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Advocacy Canada Urges Rotary Centre for the Arts to Strengthen Inclusion Efforts

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kelowna, BC – Advocacy Canada, a national organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Canada, has released a letter urging the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) to implement clear policies and practices that ensure a safe and welcoming space for all visitors, staff, and volunteers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Praxis Church rents the RCA for weekly events. Praxis Church’s website expresses views that contradict the RCA’s commitment to inclusivity. While Advocacy Canada does not advocate for censorship of private organizations, the letter highlights the importance of the RCA upholding its own mission statement.

“The RCA has a long history of being a vibrant hub for the arts,” said Wilbur Turner, President at Advocacy Canada. “We believe the RCA can further strengthen its commitment to inclusion by developing clear policies and practices that promote a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.”

The letter calls on the RCA to engage in a dialogue with the community and develop concrete steps to ensure the arts centre remains a space free from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

“The arts flourish when all voices are heard and respected,” said Wilbur Turner. “By implementing clear policies and practices, the RCA can ensure it continues to be a welcoming space for all members of our diverse community.”

Community members are invited to add their name to the letter here.

About Advocacy Canada

Building a more equitable Canada for all is at the heart of Advocacy Canada, a non-profit organization run by and for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We amplify the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ people by supporting initiatives that empower community members, advocate for inclusive education, and drive positive changes in public policy.

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