Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada is accepting project proposals from legally constituted not-for-profit Canadian organizations that work primarily or entirely with 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities.

The objective of the WAGE call for proposals is to support community-informed projects that will address key issues facing LGBTQ2 communities. Funded projects will aim to advance equality for LGBTQ2 people.

The Department has indicated it will give priority to projects which:

  • address barriers to equality for underrepresented LGBTQ2 people. This includes LGBTQ2 people who are Indigenous, Black and racialized, seniors, youth, low income, live with a disability, or are members of an official language minority community. It also includes those who live in a rural, remote and/or northern community.
  • address any other gap, such as geography, as deemed by the Department

Eligible organizations must submit their application for funding in this call for proposals by June 30, 2022.

For more information, including tips about the type of things to include when completing the application, visit the WAGE website.

WAGE will be holding 12 information sessions from May 31 – June 23 with staff available to answer questions and go over the application form and online system. To register for an information session, click here.

To contact Women and Gender Equality Canada:

  • For information on the call for proposals, email: [email protected]
  • For technical support, email: C[email protected]
  • Call toll-free: 1-877-851-3644. If you leave a message, WAGE will return your call within two business days.

Wage has a guide on how to use the online application and intake system, which you can find here: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/funding/system-user-guide.html