Backgrounder–Enabling the future of LGBTQ2 community-led organizations

Backgrounder

LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund

The Government of Canada is committed to better supporting LGBTQ2 individuals in Canada and building a society where everyone has equal opportunities to succeed and be their true authentic selves.

Through the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund, the Government of Canada continues to support the future of LGBTQ2 community-led organizations by investing approximately $15 million for 76 capacity-building projects.

List of supported organizations throughout Canada

National

1.     Organization: Centre Interligne inc

Title: Interligne: The Canada-wide beacon for LGBTQ+ people

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and network of Centre Interligne to advance LGBTQ2 equality. The project objectives will be achieved through the following activities: develop tools to increase governance, management (administrative, financial and human resources) and philanthropy effectiveness; establish partnerships to better reach and serve Canadian Francophone communities outside Quebec; and improve current tools to better reach and serve Quebec’s Anglophone communities.

Region: National

Funding amount: $362,185

2.     Organization: Community-Based Research Centre Society

Title: Building Capacity to Mobilize Community-Based Research Skills and Knowledge

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Community-Based Research Centre Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources by conducting needs assessments and environmental scans; building managerial capacity with board governance and strategic planning; and strengthening collaboration among organizations by creating and sharing training series resources and materials.

Region: National

Funding amount: $363,671

3.     Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Title: Egale National LGBTQI2S Research Hub

Description: This project extension will fortify sector knowledge and access to data, strengthen networks, advance intersectionality, and build internal organizational human resource and strategic planning capacity. These objectives will be achieved by expanding and solidifying their National LGBTQI2S Academic Advisory Committee, conducting critical research into key issues, and addressing human resources and strategic planning needs within the organization.

Region: National

Funding amount: $400,000

4.     Organization: Enfants Transgenres Canada - Gender Creative Kids Canada

Title: Building on our strengths to better support Canada's Trans youth

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity and networks of Gender Creative Kids Canada to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: support management capacity through three-year strategic planning, strategic consultations and the hiring of additional staff; and strengthen inter-organizational collaboration through a Canada-wide community networking campaign.

Region: National

Funding amount: $363,545

5.     Organization: Fierté Canada Pride

Title: Capacity Building for Canadian Pride Organizations

Description: This project extension will allow for the continued expansion of the organization and provision of supports and services to Pride members, including micro-granting, a national conference and national Pride event, and fundraising and grant-writing workshops.

Region: National

Funding amount: $400,000

6.     Organization: Fondation Émergence Inc.

Title: Fondation Émergence capacity-building project

Description: This project aims to build the capacity and network of Fondation Émergence to promote LGBTQ2 equality. The following activities will help achieve the objectives of the project: carry out a complete, major and in-depth review of the governance structure; evaluate the structure and mode of financing of the foundation; carry out strategic planning; update and produce new policies and guidelines; and produce and operationalize an action plan formalizing the pan-Canadian network.

Region: National

Funding amount: $195,000

 

7.     Organization: Pan-Canada ILGA pan-canadien (PCIpc)

Title: PCIpc Capacity Development

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Pan-Canada ILGA pan canadien (PCIpc) to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing an effective governance structure; building new and enhanced existing partnerships with LGBTIQ2 organizations to strengthen the not-for-profit LGBTIQ2 sector; expanding membership; and diversifying funding.

Region: National

Funding amount: $25,000

8.     Organization: Rainbow Refugee Society

Details to follow

9.     Organization: The Enchanté Network

Title: Building the Capacity of Enchanté: a Network of 2SLGBTQ+ Centres of Canada

Description: This project extension will allow for the continued expansion of the organization by further strengthening its communication practices, mapping out, evaluating, and disseminating information on its member’s capacity, providing micro-granting and supports services to its members, and fostering the networking and collaboration between LGBTQ2 service centres.

