Free to be me

Canada is a diverse and inclusive society. The Government of Canada is working to improve equality for LGBTQ2 communities through the promotion of human rights and the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws. The Free to Be Me page provides information and resources related to the Government of Canada's work to advance LGBTQ2 inclusion.

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Services and information

About us

Learn about the LGBTQ2 Secretariat and Special Advisor, and see where we will be in the near future.

Prime Minister delivers apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians

Learn about the Prime Minister’s formal apology.

Funding opportunities

Find Government programs that provide financial support, including for LGBTQ2 services, organizational capacity and research.

Related information on LGBTQ2 issues

Find helpful information designed for individuals, organizations and public servants.

Expungement of convictions and LGBTQ2 commemoration

Request to have your records expunged and find out how you can share your story.

LGBTQ2 Class Action Settlement

Get information on the final settlement agreement and compensation for eligible class members.

News and updates

Review the latest news related to the work of the Government of Canada on LGBTQ2 inclusion.

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