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(Formerly known as ‘Premier Education’)


TD Bank Group invests in community initiatives that promote and celebrate diversity in our society. Out in Schools is a perfect partner in our work to recognize LGBT communities as significant contributors to our diversity.


As one of Canada’s largest credit unions we want to know: How can we help you? Whether it’s providing our customers with simple financial help, being a great place to work, or giving back to our communities, we’ll do our best to help. Want to learn more? Visit coastcapitalsavings.com


(Formerly known as ‘Principal Partners’)


Charitable giving is at the heart of LUSH‘s business, and they believe it’s their responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals, and people in need. In 2007, they invented a beautiful hand and body lotion called Charity Pot. 100% of the purchase price goes towards supporting local and international charities.


Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada’s most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.


TELUS Community Boards are an innovative and ground breaking effort that puts decision-making in the hands of local leaders who know their communities best. This approach helps make our financial support accessible to the grassroots organizations that make such a tremendous difference in building stronger communities.


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Vancity supports equality-seeking programs that enable marginalized youth to access knowledge building skills and succeed in schools.


Friends & Company is Vancouver’s newest network for GLBT-friendly business people and professionals. Their events enable attendees to make new friends and business contacts, reconnect with existing ones, and develop business opportunities, all while supporting the anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention work of Out in Schools.


The ARC Foundation was created by a benefactor to help fund programs that build awareness, respect and capacity towards the GLBT community. Programs like Out in Schools!


(Formerly known as ‘Honour Roll’)


The objective of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund is to promote the mental and physical health and welfare of children who are disadvantaged and reside within the Lower Mainland. For over half a century the CKNW Orphans’ Fund has given away millions of dollars to deserving individuals and children’s charities.


The RBC Foundation is proud to support Out in Schools. We believe in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. That’s why we invest millions of dollars to make a positive social impact in the communities we serve.


The Vancouver School Board is a leader in making schools safer for all students by reducing homophobia and supporting LGBTQ initiatives such as the Out in Schools Program.


The British Columbia Nurses’ Union is a proud supporter of Out in Schools. BCNU promotes the advancement and welfare of nurses and allied health personnel.


The Vancouver Frontrunners provides a safe and friendly environment for the LGBT community to enjoy running and walking. With approx. 150 members, we are one of the largest running and walking clubs in BC. Meeting twice weekly (rain or shine!) throughout the year and participate in a number of competitions and social events. Members range from their 20s to 70s with all fitness levels. Come join us!

Founding Media Partner


Xtra! is the official media sponsor of Out in Schools. Xtra.ca, where queers connect.


(Formerly known as ‘Credit Roll’)

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The Hamber Foundation was established in 1964 by Aldyen Irene Hamber, in memory of her husband, to continue his interests in the enrichment of the lives of the people of British Columbia, and to ensure that his civic, philanthropic and charitable initiatives would last into the future.


Glenhaven Memorial Chapel has been providing funeral, cemetery and cremation services for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland since 1920. For almost a century, our commitment has remained unchanged and yet, our funeral home, cemeteries and cremation services have always responded to the changing needs of the community.


The BCTF is a union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in BC. BCTF is a proud supporter of Out in Schools’ annual PSA competition.


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With almost 1,500 funds and assets totaling $814 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. In 2012, Vancouver Foundation and its donors made more than 4,000 grants, totaling approximately $46 million to registered charities across Canada. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $917 million to thousands of community projects and programs.


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The Vancouver Sisters are part of the worldwide order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who are a group of 21st century queer nuns who welcome a broad spectrum of genders, sexual orientations and religious/spiritual traditions. Through humour, irreverent wit and glamorous manifestation, we seek to transform social structures that continue to oppress the vulnerable in our society. Through introspection and community service, we support the spiritual and personal development of our members and those we serve.


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