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Jun 03, 2020, 20:06 ET One year after the National Inquiry's final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, National Chief Bellegarde maintains immediate action can be taken

OTTAWA, ON, June 3, 2020 /CNW/ - One year after the release of the National Inquiry's final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls ...


Jun 02, 2020, 16:25 ET Statement - Commemoration of the Fifth anniversary of the truth and reconciliation Commission Calls to action

OTTAWA, ON, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, made the following statement: The Truth and...


May 28, 2020, 11:00 ET Absolut Continues To Fly The Flag For LGBTQ+ Community With New Absolut Rainbow Edition Bottle

TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Absolut has announced the latest version of its Absolut Rainbow Limited Edition bottle. Since 1981, Absolut has...


May 19, 2020, 10:41 ET Montréal Pride Festival 2020: 360 Edition, from August 10 to 16!

MONTRÉAL, May 19, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD, proudly announces that it will hold a 360 Edition from August 10...


May 17, 2020, 10:00 ET Statement by Minister Chagger on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

GATINEAU, QC, May 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we recognize the stigma,...


May 17, 2020, 09:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

OTTAWA, May 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia,...


May 15, 2020, 14:05 ET International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - A Time for Showing Support, Friendship and Love

/CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the 18thedition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the MNA representing...


May 13, 2020, 11:45 ET Falling through the cracks, report: Women and minority business founders hit harder by economic impact of COVID-19

Media availability: Nancy Wilson, CEO and Founder, CanWCC Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Founder Dream Legacy Foundation Full Report: canwcc.ca/covid-survey...


Apr 06, 2020, 07:00 ET National Research Study by Egale Canada and INNOVATIVE Research Group finds LGBTQI2S people in Canada are Disproportionately Impacted during COVID-19 Health Crisis

- Egale is Canada's national LGBTQI2S organization - - INNOVATIVE a national opinion research consultancy - - Read the report, Impacts of COVID-19:...


Mar 10, 2020, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - BMO Financial Group's Chief Inclusion Officer to Participate in Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion/

TORONTO, March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's Paulette Jagers, Chief Inclusion Officer, will participate in a panel discussion on diversity...


Mar 09, 2020, 11:30 ET Media Advisory - BMO Financial Group's Chief Inclusion Officer to Participate in Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

TORONTO, March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's Paulette Jagers, Chief Inclusion Officer, will participate in a panel discussion on diversity...


Mar 09, 2020, 08:00 ET Air Canada Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for The Fifth Consecutive Year

MONTREAL, March 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the fifth consecutive year. In...


Mar 04, 2020, 08:30 ET LGBTQ+ tech conference returns to Toronto for its fourth year

TORONTO, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's first and largest LGBTQA+ tech and social impact conference, Venture Out, is returning to Toronto. Since...


Mar 04, 2020, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Media Availability with Minister Bardish Chagger on the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund Call for Proposals/

The Government of Canada supports the work LGBTQ2 organizations do to create a fairer, more equal, and more inclusive Canada OTTAWA, March 3, 2020...


Mar 03, 2020, 14:00 ET Veterans Affairs Canada announces new Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans

New VAC office dedicated to advancing gender equality and inclusion for Veterans OTTAWA, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lawrence...


Mar 03, 2020, 13:30 ET Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to support LGBTQ2S organizations across the country

VANCOUVER, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is investing to strengthen LGBTQ2S organizations and support the vital work they do to...


Mar 03, 2020, 12:00 ET Media Advisory - Media Availability with Minister Bardish Chagger on the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund Call for Proposals

The Government of Canada supports the work LGBTQ2 organizations do to create a fairer, more equal, and more inclusive Canada OTTAWA, March 3, 2020...


Mar 03, 2020, 10:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development visits Richmond and Vancouver/

VANCOUVER, BC, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Maryam Monsef, will tour the...


Mar 02, 2020, 17:52 ET Media Advisory - Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development visits Richmond and Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Maryam Monsef, will tour the...


Feb 28, 2020, 11:00 ET Minister MacAulay meets with US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

Homelessness, women and LGBTQ2 Veterans discussed at bilateral meeting in Washington, DC OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lawrence ...


Feb 26, 2020, 09:45 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada to host Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's Procurement Ombudsman will host the second Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit on March 4, 2020 in...


Feb 20, 2020, 11:00 ET 5th annual HomoCulture Tour announced - Gay lifestyle publication set to attend and report on important gay events across North America in 2020

VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - HomoCulture, North America's leading source on gay culture announced today the 2020 HomoCulture Tour, a...


Feb 07, 2020, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Chagger Heads to Regina to Take Part in LGBTQ2, Youth, and Multicultural Community Events/

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, will be in Regina on February 7 and 8 REGINA, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The ...


Feb 06, 2020, 17:43 ET Media Advisory - Minister Chagger Heads to Regina to Take Part in LGBTQ2, Youth, and Multicultural Community Events

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, will be in Regina on February 7 and 8 REGINA, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The ...


Feb 04, 2020, 08:57 ET Statement by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on International Development Week

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - This week marks the 30th anniversary of International Development Week and this year's theme "Go for the Goals" is ...