Enchanté Network pitches federal government to scope endowment fund for 2SLGBTQI+ organizations — who are “at risk of closing their doors”

“Queer and trans organizations are closing their doors or are at risk of closing their doors every year at the end of fiscal. We can do something about that,” says Tyler Boyce, executive director of the Enchanté Network. “The solution is a 2SLGBTQI+ endowment fund.”

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Data from charity donation platform CanadaHelps shows LGBTQ charities received just 0.3 per cent of all donations on the platform in 2021.

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In January, the Enchanté Network made a pitch to the federal government to provide funds to scope the creation of a national endowment fund to support 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations in Canada.  

Enchanté is Canada’s largest national network of 2SLGBTQI+ organizations, and put the ask to the Ministry of Finance in their 2023 pre-budget submission, requesting $150,000 to conduct a feasibility study on the idea. The federa


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