Region: National

Funding amount: $700,000

 

10.  Organization: 2 Spirits in Motion Foundation

Title: Building Organizational Capacity of the 2 Spirits in Motion Foundation

Description: This project extension will allow the organization to expand its ability to undertake key activities through enhanced governance, networking, collaboration, and advocacy measures within the Two-Spirit community in Canada.

Region: National

Funding amount: $400,000

Atlantic Region

New Brunswick

11.  Organization: Le Rendez-vous de la fierté Acadie Love Inc.

Title: LGBTQ+ community visibility in rural Francophone New Brunswick

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity and networks of the Rendez-vous de la fierté Acadie Love Inc. organization to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: strengthen management capacity through strategic, operational, and financial planning; strengthen the capacity of the organization and its employees; strengthen collaboration between LGBTQ2 organizations in the region; increase the capacity of the LGBTQ2 sector; and raise awareness among Francophone populations about the presence and issues of LGBTQ2 communities in Francophone minority communities.

Region: New Brunswick

Funding amount: $243,886

 

12.  Organization: Fierté Fredericton Pride Inc.

Title: ConneQT NB

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Fierté Fredericton Pride Inc. to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building internal capacity, strengthening collaboration among organizations by establishing a provincial network of LGBTQ2 organizations, and amplifying sector capacity at large by hosting events and workshops.

Region: New Brunswick

Funding amount: $161,604

 

13.  Organization: Chroma

Title: LGBTQ2S+ Capacity building

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Chroma to advance LGBTQ2 equality by becoming a legally constituted organization; strengthening collaboration among organizations; and increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources. This will also be achieved by improving access to funding opportunities by developing knowledge and expertise in grant writing.

Region: Saint John, New Brunswick

Funding amount: $21,563

Newfoundland and Labrador

14.  Organization: Quadrangle LGBTQ Community Centre Inc.

Title: Quadrangle Capacity and NL Network Project

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Quadrangle LGBTQ Community Centre to advance LGBTQ2 equality by strengthening the organization’s governance and human resources management; and by developing a strategic plan, an organizational financial health strategy, and a collaborative provincial network.

Region: Newfoundland and Labrador

Funding amount: $237,332

 

15.  Organization: Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance

Title: Nurturing Wabanaki 2SLGBTQ+ Capacity through Indigenous-led, Cross-sectoral, Inter-provincial Network Partnerships

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance (W2SA) to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity; enhancing technical expertise and evidence-based approaches; increasing the cross-sectoral capacity of Indigenous and non-Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and First Nations communities; and strengthening collaboration among organizations through inter-provincial network development and resource sharing, regional advocacy planning, partnership initiatives including research, and cultural awareness training.

Region: Wabanaki homelands, which encompass the Northeast Atlantic region (Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, Passamaquoddy), including the state of Maine (Penobscot, Abenaki), the Gaspé region of Quebec (Mi’kmaq, Abenaki), and Newfoundland and Labrador (Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit).

Funding amount: $299,429

Nova Scotia

16.  Organization: The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Youth Project Society

Title: Resilient Passage: Developing Culturally Relevant Resources for Underrepresented 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Youth Project Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity within the organization and technical expertise of the sector through consultation and training; by increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources through community needs assessments; and by strengthening collaboration among community partners.

Region: Nova Scotia

Funding amount: $280,500

 

17.  Organization: Truro Pride Society

Title: Foundation Building for the Truro Pride Society

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Truro Pride Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity and by strengthening collaboration among organizations through the development of partnerships, networks, and knowledge sharing.

Region: Truro, Nova Scotia

Funding amount: $17,204

Prince Edward Island

18.  Organization: PEERS Alliance Inc.

Title: Building Capacity to Better Serve Island Communities

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of PEERS Alliance to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing skills and knowledge of the organization and the sector partners, and by developing a Strategic Plan, a Communication Plan and a Funds Diversification Plan.

