Finishing The Suit (March 1-11)

"My father would sway in prayer in that little Lower East Side synagogue. When I would ask him why, he said he was dancing with God." -Lawrence Aronovitch Hello, friends! As many of you know, our board advisor, Lawrence Aronovitch's new play Finishing the Suit will be presented by Bear & Co at the Gladstone Theatre in March. The genesis of this story goes back to 2010, when he was living in Ireland and happened to have a conversation with a Dublin tailor about making a suit for his...

Sports Inclusion February Update: Hockey is for Everyone!

The “Hockey is for Everyone” Campaign will occur every day throughout February, presented by the National Hockey League (NHL), the League’s Member Clubs, and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA). These groups have teamed up with the You Can Play Project (also one of CCGSD’s Community Partners) and other organizations to raise awareness about diversity in sports, particularly hockey. Each day this month will feature activities to focus on areas such “as LGBTQ(+ issues), ethnicity and gender equal...

Medicine Hat Pride Forums

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity and Medicine Hat Pride Association are proud to present the Pride Forums, a series of three unique and special Forums. The forums will be held at Medicine Hat College. All events are free and include lunch. For more information please email: Please note that the Forums have been postponed till June. We encourage you to still register to be the first to know about the new date.  Training Medicine Hat team member...

Forum (Educational Events) Coordinator

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Position: Forum Coordinator (formerly Conferences Coordinator) Terms of Employment: Full-Time Anticipated Start Date: Feb 20th, 2016 Salary: $29,000-$33,000; with optional of a benefits package Languages: English (French is an asset) Education: Post-secondary degree (encouraged), experience will be taken into consideration. Experience: 3 years of experience in the conference management field managing groups of 200+ delegates preferred. Also experience with working with youth; c...

SHIFT: Canada’s LGBTQ Politician’s Summit

The Canadian Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to present SHIFT: the Canadian LGBTQ+ Politicians Summit. The Summit will bring together Canada's LGBTQ+ politicians from municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government for a morning of networking, learning and planning. The Summit is schedule for June 8, 2017 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please email: or To register click here (https://ccgsd...

Celebrate Rupert!

Greetings People! I’m inviting you to my 65th Birthday/Retirement Celebration hosted by The 519 Community Centre - specifically, Robyn Letson (Coordinator of Trauma-Informed Counselling Services) and Becky McFarlane (Director of Programs & Community Services).   Date:                          Friday, February 3rd (6 pm) Location:                   The 519 Community Centre 519 Church Street, Toronto The Ballroom (2nd floor) Accessibility:            Mobility-accessible ...

Day of Pink Call for Artists!!

  The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is seeking local artists to participate in the annual Day of Pink Event in Ottawa. This years event takes place at the Landsdowne Complex on the historic Rideau Canal in Canada's Capital on April 12th. The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world and we plan on having an amazing party featuring music, art, dance, spoken word, guest speakers and p...

Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference

Ace Toronto is happy to announce that we will be hosting an Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference (website & facebook event). Event: Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference Location: Ryerson Student Centre (55 Gould St., Toronto, ON) Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017-- 10am-6:30pm (check-in at 9:30am) Post-conference open-mic & board-games social: 7-8:30pm (doors open at 6:45) also at 55 Gould St. (info here) This event is for people who are on the ace and/or aromantic spectrums or question...