November 2021 Update: Yes – We are still here!

Despite what the activity on our website would suggest, the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition has indeed been – and continues to be – active!

Since our last official post (in 2017… yikes!) our Board has been meeting twice monthly and we have been hosting at least one Queer Night Out event each month. As has always been the case for our organization, we have also been supporting a number of projects behind the scenes!

Given a lot of our work is devoted to supporting other work in the community, we tend to defer to other organizations to announce projects and collaborations rather than “tooting our own horn”. This is especially true when one of the areas we have had some challenges recruiting volunteers for is (you guessed it!) web page development and social media management. We know that this can create some challenges keeping the community informed and engaged, and we are working to address this – we hope to build the capacity for greater support of the webpage over the coming months. In the meantime, we are slightly more active on Facebook and are still quite active over e-mail – please be sure to follow our page and/or reach out via e-mail to engage with us.

Finally, 2020 is actually the 10th Anniversary of our organization and our Board has been been spending a great deal of time this year looking at how to position the coalition for the next 10 years and beyond. We have some very exciting news to announce over the next few months – stay tuned!

One piece of news we can re-share now (originally shared via Facebook in December 2020) is an important piece of our capacity building plan – the WRRC Community Fund. This fund was founded just under a year ago though partnership with the amazing Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation. Once we secure enough donations, this fund will provide financial support for projects and research within the region that support collaborations in our community!

Thank you again for your patience and understanding – you will see more of us over the coming months!