Region: Prince Edward Island

Funding amount: $279,076

 

Northern Region

Northwest Territories

19.  Organization: Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife

Title: Growing Rainbow

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing a five-year strategic plan; enhancing board governance; building managerial capacity; ensuring long-term sustainability by developing workshops and training modules through a fee-for-service model; expanding and developing tools, materials, and an online resources hub; engaging and consulting with remote Indigenous communities; and improving access to funding opportunities by developing knowledge and expertise.

Region: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Funding amount: $304,925

Nunavut

20.  Organization: Positive Space Nunavut

Title: Capacity Building, 2LGBTQ Leadership & Resource Development in Nunavut

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Positive Space Nunavut to advance LGBTQ2 equality by strengthening collaboration among organizations and by establishing networks and resource sharing. The organization will increase access to information and knowledge sources.

Region: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Funding amount: $100,000

Yukon

21.  Organization: Queer Yukon Society

Title: Stronger Together: Building Capacity for Yukon's First Community Pride Centre

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Queer Yukon Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing strategic programming, increasing managerial and board capacity, developing clear organizational governance structures, ensuring long-term financial sustainability, strengthening collaboration and building networks among rural and national organizations, as well as developing bilingual capacity within a pride centre.

Region: Whitehorse, Yukon

Funding amount: $337,346

Ontario Region

22.  Organization: The Bridge

Title: Formalizing the Organizational Structure of the Bridge

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of The Bridge to advance LGBTQ2 equality by identifying and engaging with key stakeholders, conducting environmental scans, investigating incorporation, policies and bylaws, formalization and building capacity for strong organizational health.

Region: Brantford, Ontario

Funding amount: $24,250

 

23.  Organization: Hamilton Trans Health Coalition Inc.

Title: Building the Community-Provider Partnership for Gender-Affirming Primary Care

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Hamilton Trans Health Coalition Inc. to advance LGBTQ2 equality by strengthening collaboration among coalition members and care providers (especially family physicians); increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources; developing a mentorship program for professionals in the health care system; amplifying sector capacity at large; advancing LGBTQ2 equality with an intersectional approach; providing health care professionals with the knowledge base needed to address trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people’s health needs; and ensuring long-term sustainability through formalized support, mentorship, and requisite learning.

Region: Hamilton, Ontario

Funding amount: $90,100

 

24.  Organization: SPECTRUM Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

Title: Increasing Organizational Capacity for SPECTRUM's Community Space

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space to advance LGBTQ2 equality by improving board governance; developing a strategic plan; and focusing on sustainability, succession, and financial planning. The project will also increase access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources by performing an environmental scan to assess community needs; and will build the capacity by offering skills training as well as sensitivity training opportunities.

Region: Kitchener, Ontario

Funding amount: $279,782

 

25.  Organization: Generous Space Ministries

Title: Building Capacity to Support LGBTQ2+ Survivors of SOGIECE

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Generous Space Ministries to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity through strategic planning; improving access to funding opportunities by developing knowledge and expertise in grant writing and diversifying funding sources; amplifying sector capacity at large by enhancing organization’s skill base; increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources by conducting community research; improving the human resources management capacity by establishing recruitment, training, and retention strategies; and strengthening collaboration among organizations.

Region: Mississauga, Ontario

Funding amount: $144,821

 

26.  Organization: Capital Rainbow Refuge - Refuge arc-en-ciel de la capitale

Title: Building Capacity

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Capital Rainbow Refuge (CRR) to advance LGBTQ2 equality by growing its organizational and managerial capacity to become a stronger legal entity with a democratic governance.

Region: Ottawa, Ontario

Funding amount: $283,100

 

27.  Organization: JusticeTrans

Title: Trans Access to Justice Knowledge Enhancement and Capacity Building

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of JusticeTrans to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity by establishing governance, strategic planning and enhancing technical expertise; improving access to funding opportunities by developing knowledge and expertise in grant writing; increasing access to evidence, data, information and knowledge sources to assess community needs; strengthening collaboration among organizations by sharing resources.

