Unveiling of the Egale Centre Featured in Newswire by Michael Mazurkiewicz

Today, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) officially unveiled Egale Centre, Canada’s first and Toronto’s only facility that will combine the proven counselling services of Egale Youth Outreach with emergency and transitional housing exclusively dedicated to serving homeless LGBTIQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two Spirit) youth.

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Egale Centre Featured in the Globe and Mail by Michael Mazurkiewicz

After a fight with his parents, a young gay man from North Toronto left home with nowhere to go. He found Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, an outreach and national advocacy organization for LGBT youth in Toronto, and arrived at their doorstep one Friday.

The organization set him up at a city shelter, but he was terrified – for many young people in the LGBT community, a shelter is not a safe space. Instead, he logged onto Grindr, a gay meet-up app. But when he arrived back at Egale on Monday morning, the young man was in rough shape.

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Egale Centre Forges Ahead by Michael Mazurkiewicz

Egale is moving forward with plans to create a shelter for queer and trans youth in Toronto’s Downtown East.

Egale plans to renovate a building at 257 Dundas St E, at the intersection of Dundas St E and Pembrooke St, and turn it into 30 beds of transitional housing.

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Proud to be Part of Green by Michael Mazurkiewicz

Already considered Canada’s largest environmental education facility, the Kortright Centre in Kleinburg Ont. is now on the cusp of also becoming the country’s first-ever BRE (Building Research Establishment) Innovation Park and an integral part of a global web of similar parks.

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