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Spectrum Newsletter

In case you missed it, we're pleased to share our 2022-2023 Annual Report!


Here, you'll be able to read about the work we've been doing over the past year and about the impact we've been making in the community.


Download the report here.


If you haven't had a chance yet, please Take the survey by clicking here (note the password is welcome2023)


This is a collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University and ACCKWA to learn more about the needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Waterloo Region!


The data we gather will help Spectrum and other organizations better understand the needs in our community and then advocate for funding to work to meet them!


Check out the Rainbow Community Calendar where you'll find details on SPECTRUM’s groups and events. This is also your clearinghouse of 2SLGBTQIA+ events in Waterloo Region. Click here to explore.


As a supporter of Spectrum, you have exclusive access to an online screening of the documentary, UnCharitable from November 28-December 3.


Led by Dan Pallotta, a gay man who revolutionized fundraising for AIDS and breast cancer and whose record-breaking Ted Talk on the subject has inspired top philanthropists and changemakers, this feature documentary exposes the dark side of philanthropy and introduces a radical new way of giving.


Click here to watch


Join Spectrum and Rad Riot Books for the 2SLGBTQIA+ Book Club on November 27th!


This month, we're discussing The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar


Featuring Zeyn Joukhadar’s signature storytelling, The Thirty Names of Night is a timely exploration of how we all search for and ultimately embrace who we are.


On December 5th at 7pm we're offering a virtual Rainbow Diversity Training 301 workshop. This is a great opportunity for individuals to receive this training and there are a limited number of free spots available!


In 301, we'll discuss 2SLGBTQIA+ history in Canada with a focus on Waterloo Region, and we'll look at systems of oppression including patriarchy and colonialism.

Click here to participate


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