Region: Ottawa, Ontario

Funding amount: $338,716

 

28.  Organization: Kind Space

Title: Safety Labs

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Kind Space to advance LGBTQ2 equality by conducting an environmental scan on existing safety needs, and increasing staff and volunteer capacity to address conflict, harms, and violence in LGBTQ2 communities through the use of holistic justice practices.

Region: Ottawa, Ontario

Funding amount: $99,087

 

29.  Organization: Ottawa Gay Men's Wellness Initiative / Initiative pour le mieux-être des hommes gais d'Ottawa (MAX Ottawa)

Title: Strengthening the capacity of MAX Ottawa (operating as the Ottawa Gay Men’s Wellness Initiative) to implement their 2019–2022 strategic plan

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of the Ottawa Gay Men's Wellness Initiative (operating name MAX Ottawa) to advance care for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit guys in the National Capital Region by conducting an environmental scan of regional stakeholders and successful health interventions established in other urban centers that aim to increase the health outcomes of the priority population; developing a fund development and fundraising strategy, as well as strengthening partnerships and collaboration.

Region: Ottawa, Ontario

Funding amount: $220,410

 

30.  Organization: Kemptville Pride

Title: Creation of Executive Director Position to Create Organizational Structure

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Kemptville Pride to advance LGBTQ2 equality by hiring an executive director who will be responsible for conducting an environmental scan and designing an organizational governance and strategic plan.

Region: Oxford Mills, Ontario

Funding amount: $93,471

 

31.  Organization: Cercle de Jeunes Rainbow GTA

Title: Affirming our identity by developing our capacities

Description: This project aims to build the capacity of Cercle de Jeunes Rainbow to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: registering the organization as a non-profit organization, improving organizational governance and ensuring financial stability. The organization will recruit at least 15 LGBTQ2 youth to be part of their permanent staff.

Region: Pickering, Ontario

Funding amount: $24,770

 

32.  Organization: Rainbow Klub

Title: Rainbow Klub Capacity and Governance Development

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Rainbow Klub to advance LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities, board development, strategic planning, applying for non-profit status, and skills development.

Region: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Funding amount: $25,000

 

33.  Organization: OUTniagara Community Network for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Title: Informed, Inclusive, Indivisible: Collectively Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Equality in Niagara+

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of OUTniagara Community Network for Sexual and Gender Diversity to advance 2SLGBTQ+ equality by increasing access to evidence and knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ challenges and barriers through a Community Strengths and Needs Assessment; building collective capacity through skills development; and building managerial capacity through governance, organizational, and strategic planning.

Region: St. Catharines, Ontario

Funding amount: $299,941

 

34.  Organization: Senior Pride Network of Niagara

Title: Incorporation & Development of Infrastructure of SPNN

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Senior Pride Network of Niagara (SPNN) to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing an effective leadership team; incorporating the organization; increasing outreach capacity through the creation of a website and communication platforms; and securing operational needs of the organization.

Region: St. Catharines, Ontario

Funding amount: $24,400

 

35.  Organization: Thunder Pride Association

Title: Building Bridges - Thunder Pride Expansion & Evolution

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Thunder Pride Association to advance LGBTQ2 equality by recruiting and hiring program staff, designing a needs assessment and distributing it, creating training resources based on the data and delivering trainings, research and evaluation, and project advisory committee recruitment and support.

Region: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Funding amount: $20,265

 

36.  Organization: Fierté Timmins Pride

Title: Capacity Building

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Fierté Timmins Pride to advance 2SLGBTQ+ equality by conducting a Needs Assessment to identify gaps in current community services in northeastern Ontario and thus advance LGBTQ2 equality with an intersectional approach, such as race, age, and official language.

