We strive to improve socio-economic conditions for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions (SOGIE) by providing innovative education, support programs, and research.
We are dedicated to all people of any sexual orientation and gender identity, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trangender, Queer and other sexually diverse (LGBTQ+ or SOGIE1) Canadians, whether they are longtime citizens, or new Canadian refugees, or immigrants.
Our vision is to fully welcome and nurture SOGIE people into Canadian life so that they become contributing members of our society.
Note 1. We use LGBTQ+ and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE) interchangeably. All people have a sexual orienation and gender identity. When we use either term we include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning, and plus+ as indicating: intersex, asexual, demisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, gender neutral, gender queer, pangender, men who have sex with men (MSM), women who have sex with women (WSW), and all the other sexual diversities that we are missing.
For a comprehensive list of definitions, we suggest the following links: