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Central Okanagan United Church Welcomes All with “You Belong” Banner Unveiling

In a heartwarming ceremony, the Central Okanagan United Church in Kelowna officially affirmed its commitment to inclusivity, celebrating its designation...
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Allyship Resilience

Don’t Be Intimidated: Take Action to Counter Threats Against the 2SLGBTQI+ Community

Imagine building your life, finding joy, and facing challenges, all while knowing there are those who actively seek to harm...
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Allyship Transgender

Kelowna Shines Hopeful: A City Stands Strong for Trans Rights

Over 100 voices in Kelowna rose in vibrant harmony on February 4th at a rally for trans rights organized by...
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Events SOGI 123 Transgender

Rise Up With Alberta! Trans Solidarity Rally – Kelowna Sunday, February 4

In response to the alarming announcement of a controversial policy by the Alberta government, threatening the rights of trans individuals,...
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Allyship

Advocacy Canada Launches Exclusive “You Belong” Shirts for Pink Shirt Day

Kelowna, January 24, 2024 — As Pink Shirt Day approaches on February 28th, Advocacy Canada is excited to unveil its...
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City of Kelowna Religion and Homosexuality

Advocating for Inclusivity: Responding to Concerns on 2SLGBTQ Rights in Political Predictions for 2024

It is both disheartening and concerning to see religious beliefs injected into political discussions, especially when those discussions include matters...
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Board of Directors

We’re Recruiting Board Members

Join Our Team in Kelowna! 🌈 We're on the lookout for passionate individuals to fill crucial roles on our volunteer...
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Other

Rally to Protect Trans Rights – Message from Wilbur Turner

Message at the Rally Against Hate to Protect Trans Rights by Wilbur Turner, Founder and chair of Advocacy Canada. Hundreds...
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Allyship

Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Employees During Anti-Trans Protests

Points to consider in cupporting 2SLGBTQIA+ employees during the anti-trans marches being held across Canada on September 20th. These events...
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Transgender

Responding to Concerns about Youth Transitioning: A Trans Youth Perspective

By Jade Walters Editor's Note: There is a lot of hateful and unfounded online content about youth transitioning. Much of...
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Billboard Project Pride Month

Kelowna 2SLGBTQIA+ community takes loud stand against hate for Pride Month

KELOWNA, BC—Aiming to combat a “disturbing” rise in visible hate against the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Kelowna and beyond, a local...
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Allyship

2SLGBTQIA+ and Allied Organizations Call on Government of Canada to Act Amidst Rising Hate

With the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia taking place on May 17th, Advocacy Canada joined over 80 civil...
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Mental Health

Advocating for Queer Mental Health Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of seeking...
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SOGI 123

Supporting Queer Youth: Advocating for Healthy Outcomes in Education

The inclusion of resources in schools that reflect the experiences of 2SLGBTQ people and youth is an important step towards...
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Resilience

Addressing Online Hate and Targeted Harassment: Steps for the 2SLGBTQ+ Community

The 2SLGBTQ+ community has long been the target of discrimination and hate, and unfortunately, this has spilled over into online...
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SOGI 123

The Importance of SOGI 123 Resources in Canadian Schools

In recent years, there has been a growing movement to include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) resources in Canadian...
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Board of Directors

We have some board seats open. Is one for you?

We have some board seats open. Is one for you? Advocacy Canada is a Kelowna-based registered nonprofit governed and operated...
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Petition

West Kelowna billboard discriminates against the 2SLGBTQIA+ community: Advocacy Canada

KELOWNA, BC – A new billboard in West Kelowna creates a safety issue for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, prompting Advocacy Canada...
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City of Kelowna

Kelowna Mayor Speaks Out on Anti-Trans and Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ Hate

Kelowna, BC -- In response to a recent community statement on the rising Anti-Trans and Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate in the Okanagan,...
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Conversion Therapy

It’s Not Therapy, It’s Abuse

The powerful short film is the result of a collective of 21 LGBTQA+ charities, coordinated by Stonewall, coming together to...
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