Region: Timmins, Ontario

Funding amount: $125,000

 

37.  Organization: 519 Church Street Community Centre o/a The 519

Title: We Are Everywhere: Building an Army of Lovers for Tomorrow

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of The 519 to advance LGBTQ2S equality by implementing an effective data management system (to track and analyze organizational data); developing an online “Army of Lovers” advocacy campaign (to support LGBTQ2S digital engagement across Ontario); advancing and integrating an Anti-Racism and Equity Framework; developing and implementing a service mapping strategy; and by building and strengthening partnerships and collaborations.

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $300,000

 

38.  Organization: Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

Title: Connecting Canada to serve South Asian and Middle Eastern Communities

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention to advance LGBTQ2 equality by advancing LGBTQ2 equality with an intersectional approach; by increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources through environmental scans to access community needs; and by strengthening collaboration among organizations (establishing formalized networks, resource sharing).

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $156,000

 

39.  Organization: Arc en ciel des jeunes ethnoculturels francophones

Title: A new beginning

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Arc-en-Ciel des Jeunes Ethnoculturels Francophones to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: registration or incorporation of the organization; support for human resources management and organization governance capacities; long-term sustainability with the implementation of a funding strategy; and the development of knowledge about their target population to advance LGBTQ2 equality. 

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $23,570

 

40.  Organization: FrancoQueer

Title: FrancoQueer capacity building

Description: This project will strengthen FrancoQueer's capacity to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: develop continuous learning tools for governance and human resources; develop a strategic plan and communication tools; develop a strategy for diversifying funding sources; and ensure that best practices are shared to strengthen the sector.

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $228,506

 

41.  Organization: Glad Day Lit

Title: Strategically Building Financial & Structural Capacity with Program Enhancements

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Glad Day Lit to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing a strategic plan; consolidating Glad Day as a non-profit; expanding and diversifying revenue streams; improving financial planning and reporting; and adapting and improving Glad Day programming, services and community building in a post-COVID context.

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $65,099

 

42.  Organization: Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

Title: LGBT YouthLine's Capacity Building Project

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line to advance LGBTQ2 equality by developing clear and efficient Human Resource Management processes, policies and systems; building capacity to increase and diversify funding revenues; and strengthening partnerships and developing regional collaborative networks to include over 200 groups and organizations that have LGBTQ2-positive programs, including five regional collaborative networks for service providers/educators supporting LGBTQ2+ youth (North-West Ontario, North-East Ontario, Trans Youth, Indigenous Youth, and Racialized Youth).

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $299,525

 

43.  Organization: Toronto Trans Coalition Project

Title: Toronto Trans Coalition Project Research and Capacity Building

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of the Toronto Trans Coalition Project to advance LGBTQ2 equality by conducting a needs assessment across the GTA; researching employment barriers for trans and non-binary people across the GTA; strengthening Board cohesion and effectiveness; developing a new strategic plan; and developing an internal anti-racism and anti-oppression framework.

Region: Toronto, Ontario

Funding amount: $74,387

 

44.  Organization: Windsor Pride Community

Title: Exploration of LGBTQ2 Inclusivity within WEC LTC and Retirement Homes

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Windsor Pride Community to advance LGBTQ2 equality by recruiting and hiring a researcher; preparing material and formation of consultation and focus groups; and developing data analysis and knowledge transfer products related to LGBTQ older adults in long-term care, rehabilitation, and retirement homes.

Region: Windsor, Ontario

Funding amount: $28,800

Pacific Region

British Columbia

45.  Organization: Fernie Pride Society

Title: Strengthening Community Capacity in the Elk Valley

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Fernie Pride Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by increasing evidence and knowledge of LGBTQ2 challenges and barriers, Advocacy planning, partnership development, collaboration and networking.

