

Speak OUT: Hackathon will include:

  • Up to $5,000 in Prizes!
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Collaborative-Team Building
  • Networking Opportunities
  • A contest judged by a panel of experts and community partners!

Interested? Click the button below to learn more and register.

Helen Kennedy, Executive Director




How teens made Yukon one of the few places in Canada to ban conversion therapy | CBC News


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Meet Karine Jean-Pierre, the out lesbian serving as Kamala Harris' chief of staff | NBC News


Do Your Investments Support LGBT Equality? | Forbes

Dutch lawmakers set to ban religious schools from refusing LGBT+ students and families for no other reason other than hate | Pink News


Collin Martin says there’s never been a better time for athletes to come out | OUT Sports



Highlight: Download our New Chrome Extension!

With our new Google Chrome extension, Raise a Flag, you’ll instantly be able to see if an online retailer treats their LGBTQI2S employees equally. Using data from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, it identifies which companies meet standard policies and practices of inclusion towards their LGBTQI2S employees, and which ones don’t. So, let’s support online retailers that support the LGBTQI2S community.

Download the extension, and shop with pride this holiday season!


In Your Corner Episode 8 Premieres Tonight

Join us for Episode 8 of In Your Corner, Wednesday, November 18 at 7 PM MT / 9 PM ET where Host & Canadian Olympic Insider, Mark Tewksbury, sits down with Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, Winners of the Amazing Race Canada, Season 7 as they discuss Two-Spirit Representation & Physical Health! Only on Egale’s Facebook and YouTube Live!


Research Study on Access to Justice for LGBTQI2S People in Atlantic Canada!

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.


Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
120 Carlton Street, Suite 217  | Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2
416-964-7887 |

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