June 1, 2021

Egale Canada is based on the territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississaugas of the Credit, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo First Nations. If you require support, the free National Indian Residential School Crisis Line for survivors of residential schools is available around the clock at 1-866-925-4419.

Egale Canada is horrified and deeply saddened by the discovery of the remains of 215 children in an unmarked mass grave on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. We honour their lives and acknowledge the indescribable loss faced by families whose children were forcibly taken from them.

Indigenous 2SLGBTQI people in Canada are disproportionately affected by poverty, violence, and illness. It is our responsibility to fight for justice for our entire community, especially its most marginalized members, and we are committed to continuing that fight every day.

Now is the time to listen to Indigenous leaders and community members on what they need from us in the broader community in order to begin to heal. The horrors of the past cannot be undone, but action can and must be taken now to ensure a more just future.

Read the full statement: HERE


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

Egale In the News


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Young queers are changing what it means to live in an LBGTQ neighbourhood | CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY


Lego unveils 'Everyone Is Awesome' Pride Set | CTV


New report investigating LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity in federal departments find gaps | CTV


Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber plans to get vaccinated in wedding dress for a good cause | CBC


French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete | CTV


Pride breaks with Halifax libraries after controversial book kept on shelves | CBC


White Ribbon in collaboration with Egale Canada is presenting:
In Conversation: Masculinities and 2SLGBTQI+ Communities.
This event and Q and A will take place over Zoom next Thursday, June 3rd, 1:00 pm- 2:45 pm EST.
Featuring young social activists and community leaders from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, this panel will provide a safe space to explore the topics of masculinity, gender identity with 2SLGBTQI youth. To deepen the dialogue, the panel discussion will be guided by questions related to:
  • Masculinity, gender identity and expressions

  • The impact of gender norms

  • Intersectional perspectives on masculinities and the impact on youth in relation to race, class, ability, immigration status, faith, spirituality and culture.

  • The importance of allyship towards those who do not identify as male or present as masculine.

  • Healthy and unhealthy forms of masculinity, relationships and working toward a future of resilience.

Please Register Here  through Eventbright and we kindly ask that you share this link with your network.

The need to mobilize men and boys to prevent gender-based violence and promote healthy masculinities is more pressing than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. With the support of United Way, White Ribbon through panel discussions like:

In Conversations is promoting healthy masculinities with vulnerable youth and engaging male youth of diverse identities and locations on healthy relationships, mental health, masculinities and 2SLGBTQI


Egale’s new video series on 2SLGBTQI Family Planning & Assisted Reproductive Technologies answers top questions around family planning for 2SLGBTQI communities – in both the Federal and Provincial (Ontario) context.

Can a surrogate be paid? What are the rules and regulations around sperm donation? Where in Canada are multi-parent families permitted? Questions like these will be asked and answered. Have your say – we’re looking for community consultation, as questions will be addressed in our video series launching August 2021.

Share your voice and submit your questions.


Egale Canada
120 Carlton Street, Suite 217  | Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2
416-964-7887 | donate@egale.ca

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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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