Region: Fernie, British Columbia

Funding amount: $57,139

46.  Organization: Essies Place- a Society for people with diverse genders and sexualities

Title: To “start capacity” by learning about the LGBTQ2 Community

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Essies Place to advance LGBTQ2 equality by increasing evidence and knowledge of LGBTQ2 challenges and barriers; partnership development, collaboration, networking; supporting the ability to create opportunities for members of LGBTQ2 communities to gather, connect, network, share knowledge, and exist safely in a collaborative space.

Region: Sicamous, British Columbia

Funding amount: $100,000

 

47.  Organization: Four Feathers Society

Title: 2 Spirits of BC Capacity Building Project

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Four Feathers Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building board capacity; strengthening collaboration among organizations; improving financial sustainability; increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources; and amplifying sector capacity at large in order to better support 2-Spirit persons in BC.

Region: Vancouver, British Columbia

Funding amount: $129,797

48.  Organization: QMUNITY, BC's Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre

Title: Building QMUNITY: Reinforcing Foundations, Reimagining Futures

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of QMUNITY, BC's Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity; increasing access to evaluation data, knowledge sources and social impact monitoring; and strengthening collaboration among organizations while amplifying sector capacity at large.

Region: Vancouver, British Columbia

Funding amount: $299,775

 

49.  Organization: Rainbow Refugee Society

Title: Enhancing Arrival Communities for LGBTQI Refugees in BC

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Rainbow Refugee Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity through governance, organizational and strategic planning, human resources, communications plan, and IT systems; enhancing the organization’s capacity to provide training across BC through skills development and a regional community of practice to strengthen partnerships for LGBTQI refugee housing collaboration.

Region: Vancouver, British Columbia

Funding amount: $248,505

50.  Organization: Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health

Details to follow

Prairie Region

 

Alberta

51.  Organization: Calgary Outlink: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Title: Community Capacity Coordinator

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Calgary Outlink to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity through the development of a program logic model and strategic and advocacy plans; enhancing technical expertise through research; a two-phase environmental scan; building collective capacity and strengthening collaboration and partnerships among organizations to share knowledge and identify barriers and resource gaps for sustainability.

Region: Calgary, Alberta

Funding amount: $78,279

 

52.  Organization: Pride Calgary Planning Committee

Title: Calgary Pride: Policies, Procedures, Training & Quality Assurance

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Pride Calgary Planning Committee to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity, through governance framework, development of policies, procedures and training resources; improving access to funding opportunities.

Region: Calgary, Alberta

Funding amount: $100,000

53.  Organization: Comité Francoqueer de l’Ouest

Title: Building inclusive capacity

Description: This project will strengthen FrancoQueer's capacity to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: develop continuous learning tools for governance and human resources; develop a strategic plan and communication tools; develop a strategy for diversifying funding sources; and ensure that best practices are shared to strengthen the sector.

Region: Edmonton, Alberta

Funding amount: $298,671

 

54.  Organization: E2S - Edmonton 2 Spirit Society

Title: E2S - Edmonton 2 Spirit Society Capacity Development Project

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of E2S – Edmonton 2 Spirit Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by registering as an incorporation or a charitable organization; building managerial capacity through governance training, strategic planning, organizational policies and procedures; strengthening collaboration among organizations through community consultations, partnerships and network summits; ensuring long-term sustainability with a fundraising plan; advancing LGBTQ2 equality with an intersectional approach, such as race, age, official languages; and improving access to funding opportunities.

Region: Edmonton, Alberta

Funding amount: $279,931

 

55.  Organization: Edmonton Men's Health Collective Society (EMHC)

Title: From the Roots Up: Community-Based Strategies for Health and Wellness

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Edmonton Men’s Health Collective Society to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity through strategic plan, internal program review, and community and stakeholder consultations; increasing access to evidence, data and knowledge with literature review, research, and service mapping.

Region: Edmonton, Alberta

Funding amount: $93,885

Manitoba

56.  Organization: Collectif LGBTQ* du Manitoba

Title: Sharing and implementing the results of a needs assessment

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Collectif LGBTQ* du Manitoba to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity; strengthening collaboration among organizations; increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources; and advancing LGBTQ2 equality using an intersectional approach.

