Our grants support the groundbreaking work of groups and in organizations in Ontario, many of which have had an incredable impact on our global community. A perfect example is the Dignity Network, a group of Canadian organizations involved in supporting the human rights of LGBTQI people globally, including issues related to LGBTQI refugees.
And their work is paying off.
In an exciting announcement, the Government of Canada has announced new funds in support of LGBTIQ2 rights. The new commitment of $30 million is a dedicated funding over five years, followed by $10 million per year to advance human rights and improve socio-economic outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, and 2-spirited people (LGBTIQ2) people in developing countries.
Doug Kerr, a Dignity Network steering committee member was part of the government’s official announcement with International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and LGBTQ2 Special Advisor Randy Boissonnault. The announcement happened from West Block on Parliament Hill on February 8, 2019.
For more information about Dignity Network, please visit them here.