Canada 2017 Rainbow Grants

Please note we have given away all of this year's Rainbow Grants. Should the grant be open for 2018, we will inform you. The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to partner with HSBC to present the: Canada 2017 Rainbow Grants. Through 2017 we will be giving away 150 micro-grants of $150 to make Canada a Prouder place! Any educational institution, community organization or grassroots initiative can apply for these micro-grants using the form here: Click for the Applica...

Gilbert Baker Memorial Fund

The Centre is also proud to be launching the Gilbert Baker Memorial Fund. Funds raised will be used to continue educational programming that connects queer & trans communities with leaders, storytellers, artists and history creators. The Fund will be organized in collaboration with Gilbert's family (both biological and chosen). Please consider making a donation here. We will also be selling Rainbow Buttons in his honour. Proceeds will support the fund. As our team is busy planning G...

Jer’s Pink Tulip Grant

Jer's Pink Tulip Grants Jer's Pink Tulip Grants are Canada's first grants for schools running diversity, human rights, anti-bullying and anti-discrimination events in their school. The grant is presented with the generous support of the Embassy of the Netherlands, and in collaboration with Jer's Vision. The goal of the program is to empower youth making positive changes in their community; we empower youth by providing financial support for their initiatives or events that promote diversity ...

Youth Role Model of the Year Award

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Nominated by Canadian youth, and selected by the Jer's Vision Youth Adivsory Committee, the Jer's Vision Visionary Awards regonized individuals who have done something incredible to promote diversity, and who inspire youth to make a difference in their schools and communities. Nominations are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Previous winners include: George Stromboulopoulous (2006) Hon. Marlene Jennings (2006) Matthew Good (2007) Hon. Sheila Copps (2007) Diane Holmes (200...

Jeremy Dias Scholarship

The Jeremy Dias Scholarship seeks to recognize a youth that has taken initiative in addressing discrimination in their school or community. Applicants must be Canadian citizens/residents; and must be a high school or Cegep students entering accredited post-secondary institutions, or students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The ideal winner(s) of this scholarship will be student(s) who have worked to eliminate discrimination within their school or community, as demonstra...