The Rainbow Resilience Fund will allow organizations to respond to emerging needs following a hate attack, as well as support organizational planning and strategizing to prevent and protect 2SLGBTQI+ communities.
The Enchanté Network is the largest network of 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations across the country, with over 200 members in each province and territory. When hate events happen, our members are the ones that are there – not just during Pride month, but throughout the year. They are the experts in their communities, the ones who are on the frontlines of hate, supporting 2SLGBTQI+ individuals.
In 2022, we saw a 64% rise in police-reported hate attacks against 2SLGBTQI+ people, and as the years progressed, from legislative decisions to online attacks, the world has seen a rise in anti-2SLGBTQI+ rhetoric.
Hate attacks are a significant threat to the 2SLGBTQI+ people and they are a threat to the safety/security, well-being, and sustainability of 2SLGBTQI+ community
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We need your help to respond to hate attacks towards the 2SLGBTQI+ community.
It’s time we mobilize and take action!
The Enchanté Network wants to provide 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations with the resiliency and tools needed to respond to these attacks. We have launched the Rainbow Resilience Fund as mutual aid effort to gain the support of allies and supporters.
The 2SLGBTQI+ community is facing threats across the country. As the rate of hate crimes skyrocket, you can fight back with the Enchanté Network and ensure human rights are protected for everyone.
Equality rights and protection from discrimination are cornerstones of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the 2SLGBTQI+ community is protected by the Charter just like any other group in society. That’s why The Enchanté Network is proud to launch the Rainbow Resilience Fund and provide 2SLGBTQI+ organizations with the tangible resources needed to prevent and respond to hate crimes targeting the 2SLGBTQI+ community.
Please make a tax-deductible gift to this crucial fund now.
Written by Tyler Boyce for IN Magazine
“As we continue to grapple with the devastating impact of hate crimes in Canada, it is crucial that we recognize the importance of intersectionality in the fight against all forms of oppression”
CBC News Article
“Our movement is too strong, our communities too resourceful, and our brilliance undeniable.”
Written by Tyler Boyce for IN Magazine
“As Canada continues to grapple with a growing wave of hate crimes, particularly against marginalized communities, it has become increasingly clear that a multi-faceted approach is needed to tackle this issue.”
What do we hope to achieve?
By prioritising race, indigeneity, and disability, we acknowledge the unique challenges faced by individuals and communities at the intersections of these identities. Our framework ensures that the fund’s resources are distributed equitably, addressing systemic disparities and uplifting marginalized voices. We strive to create a more inclusive and just society by centering the experiences and needs of those who have historically been marginalized and disproportionately impacted by discrimination and violence.
Support for Racialized 2SLGBTQI+ Organizations
We prioritize funding for organizations led by individuals from racialized communities, recognizing the importance of amplifying their voices and experiences. We aim to address systemic racism and promote racial equity within the 2SLGBTQI+ movement.
Centering Black and Indigenous Perspectives
We emphasize the unique experiences and expertise of Black and Indigenous 2SLGBTQI+ individuals and organizations. Our framework seeks to address anti-Blackness and colonial legacies while fostering collaboration and solidarity between diverse communities.
We ensure that our fund supports organizations that actively work towards enhancing accessibility for individuals with disabilities. This includes physical accessibility, communication support, and the use of assistive technology to ensure equal participation and representation.
We prioritise initiatives that focus on education, training, and advocacy to combat hate, discrimination, and violence. Additionally, we support mental health and well-being programs tailored to the specific needs of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, including those living with disabilities.