Thanks to a generous multi-year gift from TD of $75,000, Out in Schools will continue to have sustainable funding over the next few years to be able to deliver valuable programs throughout B.C. high schools.
For the past 13 years, TD has been a proud supporter of Out in Schools and in this time has contributed over $100,000 to the program. “Corporate partners like TD help make our programming possible and we are grateful to TD for their long-term support,” said Stephanie Goodwin, executive director of Out in Schools. “With this new multi-year funding commitment we look forward to equipping students with the language and tools to create more LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, transgender, queer/questioning, two-spirited)-inclusive classrooms across BC.”
This donation will help to provide program funding and support of Out in School’s anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and anti-bullying efforts, as well as support for expanded rural school outreach in British Columbia.
“TD is thrilled to be supporting such an important organization – one that helps to inspire young people across the province by debunking stereotypes and creating awareness of the challenges that LGBTQ2 youth go through, through film,” said Grant Minish, Regional Manager, LGBT Business Development, TD Bank Group. “Just as TD is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all employees, we are also committed to supporting like-minded organizations in our communities.”
Out in Schoolsbrings progressive films into classrooms to facilitate dialogue about the reality of LGBTQ2 youth experience and teach the impacts of homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination. Students walk out of a presentation with a fresh perspective and commitment to step up to stop bullying.