Founded in 1995, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.
Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.
OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The Program & Services Department promotes and fosters the human rights and equitable inclusion of LGBTQ people in community, schools, and work through consultation, programs and services, training & development and community engagement.
The Research, Policy & Development Department compiles, produces and communicates the best-available evidence, information and tools for promoting and fostering the human rights and equitable inclusion of LGBTQ people throughout all aspects of society.
OUR OPERATIONS AND STEWARDSHIP
The Operations & Stewardship Department establishes efficient processes and procedures to ensure that Egale activities meet the organization’s objectives; to effectively manage day-to-day operations and resources across the organization; to bolster fundraising efforts and relationship management; and to monitor adherence and compliance to CRA reporting and regulations.
Learn more about our Board of Directors and team here.
OUR HOUSING EFFORTS
Egale Youth OUTreach offers individual counselling, homelessness and suicide crisis services for LGBTIQ2S youth up to age 29 provided by three full time counsellors.
EYO opened its doors to service in 2014 in downtown Toronto and is hoped to be a model to spread across the country.
Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, violence and harassment in our schools, in our families and in our communities combined with experiencing homelessness and other stressors take their toll on mental health and overall well-being. We have created Egale Youth OUTreach to help address these challenges by providing direct services to LGBTIQ2S youth.