2SLGBTQIA+ organizations rally for more funding, support amidst growing anti-gender movement

Why It Matters

With a rising tide of far-right activists working to claw-back gains made by Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ communities, more funding and support is needed for the organizations that serve those communities and advocate for their interests. Without an increase in support, human rights and lives may be at risk

Aid organizations stand by Feminist International Assistance Policy after scathing Global Affairs Canada audit

Why It Matters

Empowering women and girls doesn’t just build equality, it fights climate change, promotes human rights and lifts families out of poverty. But tracking progress has proved challenging.

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

Why It Matters

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

Opinion: We’re at a turning point to recovery from a year of setbacks in women’s rights and gender equality

Why It Matters

In 2022, the rollback of women’s rights made headlines around the world and it was hard not to be disheartened by the feeling of the ground shifting under us. But as we mark International Women’s Day 2023, we see signs of stabilization and the emergence of new pathways to regain yesterday's losses and set ambitious goals for the coming year.

It Gets Better Canada launches youth grants to support 2SLGBTQ+ students

Why It Matters

Sexually and gender diverse youth in Canada are reported to be more prone to bullying and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Since most youth spend time in primary and secondary schools across the country, studies recommend making schools more inclusive towards 2SLGBTQ+ students to reduce the harm they experience.