In January of 2021, SPECTRUM embarked on Project Excelsior, a landmark capacity-expanding project, which was made possible by a generous grant from the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund. This project was envisioned and planned by our former ED, Jim Parrott, and former Trans Services Coordinator Melissa Kennedy, who spearheaded the grant application process to secure a

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Every year on November 20th, we observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember the transgender people we have lost to violence in the past year. This year, the Glow Centre and SPECTRUM are partnering with ACCKWA and SHORE Centre on a virtual vigil event for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday November 20,

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In January, SPECTRUM embarked on a year-long capacity-building project – Project Excelsior – which was made possible by a generous grant from the LGBTQ2+ Community Capacity Fund. At the beginning of the year, we conducted a series of community surveys to identify unmet needs in our community. Those surveys revealed a lack of community support for

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SPECTRUM is looking for local 2SLGBTQ+ people to write guest blog posts, to be published on our website in 2022, as part of our continuing efforts to raise awareness of 2SLGBTQ+ people and experiences in Waterloo Region. Guest bloggers will be paid an honorarium of .30 cents per word for posts of up to 500

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At our Annual General Meeting on October 5, 2021 we welcomed aboard four new board members and we would like to introduce them to you. Nic Brewer (she/her) – Secretary: Nic Brewer is a queer writer, editor, arts administrator, and serial hobbyist. By day, she works at the League of Canadian Poets, and by all

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, SPECTRUM was able to partner with Wisdom2Action to develop a Trans and Gender Diverse Mental Health, Wellness and Suicide Prevention Toolkit. In our grant application we noted that, based on the Trans PULSE Study and the local OutLook Study, as well as anecdotal information from

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