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2SLGBTQI+ Secretariat

Information and resources related to the Government of Canada's work to improve equality for 2SLGBTQI+ communities through the promotion of human rights and the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws.

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“SPECTRUM is grateful for the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund and thanks the Government of Canada for its generous support in helping us build a larger and more stable organization that can better serve 2SLGBTQI++ people in Waterloo Region. Our new staff team has already done some excellent work in building up our capacity and we look forward to sharing updates about our progress throughout the year.”

Cait Glasson, Board President, SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space

“The Community Capacity Fund is a game changer for the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance because it provides much-needed resources to consolidate as the regional organization for Two-Spirits. As a result, the Alliance can properly advocate, deliver knowledge-sharing programs, and expand its partnerships with its sister 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations and service providers to extend their supports for Two-Spirits in the Atlantic region.”

John R. Sylliboy, Interim Executive Director, Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance

“Rainbow Refugee and our partners in the Rainbow Coalition for Refuge form a critical safety net for refugees who have escaped sex- and gender-based persecution. The LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund strengthens our organizations’ foundations, and helps us grow a more robust solidarity and support network. This investment in LGBTQ2 civil society signals a new level of commitment by Canadian government to realize equity and rights. This commitment needs to continue and grow until all members of our communities can live with safety, belonging and respect.ˮ

Dr. Sharalyn Jordan, Chair, Rainbow Refugee Society

“With this fund, YouthLine will upgrade its internal structures to train and support more peer support volunteers to meet the increased demand for our HelpLine. We will also expand our provincial presence and reach through regional networks as well as better understand and meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in rural and Northern Ontario who often have little to no supports.”

Berkha Gupta, Executive Director, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

“Trans people have been sidelined for far too long. These funds will finally bring trans voices to the forefront and meet the glaring needs for consultation and the sharing of trans knowledge and expertise. Euphorie dans le genre – Fierté trans will launch a broad consultation of trans people to take stock of the needs and concerns of trans communities.”

Maxime Faddoul, Coordinator, Gender Euphoria - Trans Pride

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Canada’s First Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan... Building our future with pride

Taking a holistic approach to addressing inequities faced by 2SLGBTQI+ communities, this Federal Action Plan was developed based on insights from an extensive engagement process.

About the 2SLGBTQI+ Secretariat

Learn more about the 2SLGBTQI+ Secretariat.

Pride Season

Pride Season refers to the wide range of pride events that take place over the summer when 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

Apology to LGBTQ2 communities

Find out about the Prime Minister's official apology.

Funding opportunities

Find Government programs that provide financial support, including for 2SLGBTQI+ services, organizational capacity and research.

Expungement of convictions and 2SLGBTQI+ commemoration

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

LGBT Purge Settlement Class Action

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

Modernizing the Government of Canada's sex and gender information practices

List of initiatives to ensure programs and policies are more inclusive of transgender, non-binary and two-spirit people.


Review the latest news related to the work of the Government of Canada on 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion.

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