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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

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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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A Queer Analysis of 2SLGBTQ+ Commitments in the 2021 Federal Budget

On April 19th, the federal government tabled its first budget in almost two years. This budget included significant and exciting commitments, including a $200 million investment to support gender-based violence organizations over the next 2 years. The budget also included $200M to establish Canada’s first Black-led philanthropic endowment fund dedicated to supporting Black-led charities and organizations serving youth and social initiatives. Despite these ground-breaking investments, on the subject of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, we saw a paltry $15 million commitment,

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