2.12.45 - “To ensure that the [LGBTQ2] community continues to be well-served by hotlines and other support services, we will move forward with an additional investment of $2 million a year to continue this work, including support lines that provide sexual education.”
The government pledged an additional investment of 2 million per year. While the government did allocate additional funds for projects in the 2021-2022 budget starting in 2021, we did not find evidence of additional funding in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 beyond what was planned in the 2019-2020 budget of this government’s first mandate.
This source shows that th emain funding came from the 2019-2020 budget and that additional funding was for other LGBTQ+ projects.
“In addition to the $20 million investment in Budget 2019 to support capacity building and community-level work by Canadian LGBTQ2 organizations, the Government of Canada has also made the following investments:
Global Affairs Canada announced more than $30 million to improve socioeconomic outcomes for LGBTQ2 people in developing countries; The Federal Tourism Growth Strategy includes major investments in Pride events across Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced increased support for LGBTQI refugees fleeing violence and persecution through the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership; and; Canadian Heritage committed $2 million over two years in the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for Pride and LGBTQ2 events.”
“Budget 2021 proposes to provide $15 million over three years, starting in 2021-22, to Women and Gender Equality Canada for a new LGBTQ2 Projects Fund dedicated to supporting community-informed initiatives to overcome key issues facing LGBTQ2 communities, such as accessing mental health services and employment support.”