Region: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Funding amount: $21,060

57.  Organization: Rainbow Resource Centre Inc.

Title: Imagine Canada Standards Accreditation Process

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Rainbow Resource Centre Inc. to advance LGBTQ2 equality by building managerial capacity and increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources.

Region: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Funding amount: $98,492

 

58.  Organization: Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.

Title: 2Spirits Building from Within

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. to advance LGBTQ2 equality by establishing an advisory committee, building managerial capacity, ensuring long-term financial sustainability, and engaging with the community.

Region: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Funding amount: $285,695

Saskatchewan

59.  Organization: TransSask Support Services Inc.

Title: Building Capacity of Trans Communities in Saskatchewan

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of TransSask Support Services Inc. to advance LGBTQ equality by building managerial capacity through a strategic plan, an advocacy strategy, an outreach plan, and board outreach and development events; increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources through a needs assessment, a provincial survey, and interviews; and strengthening collaboration among organizations and people by hosting two provincial meetings.

Region: Regina, Saskatchewan

Funding amount: $295,610

 

60.  Organization: OUTSaskatoon Inc.

Title: A Place to Belong: Building Capacity for 2SLGBTQ Youth Housing

Description: This project will strengthen capacity and networks of OUTSaskatoon to advance LGBTQ2 equality by strengthening collaboration among organizations; enhancing technical expertise within organizations; and increasing access to evidence, data, information, and knowledge sources.

Region: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Funding amount: $239,330

Quebec Region

61.  Organization: Association LGBT Baie-des-Chaleurs

Title: Careful, LGBT+BDC are renovating!

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Association LGBT Baie-des-Chaleurs to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: support management capacity through strategic planning and the drafting of an organizational policy, ensure long-term viability through diversification of funding sources, and develop partnerships aimed at ensuring a sustained presence in the two RCMs and three cultural groups in its territory.

Region: Bonaventure, Quebec

Funding amount: $172,509

 

62.  Organization: Fondation Massimadi

Title: Fondation Massimadi: strategic development plan

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Fondation Massimadi to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: support management capacity, strengthen collaboration among organizations, and ensure long-term sustainability.

Region: Dorval, Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $70,000

 

63.  Organization: Divers-Gens

Title: Implementing a strategic action plan

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Divers-Gens to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: supporting human resource management and organizational governance capacity; ensuring long-term sustainability through the development of a fundraising strategy; and developing knowledge about their target population to advance LGBTQ2 equality.

Region: Granby, Quebec

Funding amount: $100,000

 

64.  Organization: AlterHéros

Title: AlterHéros 2.0: Internal capacity-building

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of AlterHéros to promote LGBTQ2 equality by supporting management capacity, governance by the board of directors, internal policy updates, strategic and organizational planning, and preparation of a financial plan.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $123,378

 

65.  Organization: ARC - Aînés et retraités de la communauté

Title: Building ARC's autonomy and sustainability

Description: This project aims to build the capacity of ARC - Aînés et retraités in the community to promote LGBTQ equality with the following activities: support organizational governance management capacity, improve technical expertise within the organization, strengthen cooperation among organizations, and improve access to funding opportunities by improving knowledge and expertise in writing grant applications.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $88,611

 

66.  Organization: Archives lesbiennes du Québec

Title: Develop the ALQ’s capacities

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Archives lesbiennes du Québec to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: build management capacity internally and within the Board of Directors, develop a strategic plan, and increase record management skills.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $64,605

 

67.  Organization: Coalition des familles LGBT

Title: Family diversity: the creation of a regional and intersectional network

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity and networks of the Coalition des familles LGBT to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: strengthen inter-organizational collaboration; promote LGBTQ2 equality through an intersectional transverse approach; and increase organizational communication capacity to improve dialogue and reflect the realities and needs of members.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $297,382

68.  Organization: Conseil québécois LGBT

Title: Our Members at the Heart of Our Actions: Towards a Concerted Strategic Reflection (Nos membres au cœur de nos actions : vers une réflexion stratégique concertée)

Description: The project extension will allow for the continued expansion of the organization by further strengthening its governance and communication practices and developing its programming.

