Out and About Under the Rainbow: Creating Connections for 2SLGBTTIQ+ Seniors

Over the coming weeks we’re continuing to share the 39 stories of our 2022 Rainbow Grants recipients! All of these deserving projects are receiving critical grant funding as a result of your generous donations to Community One Foundation. Read more and support these projects where you can! If you’d like to see more work like this supported in our community, please consider donating to Community One!

FOUNDATION GRANT (available for up to $7,500 and are open to registered charities or groups trusteed by a registered charity)

The Out and About Under the Rainbow: Creating Connections for 2SLGBTTIQ+ Seniors will foster social connections among BIPOC/QT seniors and between BIPOC/CT and other LGBTTIQ+ seniors by creating a safe and inclusive space where all can socialize together and enjoy a variety of enjoyable and educational activities. The project will build greater awareness and understanding among current Rainbow participants about diverse cultures and the experiences of BIPOC/QT seniors. The goal is to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for BIPOC/QT seniors in our Rainbow programs so that they can also benefit from the socialization, recreational, and health promotion activities that Sunshine Centres offers.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors is a non-profit organization providing social, recreational and health promotion day programs for seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. Their mission is to reduce social isolation, improve the health and well-being of older adults and to empower them to lead meaningful and connected lives in which they are engaged and participating in the community.