Each year the pride & remembrance run selects community charities who receive the charitable pledges. In the past, the pride & remembrance run has raised over $1.8 million for charities.
The Pride and Remembrance Foundation was established to provide financial support to registered charities that benefit the LGBTQ+ community. These benefits may include individual projects, services and/or activities that provide health, educational, legal, social athletic, cultural or other charitable benefits. The Foundation has also established a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students at the University of Toronto and has supported the annual Bill Graham Award.
Doing it For Ourselves
The 519 is a non-profit, multi-service community centre providing programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors, newcomers, parents and marginalized, homeless and underserved members of the LGBTQ+ community. The centre also provides meeting space to 215 community groups.
The pride & remembrance run will fund Doing it For Ourselves, a mental health promotion program consisting of a series of workshops for older LGBTQ2S adults that will focus on prevention strategies, resource sharing, and knowledge building. The program includes healthy eating and food security as a strategy for community engagement and social inclusion.
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Support Groups for Cis and Trans Gay, Bi and Queer Men
ACT provides services that empower men, women and young people living with HIV to improve their overall health and well-being. ACT works to reduce new HIV infections in Toronto and promotes the independence, dignity, health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS and those at increased risk of HIV.
The pride & remembrance run will fund the establishment of the Intimate Partner-based Violence (IPV) Support Group,which will provide folks with a process-based support to address issues of guilt and shame they may feel from the experienced violence, and help them approach a place of healing.
Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)
The Nia Project
Black CAP is a non-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization that has worked to address HIV/AIDS risk and vulnerability in Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities through education, community outreach programs, and by offering support to individuals living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.
The pride & remembrance run will fund the Nia Project, which aims to:
Build the visibility of Black CAP campaigns, programs and services in Toronto’s ACB LGBTQ community.
Increase the knowledge and awareness of behaviours that place ACB LGBTQ adults and youth at risk of HIV, STIs and other health issues.
Create access to supportive environments, including reducing stigma and discrimination.
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
LGBTQ Film & Media Arts Accessibility
Inside Out exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about LGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and abilities. Inside Out was born from a desire to share, promote and broadcast LGBTQ works that weren’t being screened or programmed elsewhere, and to develop, support and sustain LGBTQ film and video artists in their efforts to contribute to queer culture.
The pride & remembrance run will contribute to the funding of the LGBTQ Film & LGBTQ Film & Media Arts Accessibility Project, consisting of:
The creation of an interactive, user-friendly, extensive online catalogue of accessible LGBTQ+ resources for use by educators, organizations, community facilitators, curators, students, etc, but particularly those in under-served communities
Increase understanding and awareness of accessibility issues in the film festival sector and implement full accessibility supports at both the Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festivals
Culmination of these goals in a celebratory launch/awareness “Accessible Cinema” event at Toronto Festival’s 30th anniversary in 2020.