COMMUNITY ONE BLOG

Success Story: PFLAG Canada Durham Region’s Teens and Tweens

    When we adopted the name Community One Foundation in 2010 – changing it from the decades-old Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal of Toronto – it was to signify our dedication to serving communities across the entire LGBTTIQQ2S spectrum, as well as an expansion of our granting beyond Toronto’s borders. Today, Community One funds […]

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Success Story: Hanlon McGregor’s ‘Unexpectedly Trans’

    Trans rights and stories have become more prevalent in media and public policy over the past few years, but representation for the community in entertainment remains slim – GLAAD’s 2017/18 report on LGBTQ+ inclusion noted just 5% of LGBTQ-identifying characters in film and television are trans-identified. That need for more trans stories adds […]

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Success Story: Roseneath Theatre’s ‘Outside’

    For more than thirty years, Roseneath Theatre has been producing theatrical plays for schools, tackling serious issues for youth including poverty, racism, health, and for its production Outside, bullying, homophobia and suicide. When Community One awarded them a 2015 Foundation Rainbow Grant for Outside, they were able to make some much-needed set improvements […]

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Success Story: Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ Rainbow Outings

    The ever-increasing population of senior citizens in the GTA has brought greater awareness to the critical need for more resources addressing their needs. In the case of LGBTQ+ seniors, the lack of resources that encourage and accept diversity adds anxiety to an already difficult situation – a consultation conducted in 2017 by Egale […]

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