Request for Proposals

Rainbow Resilience Fund Report Consultant



The Enchanté Network is Canada’s largest network of 2SLGBTQI+ organizations, uniting more than 200 2SLGBTQI+ organizations and spanning every province and territory. The Rainbow Resilience Fund project will support  2SLGBTQI+ organizations across Canada in the prevention and response to hate crimes.


Background of The Enchanté Network:

The Enchanté Network (TEN) is the largest network of 2SLGBTQI+ organizations in Canada. We connect, support and advocate for more than 200 independent 2SLGBTQI+ organizations. Our network spans every province and territory, and our members include 2 Spirit societies, pride centers, HIV/AIDS organizations, trans collectives, and countless other essential, frontline organizations. 


Project Overview: 

In 2021, the Enchanté Network released the report, Driving Transformational Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Organizations. This second report focuses more on emergency funding. After a 64% surge in hate crimes targeting the 2SLGBTQI+ community, the Enchanté Network responded with the Rainbow Resilience Fund. This fund leveraged the lessons from our 2021 report to quickly and efficiently roll out the $500,000 Rainbow Resilience Fund in a truly low-barrier way, supporting nonprofits and grassroots organizations to create anti-hate infrastructure.

A number of lessons learned can be scaled by larger philanthropic actors, and so this project is looking to educate other funders on emergency funding distribution, using the Rainbow Resilience Fund as an example. Through engagement with the successful grantee organizations and advisory from the Enchanté Network leadership team, the successful consultant will develop the final report. 


Scope of Work: 

The successful consultant will be responsible for the following:

Design the Knowledge Sharing and Impact Assessment Activities 

  • Design 3 virtual roundtable knowledge sharing and impact assessment sessions with recipients of the Rainbow Resilience Fund in the following areas: 
    • Needs assessment evaluation
    • Evaluation of resources, partnerships and approaches
    • Evaluation of project


Facilitate Knowledge Sharing Activities

  • Facilitate 3 virtual roundtable knowledge-sharing and impact assessment sessions with recipients of the Rainbow Resilience Fund 


Final report

  • Codify all information gathered in roundtable sessions to compile in the final report (title, tbd). 


The successful consultant will:

  1. Design knowledge sharing and impact assessment activities
  2. Facilitate and codify knowledge-sharing activities
  3. Write the final report


Note: Final formatting and design of the report will be completed by TEN.


The Consultant will submit their drafted sections for review and feedback from TEN staff, and will submit a second draft incorporating this feedback. The successful consultant will complete the aforementioned tasks with appropriate direction and supervision from TEN’s Executive Director and Manager of Programs. 


TEN will be responsible and assist with the following:

  1. Recruiting participants for roundtable sessions
  2. Scheduling virtual events related to the project


Privacy and Professionalism Expectations: 

  1. The Consultant will not share their reports or findings with any individual or organization other than TEN until the Final Report has been released by TEN
  2. The Consultant is to notify TEN within 24 hours of any issues or problems in relation to any work completed under the contract as they arise
  3. Any work product as the result of this project is the sole property of the Enchanté Network, and the consultant will delete and destroy all project data upon the end of the contract 



  • Consultant Proposals due: June 21, 2024, by 5 PM EST


Language Requirements: 

The language of all deliverables will be English and French.


Contract Period: 

This contract shall extend from the date of contract signature through to March 29, 2025


Place of Work

All work outlined in this contract will be conducted virtually.


Proposal Requirements:

Proposals should be no more than three pages in length, not including appendices. 

Proposals should include:

  • Description, background, and experience of the consultant (or their firm if applicable) and any collaborators
  • Proposed Project Timeline
  • Key considerations and description of the approach to the project’s design, implementation, and analysis 
  • Project Budget, which shall not exceed $5000 CAD 

NOTE: The contract payment will be provided to the successful consultant in monthly installments


Evaluation Criteria:

50% Relevant Expertise
  • Experience and/or knowledge working with 2SLGBTQI+ communities and/or organizations
  • Experience conducting community-based research
  • Ability to capture and interpret responses in both official languages is essential (French and English)
  • Understanding and experience applying principles of anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectionality, and indigenization, as it aligns with TEN’s values
25% Project Management 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the timeline of the project
25% Quality of the Proposal
  • Quality and content of written proposal
  • Clear communication and understanding of the project timeline and deliverables


Contact Information: 

Britt Hudson (they/them), Manager of Programs 

Please cc our Executive Director, Tyler Boyce (he/him), on all communications regarding this request for proposals (