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Apr 23, 2019, 11:00 ET The Royal Canadian Mint marks 50 years of progress in the journey to equal rights for LGBTQ2 Canadians with $1 "Equality" circulation coin

TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - While Canadians' are known for their strongly held values of diversity, inclusion and equality, for many years,...


Apr 18, 2019, 10:00 ET Royal Canadian Mint to Unveil Circulation Coin Marking 50 Years of Progress for LGBTQ2 Canadians

OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint will officially unveil a new circulation coin recognizing 50 years of progress in the journey...


Apr 16, 2019, 14:29 ET Deadline for the LGBT Purge claims is April 25th

OTTAWA, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The deadline for LGBT Purge members to file for compensation is April 25, 2019. If individuals do not file by April...


Apr 12, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Important announcement in support of LGBTQ2 survivors of gender-based violence/

OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, ...


Mar 28, 2019, 05:55 ET Supporting Canadians through their gender affirmation journey

Sun Life launches new extended health coverage to help people transitioning TORONTO, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada...


Mar 20, 2019, 07:00 ET Canopy Growth announces multi-year extraction agreement with Victoria-based HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc.

SMITHS FALLS, ON and VICTORIA, BC, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") and...


Mar 19, 2019, 09:00 ET Vita & Virginia to open the BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Film is being distributed by Thunderbird Releasing in the UK and Ireland VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc....


Mar 11, 2019, 11:00 ET HomoCulture announces 4th annual HomoCulture Tour

Leading gay lifestyle publication will attend and report on 2019's top gay events across North America VANCOUVER, March 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ -...


Mar 06, 2019, 09:00 ET Canada's first LGBTQA+ tech conference returns to Toronto for its third year

Venture Out welcomes keynote speakers Andreas Souvaliotis, founder of Carrot Rewards and Kiana 'rookz' Eastmond, founder Sandbox Studios TORONTO,...


Mar 01, 2019, 12:06 ET Inclusion has become a part of the everyday at Hydro Ottawa

OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - As a customer-centric organization, Hydro Ottawa knows that it is important to represent the communities it serves....


Mar 01, 2019, 09:00 ET Jazz Aviation Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for Eighth Consecutive Year

HALIFAX, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP ('Jazz'), was...


Feb 14, 2019, 11:05 ET Take Action against Bullying! contest winners and new Interligne partner

Announcing the winners of the Grand Prix Desjardins MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Interligne announced the winning teams of its very...


Feb 13, 2019, 10:00 ET Government of Canada Announces Funding to Promote Healthy Relationships for Vulnerable Youth

Project will support research activities aimed at preventing teen dating violence LONDON, ON, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Gender-based violence—violence...


Feb 08, 2019, 09:55 ET Canada continues to be a leader as one of the world's most inclusive destinations

Creation of diversity training workshops for tourism operators will help increase capacity to welcome more LGBTQ2 travellers to Canada OTTAWA, Feb....


Feb 08, 2019, 09:00 ET Unveiling of the Standing Up, Standing Out: Selections from the National Portrait Collection of The Arquives exhibition

Unveiling of the Standing Up, Standing Out: Selections from the National Portrait Collection of The Arquives exhibition marks a major a highlight of...


Feb 08, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Joly to make an announcement on LGBTQ2 tourism at Fierté Canada Pride 2019/

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at Fierté ...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:54 ET Canada announces millions in new funding for the global LGBTQI movement

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is stepping up as a global leader supporting LGBTQI rights with a new commitment of $30 million in dedicated...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:07 ET Rainbow Railroad welcomes new government funding for global LGBTQI human rights groups

Canada must play a leadership role to address the growing persecution of LGBTQI people around the world OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad ...


Feb 07, 2019, 12:16 ET Media Advisory - Minister Joly to make an announcement on LGBTQ2 tourism at Fierté Canada Pride 2019

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at Fierté ...


Jan 30, 2019, 09:15 ET Government of Canada helping to pave the way for social sciences and humanities research

Nearly 3,000 graduate students, scholars and researchers to benefit from investment to propel their careers KINGSTON, ON, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Jan 15, 2019, 17:20 ET A new crackdown of LGBTQI individuals in Chechnya

At least 40 people have been detained and two have died as a result of their injuries TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad is horrified to ...


Jan 15, 2019, 16:15 ET Robert Half Selected For Forbes' 2019 List Of America's Best Employers For Diversity

Staffing firm Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) announced today that it was selected as one of Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity 2019. The 500 companies on...


Jan 08, 2019, 08:00 ET Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations Announces its Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group Members

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Hon. Gloria J. Epstein, who is conducting an independent civilian review of how Toronto police conduct missing...


Dec 01, 2018, 12:24 ET Canada's Minister of Health calls for end to stigma on World AIDS Day

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Every year on December 1, World AIDS Day reminds us to recognize the strength and resilience of people living with HIV,...


Nov 29, 2018, 18:00 ET Montréal: Fast-Track city - A common action plan to accelerate the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Ville de Montréal, the Montréal regional public health department and the...