The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, formerly Jer’s Vision, is celebrating with its 10th Anniversary Gala! The event will bring together 250 guests to Toronto to celebrate a decade of working across Canada to address bullying, discrimination, homophobia & transphobia. Join our hosts Barbara Hall and Linda McQuaig, alongside key community and business leaders from throughout Ontario for an incredible dinner. The event will feature performances from Gavin Crawford and a presentation from Northern High School students. The event will also confer awards to Rufus Wainwright (LGBTQ advocate and artist), Andre Morriseau (Indigenous LGBTQ community leader), Gein Wong (LGBTQ Artist & Co-Owner of Glad Day Bookshop), and Janine Fuller (Little Sisters Bookstore Manager & winner at the Supreme Court for getting LGBT books into Canada).
The gala opens with a reception at 6:30PM, with the dinner beginning at 7:15PM.
The gala is being held at Fountain Blu and catered by EnVille. Wine is being graciously provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and beer is generously provided by Beau’s Beer.
The 10th Anniversary Gala will be funding two major programs offered by the CCGSD.
The first is our national Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Forum, a week-long conference to train LGBTQ+ and Allied youth on combating bullying and discrimination in their schools.
The second program is our Regional Youth Conferences, one day conferences held in regions across Canada on bullying and discrimination.
Thank you for your generous support.