COMMUNITY ONE BLOG

Success Story: The Concerned Kids

Over the holidays, we had a chance to catch up with one of our many amazing 2020 Rainbow Grant recipients, The Concerned Kids. Check out our interview below with Executive Director Daven Seebarran! Daven, could you tell us a little about the initiative your 2020 Rainbow Grant has supported? The Rainbow Grant generously supported our […]

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Passionate human rights defender and refugee Christopher Nkambwe receives Canada’s largest single cash award in recognition of outstanding LGBTQIA2S+ leadership

TORONTO, ON (November 6, 2020) – On the evening of November 5, 2020, Ugandan-born LGBTQIA2S+ activist, refugee and trans woman Christopher Nkambwe (pronouns: she/her) was honoured with Community One Foundation’s Steinert & Ferreiro Award, a commemorative award and $10,000 cash prize that celebrates unsung heroes for their contributions to the Canadian LGBTQIA2S+ community. Christopher Nkambwe’s […]

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Community One Foundation Awards Over $80,000 to LGBTTIQQ2S+ Initiatives in the Greater Toronto Area

TORONTO, ON (September 29, 2020) ‐ Fresh off the heels of gifting $50,000 in pandemic relief to drag performers across the Greater Toronto Area, Community One Foundation (a non-profit organization that provides grants to LGBTTIQQ2S+ community projects), is announcing the recipients of their 2020 Rainbow Grants. The Rainbow Grant program, which began in 1980, is […]

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Success Story: Insight Games

Gaming in the LGBTQ+ community is thriving, with groups like Toronto Gaymers opening the door for tabletop, board and video game players in a supportive environment. But for Aerissa Roy-Dupuis, the inclusivity stopped short. “We were dismayed that accessibility in board gaming is almost non-existent,” said the 2019 General Rainbow Grant recipient, who is also […]

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