How far have we come?

Sure, life is better for the LGBTTQ* communities now than it was 30 yrs ago. After years of hard work by individuals and organizations like the Rainbow Resource Centre, we now have federal and provincial human right protection, out LGBTTQ* members in the public eye, and more coverage than ever before on TV shows, in magazines and books, and even in the movies. It’s easy to get complacent.

But what about LGBTTQ* youth, LGBTTQ* individuals in rural and remote areas, and those in immigrant and newcomer communities? Coming out can be lonely, frightening, and sometimes a deadly experience.

Please don’t give up the fight. Your support is crucial. We must ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit people are treated with equality, dignity and respect. We need to offer those most isolated the help and support they need – the help many of us couldn’t get. The Rainbow Resource Centre offers that support to thousands of LGBTTQ* people every year. You may have used our services yourself.

For over 30 years, RRC (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre) has struggled to keep its doors open. We need your donation to help keep our operations going for the long haul: our toll-free phone line, drop-in support groups, lending library, workshop delivery, research and education projects, and the projects we would like to do if we had the financial resource. Please give a tax-deductible donation today and help us carry out the work that is yet to be done.

Where will the dollars go?

The Rainbow Resource Centre provides essential services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit people. Most importantly, we need to keep our counselling services freely accessible. We need a strong infrastructure to ensure these programs and our volunteer training is not jeopardized. We also offer regular support and drop-in groups, workshops to interested organizations on topics such as homophobia and gender identity, a lending library, an archival collection and we work with other organizations towards the health and safety of our community.

Ways you can donate

Please consider donating in a way that sustains the resource centre in the long term. In addition to a one-time donation you can:

  • Pledge monthly donations and send post-dated cheques to us at 170 Scott Street, Winnipeg MB, R3L OL3
  • Donate by payroll deduction through The United Way; or, if you work for the province you can donate through the Manitoba government employees All-Charities Campaign.
  • Bequests (estate planning) can be arranged through a provision in your will, in the form of a sum of money, a piece of property, or a percentage of whatever remains.
  • Life Insurance Policy Planning consists of two possible arrangements: naming the Resource Centre as the owner of the policy, or named as the beneficiary but not owner.
  • Commemorations take the form of a memorial gift or a special trust fund in the name of an individual.
  • Charitable Annuity Planning is a lump sum gift arrangement most suitable to retirees that guarantee life payments to you and the remaining capital to the Centre.
  • The Rainbow Resource Centre is registered with, an online donor portal. To donate through CanadaHelps, please fill out the form at the top of this page, or click on the Donate Now button below to make the donation directly through the CanadaHelps website.

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