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Questionnaire on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues for Federal Political Parties

Greetings, During the 2021 federal election, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are keen to hear from federal political parties and party leaders to better understand where they stand on key issues of human rights, equity, and safety for 2SLGBTQ+ people. We, as a national group of fourteen 2SLGBTQ+ and allied organizations, write to you today soliciting your response on 20 key questions pertinent to 2SLGBTQ+ communities and our human rights during Election 2021. Questions Why do you believe you are the best candidate for Prime Minister? Why should 2SLGBTQ+ people vote for you? Specific commitments on 2SLGBTQ+ issues are crucial to continued progress

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Proud to Vote 2021: A National Debate on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues

FR Join us on September 14th at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) for Proud to Vote 2021 – a national discussion and debate on 2SLGBTQ+ issues with representatives of major Canadian political parties in the lead up to the 2021 federal election. Confirmed party representatives include: Green Party of Canada: Sylvain DodierConservative Party of Canada: Hannah HodsonBloc Québécois: Marie-Hélène GaudreauNew Democratic Party of Canada: Randall GarrisonLiberal Party of Canada: Rob Oliphant To watch the recording of this event, click here. This event is being presented by a consortium of national 2S/LGBTIQ organizations and networks including: The Enchanté Network, Fierté Canada Pride,

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Onwards and Upwards with Wisdom2Action

Earlier this month, Lisa Lachance, founder and co-Principal Consultant with Wisdom2Action, was elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly in Nova Scotia for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island. We are immensely proud of and excited, for Lisa as she embarks on this new adventure. We want to reassure our partners, clients and stakeholders that, while Lisa’s role within W2A is shifting, she will maintain an active presence within the organization, while abiding by the ethical requirements for business owners elected to office, as set out by the Nova Scotian legislature. While her role within our team will be reduced, and shift from

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Seeking a Consultant

Wisdom2Action (W2A) in partnership with Access Open Minds, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), the Enchante Network (TEN), Gris MTL, Kickstand, Kind Space, 2 Spirits in Motion Society (2SiMS) and YWCA Halifax, will implement a three-year project entitled SAFER (Safer Access for Everyone in the Rainbow).  SAFER (name is yet to be confirmed) has been made possible due to the generous support provided by the Women’s Program at Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada.  The objectives of the project are to build capacity by: Establishing and maintaining a national 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as well as

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A Bold 2SLGBTQ+ Agenda for the 2021 Federal Election

With staggering rates of homelessness, poverty, discrimination and violence, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are in a constant state of crisis and struggling to survive. After decades of government neglect, intentional discrimination and chronic underfunding, our communities have demonstrated their incredible resilience through our singular commitment to keeping ourselves, our friends and our families alive. With an election on the horizon, it’s time to move beyond platitudes and embrace a fundamental commitment to justice, health, safety and liberation for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. It’s time for our federal government, political parties, candidates

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Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Health Equity: 4 Bold Ideas for the LGBTQ2 Action Plan

This year, the federal government is consulting 2SLGBTQ+ communities and organizations to develop the first-ever federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan. This plan is intended to guide future federal leadership on 2SLGBTQ+ issues. As the consultations with communities continue, our team has identified 4 bold ideas that we believe are essential to an effective and ambitious LGBTQ2 Action Plan. These ideas are derived from our collective decades of experience in 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy, and our work with local, provincial and national 2SLGBTQ+ organizations. Before we explore our proposals, we want to acknowledge the progress

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Questionnaire on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues for Federal Political Parties

Greetings, During the 2021 federal election, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are keen to hear from federal political parties and party leaders to better understand where they stand on key issues of human rights, equity, and safety for 2SLGBTQ+ people. We, as a national group of fourteen 2SLGBTQ+ and allied organizations, write to you today soliciting your response on 20 key questions pertinent to 2SLGBTQ+ communities and our human rights during Election 2021. Questions Why do you believe you are the best candidate for Prime Minister? Why should 2SLGBTQ+ people vote for you? Specific commitments on 2SLGBTQ+ issues are crucial to continued progress

Read More >

Proud to Vote 2021: A National Debate on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues

FR Join us on September 14th at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) for Proud to Vote 2021 – a national discussion and debate on 2SLGBTQ+ issues with representatives of major Canadian political parties in the lead up to the 2021 federal election. Confirmed party representatives include: Green Party of Canada: Sylvain DodierConservative Party of Canada: Hannah HodsonBloc Québécois: Marie-Hélène GaudreauNew Democratic Party of Canada: Randall GarrisonLiberal Party of Canada: Rob Oliphant To watch the recording of this event, click here. This event is being presented by a consortium of national 2S/LGBTIQ organizations and networks including: The Enchanté Network, Fierté Canada Pride,

Read More >

Onwards and Upwards with Wisdom2Action

Earlier this month, Lisa Lachance, founder and co-Principal Consultant with Wisdom2Action, was elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly in Nova Scotia for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island. We are immensely proud of and excited, for Lisa as she embarks on this new adventure. We want to reassure our partners, clients and stakeholders that, while Lisa’s role within W2A is shifting, she will maintain an active presence within the organization, while abiding by the ethical requirements for business owners elected to office, as set out by the Nova Scotian legislature. While her role within our team will be reduced, and shift from

Read More >

Seeking a Consultant

Wisdom2Action (W2A) in partnership with Access Open Minds, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), the Enchante Network (TEN), Gris MTL, Kickstand, Kind Space, 2 Spirits in Motion Society (2SiMS) and YWCA Halifax, will implement a three-year project entitled SAFER (Safer Access for Everyone in the Rainbow).  SAFER (name is yet to be confirmed) has been made possible due to the generous support provided by the Women’s Program at Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada.  The objectives of the project are to build capacity by: Establishing and maintaining a national 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as well as

Read More >

A Bold 2SLGBTQ+ Agenda for the 2021 Federal Election

With staggering rates of homelessness, poverty, discrimination and violence, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are in a constant state of crisis and struggling to survive. After decades of government neglect, intentional discrimination and chronic underfunding, our communities have demonstrated their incredible resilience through our singular commitment to keeping ourselves, our friends and our families alive. With an election on the horizon, it’s time to move beyond platitudes and embrace a fundamental commitment to justice, health, safety and liberation for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. It’s time for our federal government, political parties, candidates

Read More >

Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Health Equity: 4 Bold Ideas for the LGBTQ2 Action Plan

This year, the federal government is consulting 2SLGBTQ+ communities and organizations to develop the first-ever federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan. This plan is intended to guide future federal leadership on 2SLGBTQ+ issues. As the consultations with communities continue, our team has identified 4 bold ideas that we believe are essential to an effective and ambitious LGBTQ2 Action Plan. These ideas are derived from our collective decades of experience in 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy, and our work with local, provincial and national 2SLGBTQ+ organizations. Before we explore our proposals, we want to acknowledge the progress

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