Fondation Émergence is a non-profit organization which fights against homophobia and transphobia through a range of actions. Our core activities include:
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Aging Gayfully, raising awareness for our senior citizens.
ProAlly, raising awareness in the workplace
Chosen Family, supporting family caregivers
Our mission: Educate, inform and raise awareness
Fondation Emergence works to educate, inform and sensitize the population to the lived experiences of people within a broad range of sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. This includes but is not limited to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and two-spirit (2S).
The foundation works to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Quebec, Canada and internationally by:
Promoting their inclusion in society
Countering homophobia, transphobia, discrimination and prejudice against them
Promoting their equality within legal and social contexts and ensuring their rights are respected
Contributing to their well-being and development, as well as that of their loved ones, throughout every stage of their lives
Identifying emerging issues and needs within the community so they can be effectively addressed
To fulfill its mission, the Foundation:
Organizes and leads awareness campaigns as part of the International Day against homophobia and Transphobia.
Creates and develops programs that respond to the different realities of sexual and gender diverse communities. This includes Aging Gayfully, ProAlly and Chosen Family.
Fosters strong connections with universities and researchers.
Conducts Canadian-wide surveys on the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community and perceptions of the community within the general population.
Curates exhibitions to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
Develops international partnerships.
Sets the standard for the fight against homophobia and transphobia.
Board of directors
Vice-President and Marketing Director May 17
Marie Isabelle Gendron
Vice-president for the ProAlly program
Cong Hien Nguyen
The Board of Governors of the Fondation Émergence is made up of people from different backgrounds and professions and includes several public figures.
These people all believe in the need to support Fondation Émergence within their field, so that it has the means to accomplish its mission. A governor is elected to represent the full governing board on the Foundation's Board of Directors.