Information and resources related to the Government of Canada's work to improve equality for LGBTQ2 communities through the promotion of human rights and the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws.
“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 LGBTQ2+ 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Services and information
Pride Season refers to the wide range of pride events that take place over the summer when LGBTQ2 communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of LGBTQ2 communities.
Learn more about the LGBTQ2 Secretariat.
Find out about the Prime Minister's official apology.
Learn about the various engagement activities that were held to help the Government of Canada better understand the daily realities and experiences of LGBTQ2 people in Canada.
Find Government programs that provide financial support, including for LGBTQ2 services, organizational capacity and research.
Request to have your records expunged and find out how you can share your story.
Get information on the final settlement agreement and compensation for eligible class members.
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 LGBTQ2 inclusion.
Related Information on LGBTQ2 issues
Rights in Canada
Current rights and evolving legislation with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
- Canadian human rights commission
- Rights of LGBTI persons
- An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
- Bill C-6: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
- Bill C-8: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
- Bill C-16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code
- Bill C-32: An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code
- Bill C-66: An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts
The Government of Canada is actively promoting and working to ensure respect of LGBTQ2rights on the international stage.
- The human rights of LGBTQ2 persons
- Canada supports the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons
- Empowering women and girls and gender equality
- Voices at risk: Canada’s guidelines on supporting human rights defenders
- Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2017-2022 - Public Safety Canada - Progress report for fiscal year 2017/2018
Health and safety
Tips to ensure LGBTQ2members’ health and safety at home and abroad.
- Institute of Gender and Health
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travel
- Travel Advice and Advisories
- Questions and Answers: Gender Identity in Schools
- HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund
- HIV in Canada: Canada’s progress to meet HIV 90-90-90 targets by 2020
- HIV and AIDS
- Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada
Facts and figures
- LGBTQ2 terminology - Glossary and common acronyms
- Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics
- Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)
- Gender and sex variables
- Social isolation of seniors: A focus on LGBTQ seniors in Canada
- Police-reported hate crime, 2016
- Census in Brief: Same-sex couples in Canada in 2016
- Same-sex couples and sexual orientation... by the numbers
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