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Funding 1969

The Department of Canadian Heritage has funded several initiatives "to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in 2019."

10 Projects received financial contributions under the Commemorate Canada Program totaling $2,177,193.

These documents were obtained by an access to information request.

List of projects that received funding under the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF.

Pride Toronto's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF.

Pride Toronto

Grant: $250,000

-Gala at Pride Toronto to commemorate 1969
-Interactive digital platform
-Printed guide on decriminalization
-States they are "particularly targeting police services in celebration"
-Makes false claim that Canada was "the first country in the 1st world to decriminalize homosexuality"


EGALE's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Grant: $771,240

-Project titled "Legalizing Love: The Road to June 27, 1969"
-Documentary film
-Travelling photo exhibit


Project Bookmark's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Project Bookmark Canada

Grant: $45,000

-Creation of commemorative plaques
-Poetry reading by Michel Tremblay


TEACH Magazine's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

TEACH Magazine

Grant: $74,500

-Publication of special edition magazine commemorating decriminalization in 1969


CCGSD's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Grant: $400,000

-75 day-long forums to educate students on 1969 and LGBTQ2 history
-Creation of online educational tool


Grand événements canadiens application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Grand Événements Canadiens

Grant: $474,067

-Flag-raising events at pride festivals across Canada


Lieutenant Governor of Ontario's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Grant: $50,000

-A series of plays commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1969
-In collaboration with Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, and Québec


Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Grant: $50,000

-A series of plays commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1969
-In collaboration with Ontario, British Columbia, and Québec


Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Grant: $50,000

-A series of plays commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1969
-In collaboration with Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and Québec


Lieutenant-Gouverneur du Québec's application to the Commemorate Canada Program. Click for PDF

Lieutenant-Gouverneur du Québec

Grant: $50,000

-A series of plays commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1969
-In collaboration with Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and British Columbia