The organization will also implement an action plan derived from its strategic planning to build the capacity of its member organizations through the creation of an intra- and inter-regional mentoring program, explore new networking opportunities, develop a fundraising strategy, and organize a second provincial LGBTQ+ consultation meeting with member organizations.

Region: Montreal, Quebec

Funding amount: $300,000

 

69.   Organization: Euphorie dans le genre – Fierté trans

Title: Towards a general assembly for the trans community in Quebec (En marche vers des États Généraux des communautés trans au Québec)
Description:
This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Euphorie dans le genre – Fierté trans to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: ensure the organization's continued financial stability by diversifying funding sources; improve collaboration among organizations; and establish a network of trans organizations led by trans people in Quebec.

Region: Quebec

Funding amount: $ 298,671

70.  Organization: GRIS-Montréal

Title: Reinforcement components: research, gender identity, succession management

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of GRIS-Montréal to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: support human resource management capacity, conduct strategic planning, strengthen inter-organizational cooperation (especially by establishing official networks and sharing resources), make data and information more easily accessible (by producing various reports to evaluate the community's needs.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $300,000

71.  Organization: Le Centre communautaire des gais et lesbiennes de Montréal (Centre communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal)

Title: A plan for a resilient and efficient Centre

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Centre communautaire des gais et lesbiennes de Montréal to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: support management capacity by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, strategic planning and the development of human resources tools and practices; ensure long-term sustainability, especially in philanthropic development planning; and increase organizational capacity in communications.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $99,984

 

72.  Organization: Project 10

Title: Implementing leadership structures to increase Projet 10's capacity

Description: This project will strengthen the capacity of Project 10 to advance LGBTQ2 equality by  building managerial capacity through implementing an executive director model and a complimentary board and governance structure; ensuring long-term sustainability through the creation of sustainable fundraising structures; and improving technical expertise within the organization.

Region: Montréal, Quebec

Funding amount: $100,000

 

73.  Organization: RÉZO

Title: GBT men at the heart of RÉZO for 30 years

Description: The purpose of this project is to strengthen RÉZO’s capacities to promote LGBTQ2 equality by ensuring long-term viability by diversifying funding sources through the development of a financial self-sufficiency strategy and the implementation of computer-based infrastructure for supporting fund management.

Region: Montréal, Québec

Funding amount: $100,000

 

74.  Organization: Divergenres

Title: Taking flight

Description: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Divergenres to promote LGBTQ2 equality with the following activities: supporting management capacity (through board governance and strategic planning), ensuring long-term visibility, and improving access to funding opportunities.

Region: Québec City, Quebec

Funding amount: $99,000

 

75.  Organization: GRIS-Québec

Title: Consolidate for sustainability

Description: This project will strengthen GRIS-Québec's capacity to promote LGBTQ2 equality in the greater Capitale-Nationale region with the following activities: develop strategic planning, diversify and modernize its funding sources to ensure its long-term survival, and conduct a market study to implement the Maison de la diversité (a diversity centre) to make the rental expenses of user-organizations more affordable, and to improve inter-organizational cooperation and partnership.

Region: Québec City, Quebec

Funding amount: $186,668

 

76.  Organization: TransEstrie

Title: Overall capacity-building

Description: This project aims to strengthen TransEstrie's capacity to promote LGBTQ2 equality through the following activities: support human resource management capacity; conduct strategic planning; ensure long-term sustainability by improving effective financial skills; and strengthen inter-organizational collaboration, including formal networking and resource sharing.

Region: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Funding amount: $289,259

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