OCTOBER ENEWSLETTER

Gender Diverse Inclusion Committee
We are committed to increasing our internal capacity to better support individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ and QTIBIPOC by providing a safer and more welcoming space for gender diverse individuals who have or are experiencing gender-based abuse/violence in their lives.

Our hope is to hear from gender diverse individuals within the Sea to Sky Corridor that would be interested in being part of a committee to share their knowledge and experience with us so that we can be more effective in the work that we are doing.

Please connect with Shana Murray (cpm@hswc.ca or 604-892-5748) if you are interested in participating or have any questions.

Sisters in Spirit Virtual Vigil – October 4
A message from Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC):
“October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!

In light of COVID-19, the NWAC will hold a livestreaming Virtual Vigil on October 4, at 2pm. The webcast will be streamed from NWACs Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NWAC.AFAC

Other ways you can show your support:

Chai Time
Connect with community over a cup of chai. Chai Time will be held at Stan Clarke Park in Squamish on Friday October 2, starting at 11:00am. We hope to see you there!

Nearly $6,000 Raised in 110km Run Fundraiser
Maude Cyr ran 110km from from the Squamish Drop In Centre to Lil’wat Nation territory on Saturday September 26th to raise funds for the PEACE program.  Her efforts raised $5,995 benefitting our PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) program, a free counselling program for children and youth.

We are so grateful to you Maude for organizing an incredible and extremely successful fundraiser! Thank you to all of the donors for your contributions. We are so honored to have your generosity and support.

Annual Impact Report
Our AGM was held virtually on September 23. In case you missed it, check out our Annual Impact Report featuring program updates, fundraising and advocacy highlights, and future directions.

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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