About Us

The Enchanté Network connects and supports 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations across Canada. We help build stronger 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations through providing resources, training, and peer to peer networking. Our member organizations include everything from small, volunteer-driven 2Spirit and LGBTQ groups to large frontline service-oriented community centres.  

VISION

The Enchanté Network supports 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities
from coast to coast to coast to be sustainable, vibrant, intersectional,
indigenized and culturally competent. 

MISSION

The Enchanté Network will maintain a thriving network where we
develop and share programs, resources and knowledge to support
2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities.

VALUES

Consensus Building: to ensure that people can speak for themselves and that every voice is heard. 

Intergenerational: to ensure we value the connection between the generations and respect the contributions of diverse experiences.

Indigenization: to ensure that ways of knowing and being are respected and that reconciliation efforts are included within the framework of the
organization.

Adaptable: to ensure that the organization is responsive to the evolving needs of our communities and adaptable to changes at each level of government. 

Equitable: to ensure that genders and sexualities are affirmed and that we work within a framework of diversity and intersectionality.

About Us

The Enchanté Network connects and supports 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations across Canada. We help build stronger 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ community organizations through providing resources, training, and peer to peer networking. Our member organizations include everything from small, volunteer-driven 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ groups to large frontline service-oriented community centres. 

As an intersectional, gender and sexually diverse network, our goal is to connect, enrich, and sustain healthy, vibrant and Indigenized communities. We are a bilingual network spanning from coast to coast to coast.

VISION
The Enchanté Network supports 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities
from coast to coast to coast to be sustainable, vibrant, intersectional,
indigenized and culturally competent.

MISSION
The Enchanté Network will maintain a thriving network where we
develop and share programs, resources and knowledge to support
2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities.

VALUES

Consensus Building: to ensure that people can speak for themselves and that every voice is heard.

Intergenerational: to ensure we value the connection between the generations and respect the contributions of diverse experiences.

Indigenization: to ensure that ways of knowing and being are respected and that reconciliation efforts are included within the framework of the
organization.

Adaptable: to ensure that the organization is responsive to the evolving needs of our communities and adaptable to changes at each level of government.

Equitable: to ensure that genders and sexualities are affirmed and that we work within a framework of diversity and intersectionality.

Board

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which represents member organizations from every province and territory.

Rachel Loewen Walker – President (Email)

Christian Tanguay – Quebec

Cait Glasson – Ontario

Chelsea Thacker – Northwest Territories, VP Finance

Brittany Jakubiec – Prince Edward Island, VP Governance & Policy

Albert McLeod – Manitoba

Estefan Cortes-Vargas – VP at Large

Boyd Whiskeyjack – Alberta

 

 

 

 

Staff

Emmett Lamache

Executive Director
All pronouns

Teddy Syrette – Ozhawa Anung/Yellow Star

Indigenous Liaison and Program Coordinator
They/them

Alexandra Daigle

Francophone Liason and Program Coordinator
She/her

Kathryn LeBlanc

Communications and Programs Manager
She/her

Our Reports and Documentation

To date, the Enchanté Network has held three national summits. The first two were to establish the framework for the organization, and the third was to hold a founding AGM.

Click on the buttons below to download our official documentation.