Our Vision

As a leader in anti-discrimination work, CCGSD runs programming all over Canada and the United States. Because of our hundreds of volunteers, we are able to reach over 250,000 people annually. We are also a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (DayOfPink.org), engaging millions of people in wearing pink and to run programs that stand up to bullying. We encourage you to find out more about CCGSD & the International Day of Pink, and get involved in making your community a safer and more diverse place.

CCGSD Mission Statement

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity aspires to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.

Our Mandate

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity was established to support and empower work happening on a collaborative and/or collective level between and within territories, provinces, and Indigenous of peoples such as Canadians, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. This support comes in the form of educational and arts-based initiatives, research, and resources for schools and communities, ranging from a full day of workshops with ongoing support to week-long training forums with integrated year-long projects as part of its deliverables. The International Day of Pink is part of this programming, where we provide learning kits that make wearing pink a catalyst for change. Lastly, complementary programs facilitated by our Youth Advisory Committee, such as our grants, awards, and scholarships, continue to celebrate the ongoing work already being done in hundreds of communities daily.

Our Values

The CCGSD is committed to the following values and concepts:

  • Accessibility
  • Decolonization
  • Anti-Racism
  • Newcomer Support
  • Environmentalism
  • Social Justice
  • Diversity
  • Intersectionality
  • Feminism (including Transfeminine Empowerment)
  • Non-binary Gender Empowerment

  • The Arts
  • Evidence-based Research
  • Cultural Safety
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Traditional Teachings
  • Ongoing Training
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Community-Led Resources
  • Oral Lore

  • Local Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Honesty
  • Connection
  • Outreach
  • Transparency & Openness
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Accountability


The CCGSD is forever evolving.  As part our values of Transparency and Openness, you will find links to our current governing document, and a number of new draft policies & procedures being developed by the CCGSD Board of directors that are currently being reviewed and tested by CCGSD Staff  to ensure completeness and validity to the ongoing support of our Goals and Programs. These working documents are published in the spirit of openness and inclusion.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Board (board@ccgsd-ccdgs.org) or the Executive Director (info@ccgsd-ccdgs.org) at any time.

Please note that the previously approved volunteer screening policy as been folded into the new Human Resources Policy and that we have made changes to the Duty of Care Policy based on feedback from staff and the community.

Governing document:

Policies & Procedures:

CCGSD Audited Financial Statements:

CCGSD Feedback tool: