COMMUNITY ONE BLOG

Success Story: Black Lives Matter – Toronto Freedom School

      These Facebook posts will be five years old this July, a span that can seem remarkably short considering all that has happened between these historic messages and the rise of Black Lives Matter, the now-international grassroots movement fighting anti-Black racism and demanding transformation in the treatment of Black communities. Activists janaya khan […]

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How do we choose who gets Rainbow Grants?

Every year Community One Foundation gives out tens of thousands of dollars in grants to LGBTTIQQ2S initiatives right across the GTA. You likely already knew that – as a writer for Community One, I mention it every chance I get. Did you see our summer newsletter? It’s there. New information booklet? Noted. How about on […]

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2018 Rainbow Grants Ceremony at The 519

On May 31, 2018, Community One Foundation honoured this years Rainbow Grant recipients with funding for their all-important projects in the areas of health, social services, research, education, advocacy, arts and culture. Hosted at The 519, the ceremony also featured performances by recording artists Cory Stewart and Tessa Gooden, and a panel discussion with some […]

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Success Story: Autistiqueers

    Autism Canada defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD, or autism) as “a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts brain development causing most individuals to experience communication problems, difficulty with social interactions and a tendency to repeat specific patterns of behaviour”. A March 2018 report by the Public Health Agency of Canada found that 1.5% of Canadian […]

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