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2018 Rainbow Grants Ceremony at The 519

Mr. Blueberry prepares to meet our 2018 Rainbow Grant recipients....
As does Geremy the Kiwi!
Our dedicated volunteers Fran├žois and Brian at the sign-in desk
Community One board member Raul Luna Polo (l) with another one of our amazing volunteers, Junior
A sampling of the zines created by the Paperhouse Outreach Collective's Zine Production and Exchange (ZIPE) Program
The incredible Raf Antonio, Rainbow Grant recipient with Cahoots Theatre
Artist Raf Antonio with the poster for Cahoots Theatre's The Effeminates: A Queer Tale of Bloody Vengeance
Indrit, Marjorie and Raf of Cahoots Theatre
Sunshine Centres for Seniors shows off some of the activities they offer the elderly LGBTQ+ community.
Rainbow Grant recipients Denise and Irene of Sunshine Centres for Seniors
Recording artist Cory Stewart begins the night with a performance.
Community One Co-chairs Terrance Greene (l) and Kevin Ormsby kick things off.
Zohar Freeman of the Throbbing Rose Collective receives the night's first Rainbow Grant for Nuit Rose.
Zohar Freeman of the Throbbing Rose Collective accepts their Rainbow Grant for Nuit Rose V: UnBound
Rainbow Grants chairs Steven Solomon and Karen Arthurton present Paperhouse Outreach Collective their cheque.
Flora Shum (centre left) and Emily Cook of Paperhouse Outreach Collective receive their Rainbow Grant for the Zine Production and Exchange Program (ZIPE) for LGBTQ+ youth.
RnB recording artist Tessa Gooden received a Rainbow Grant for her upcoming album Fool Love
Aries Cheung of the Pink Pine Project, the 2018 Kyle Rae Award winner
Researcher Gio Iacono receives his Rainbow Grant for the LGBTQ+ Youth Affirmative Mindfulness Project
Jessica Lee of Queer Asian Women+ (QAW+) receives a Rainbow Grant for the group's craft and parenting workshop.
Rainbow Grants chair Karen Arthurton (l) presents a cheque to Sage Lovell and Carlisle Robinson of the Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Filmmaker Phillip Pike receives his Rainbow Grant for the Black queer activist documentary, Tell the Children the Truth
Carlisle and Sage of ORAD receive their Rainbow Grant for the event Draggin' ASL to Pride
Raf and Indrit of Cahoots Theatre receive their Rainbow Grant for the upcoming production The Effeminates: A Queer Tale of Bloody Vengeance
Mina of Asian Community AIDS Services receives a Rainbow Grant for the Asian trans woman-powered art project STARS 100
Denise and Irene of Sunshine Centres for Seniors receive their Rainbow Grant for Aging With Pride
Maureen Aslin of End of Life Canada with her Rainbow Grant for the project Planning Together
Paula Carter of Carea Community Health Centre receiving a Rainbow Grant for the Durham-based information support group Gender Journeys
Tracey Mann and the folks of Breakaway Addiction Services with their Rainbow Grant for the P2P Harm Reduction Kit Making Outreach
Jake Farr and Kay Roesslein of LOFT Community Services with their Rainbow Grant for their project Responding to Intersectional Oppression Experienced by BIPOC Trans Individuals
Tracy Hatten of Casey House receives a Rainbow Grant for Intersections: Trauma Informed Care, HIV, Mental Health and Knowledge Exchange
LeRoi Newbold (centre left) and Naouda Robinson receive their Rainbow Grant for the Black Lives Matter Freedom School
Wendie and Carolyn with their Rainbow Grant for the PFLAG Mississauga Speaker Series
RnB recording artist and grant recipient Tessa Gooden entertains the crowd with a performance
(Clockwise centre) Gitanjali, Najwa and Tahmind receive the inaugural James Stewart Award on behalf of Springtide Resources for the Parenting Teens Exchange
Filmmaker Phillip Pike speaks about his project during the 2018 Rainbow Grant receipient panel discussion
Jake Farr of LOFT Community Services speaks at the 2018 Rainbow Grant recipient panel discussion
Gitanjali Lena talks about the Springtide Resources initiative Parenting Teens Exchange at the 2018 Rainbow Grant recipient panel discussion
Community One Co-chairs Terrance Greene (l) and Kevin Ormsby close out another successful Rainbow Grant ceremony. Congratulations to all!
Mr. Blueberry prepares to meet our 2018 Rainbow Grant recipients....

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 of the grant recipients about how their projects impacted the LGBTTIQQ2S communities.