Happy Pride! The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to support the LGBTTQ+ community. We support projects that are making change, providing safe spaces, and ensuring people feel connected and included.  The important work these organizations do every day creates communities where we all belong.

Ten Oaks

The Ten Oaks Project provides an overnight camp experience for youth from LGBTTQ+ identities. With our help, Ten Oaks will offer the LGBTTQ+ Family Camp project, providing safe space for families to enjoy the outdoors together.

Learn more at tenoaksproject.org

London Pride

If you’ve ever struggled with explaining the complex and diverse world of LGBTTQ+ identities and issues to your children, London Pride Festival has created a series of videos that are a great tool for kids. The videos, called Pride Understanding, explain gender identity, same sex partners, and transgender identity with the help of puppets.

See the videos at pridelondon.ca

Black Canvas Gallery

Through the Youth Opportunities Fund, the Black Canvas Gallery will provide arts programming and workshops for both LGBTTQ+ and Black youth by creating a safe space for participants to share their lived experiences and think critically about their roles in community through art.

See the artwork at black-canvas.com

ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company

Right to Dance is a program provided by ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company that will empower Black, racialized, and Indigenous LGBTTQ+ youth. The project will create a dance education toolkit while providing inclusive and affirming spaces.

Learn more about your right to dance at illnanadcdc.com

Transgender Social Support Services

Transgender Social Support Services is an initiative for transgender individuals and their families that works to create safer, better-informed communities that understand the systemic barriers that transgender people experience, and works on solutions to eliminate these barriers. The program works with Indigenous, two-spirit and queer, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender youth in rural and remote communities.

Learn more at tginnerselves.com

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust will provide programs and services for both homeless and at risk of homelessness LGBTTQ+ youth in Toronto through Egale Youth OUTreach. The project aims to increase success in completing education, obtaining, and sustaining employment, and reducing homelessness among LGBTTQ+ youth.

Find out more at egale.ca