Backgrounder: Project funding for two LGBTQ2 organizations
On February 2, 2022, WAGE announced funding of up to $800,000 for two LGBTQ2 projects, part of the $15 million LGBTQ2 Project Fund announced in Budget 2021.
LGBTQ2 Projects Fund
The Projects Fund supports LGBTQ2 not-for-profit organizations to develop community-informed projects that address systemic barriers faced by LGBTQ2 people. The funding also supports efforts to address intersectional barriers, including Indigenous, Black, racialized, and rural or remote LGBTQ2 communities.
Project Funding Details
Rainbow Faith and Freedom up to $400,000
This 24-month project will work towards ending religious-based discrimination in the faith sector in Ontario. Rainbow Faith and Freedom will do this by conducting research in collaboration with 2SLGBTQ+ communities and faith institutions, including developing a survey to evaluate the degree of inclusion in the faith sector. The organization will develop an awareness campaign about religious-based 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination and disseminate the information through partnerships with community organizations and religious-based organizations. Educational programming and training will also be offered to increase community awareness, help prepare religious institutions and organizations to make changes, and drive engagement to end religious-based 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination in the faith sector of Ontario.
Imprint Youth Association up to $400,000
This 25-month project will build and strengthen capacity in accessing gender-affirming health care in New Brunswick through the development of a training and mentorship program for primary care providers. Imprint Youth Association Inc. will achieve this by partnering with health clinics and LGBTQ2 advocacy organizations across the province to facilitate recruitment, training, and information sharing across existing networks in New Brunswick by creating an up-to-date directory of service providers to guide trans people looking for care and developing educational and training materials in urban and rural New Brunswick contexts to allow for continuity once the project is complete.
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Women and Gender Equality Canada
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