Since 1986, Egale Canada (Egale) has worked hard to support and advocate for Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (2SLGBTQI) people in Canada.
Our REAL (Research, Education, Awareness, and Legal Advocacy) approach to inclusion builds the foundation for impactful and significant changes to legislation, policies, and programs that affect the everyday experiences and freedoms of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and around the world.
Egale’s mission is to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.
Our 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.
Including Egale in your Will supports our Research, Education, Awareness, and Legal advocacy initiatives and makes a REAL impact by improving the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and around the world!
Research is the foundation of our work and informs everything we do at Egale. Centering 2SLGBTQI experiences, our research is community-based, participatory, and action-oriented. The reports we publish are used nationally, and often globally, to create positive change for 2SLGBTQI people.
Education is essential in building more inclusive and accessible spaces for 2SLGBTQI people. Leveraging the research data, we create educational products and resources in order to enable change, particularly in schools, workplaces, healthcare, housing, and justice sectors.
Our Awareness initiatives and campaigns elevate the voices of 2SLGBTQI communities and draw attention to some of the most pressing issues in order to inform and inspire the general public to begin their own journeys in inclusivity and belonging, starting with our educational resources.
Our Legal advocacy work aims to protect 2SLGBTQI people in policy and legislation at all levels of government and beyond. This complements our research, education, and awareness initiatives to ensure the work we do has lasting impact.