End of the Rainbow Foundation
COVID-19 and the End of the Rainbow Foundation’s Response
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and consistent with Alberta Health Services recommendations, the End of the Rainbow Foundation is suspending all group meetings as of March 15, 2020 to encourage public health, your safety, and to help slow the rate of COVID-19 infections.
We plan to resume groups after lock-downs are lifted. We will be watching closely Alberta Health Services recommendations and if the dates are announced, then the foundation will open group meetings accordingly.
We will continue to provide support to anyone that requests it. However, please visit the group or service page and email the associated service. Volunteers are able to provide support remotely through email, phone calls, and video conferencing. If you require one-to-one support, then please request this and we can arrange safe meetings upon request.
We will monitor the changing situation and provide updates as necessary.
For more information on the COVID-19 situation, we suggest visiting Alberta Health Services’ website at: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx
We also recommend that if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, then please call 811 for advice on how to proceed.
In the meantime, you can help by giving a donation to people who are impacted by COVID -19 and not able to access COVID-19 benefits given to others.
We appreciate your understanding.
The End of the Rainbow Foundation foundation creates sponsorship circles (groups of five), hosts support groups, and provides education to help LGBTQ+ people settle in their homes and community.
The foundation hosts the Calgary LGBTQ+ Refugee Centre; the Calgary Rainbow Railroad Station, settling SOGIE refugees from outside Canada; and a variety of volunteer run support groups and mentor services. We are dedicated to all people of any sexual orientation and gender identity (LGBTQ+ or SOGIE1), whether they are longtime citizens, or new Canadian refugees, or immigrants.
The End of the Rainbow Foundation is a Private Foundation with Charitable Registration Number: 74824 1882 RR0001.
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: