Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada, a non-profit LGBTI foundation, is looking for a committed and energetic team player to lead our fundraising efforts. S/he/they will engage in personal outreach to individual, corporate and group donors as well as organize fundraising events. This position would be ideal for a recent graduate with a degree or diploma in marketing, business or communications and some experience in fundraising; a more experienced fundraiser with volunteer time to spare; or a retired person with recent experience in the field.
Congratulations to Marina Rountree-James, a third year medical student at the University of Manitoba, who is working on trans health needs in Winnipeg. Marina is the latest winner of our Les McAfee Award. Before she entered medical school, she worked as a health educator on topics that included body image, sexual and reproductive health, diversity and healthy relationships through community health clinics. She holds a MA in Political Studies (University of Manitoba, 2005) and a BA with double major in Conflict Resolution Studies and Kinesiology (University of Winnipeg, 2000).
Welcome to Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada and our new webpage. Lambda is a registered charity that builds research endowments in LGBTI studies in many different fields and now has 10 graduate and undergraduate scholarships at universities across Canada. We also have a high school human rights award in British Columbia.
This is just a brief note to thank the generous people who have already donated to the Lambda Foundation’s 2015 campaign and a request to the rest of you: please include Lambda Foundation when you make your (tax-receipted) charitable donations on Giving Tuesday or for the Dec. 31 deadline. Our priorities this year are donations to Lambda Foundation’s “general” and “where most needed” funds, an effective way to help us maintain the research awards we have and create new ones.
We are pleased to announced that Ellis Hofmann is the latest recipient of the Jack Hallam Human Rights Awardat Gulf Islands Secondary School on Salt Spring Island, BC. Ellis' award-winning essay describes his experience helping a friend deal with transphobia in ways that benefitted them both. For more details, see our west coast news link (below). Congratulations, Ellis!
Jack Hallam (1928-2015). Lambda Foundation (LF) extends its sympathies to the family and friends of one of our generous benefactors, Jack Hallam of Salt Spring Island, BC. In 2007, through the Lambda Foundation, Jack established the Jack Hallam Human Rights Awards for grade 12 students at the local Gulf Islands Secondary School. Each annual award is valued at $1000 and is given to an outstanding student leader who is active in the fight against homophobia, transphobia and other intersecting forms of discrimination, including racism.
On Salt Spring Island and wanting to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQ elders in residential care? Join us Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Harbour House Hotel (121 Upper Ganges Rd) at 2pm to hear from Lambda award-winner Dr. Ashley Heaslip on her research in this area. Tea and cookies will be provided. Free admittance, no registration required.