The Globe and Mail is a Proud Partner of Friends of Ruby #GrowWithPride Read More Below.

Friends of Ruby is grateful for The Globe and Mail’s support. We value their generosity in helping us to #GrowWithPride, raise awareness during PRIDE month, and continue to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in need. We want to share more about The Globe and Mail and their commitment to supporting the well-being of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, so we asked them a few questions! 

Can you share with us why supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Toronto is important to The Globe and Mail and how this aligns with your corporate values? 

At The Globe and Mail, we are committed to creating equitable opportunities for all employees, to enable everyone to reach their full potential. We believe diversity is the recognition of differences including race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age and physical abilities, but is not limited to these. Life experiences, previous work experiences and a plurality of points of view are all part of what makes up a diverse group of people.

As a media company, The Globe and Mail has a dual mandate when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. Through our journalism, we focus attention on the stories that matter to Canadians, and the stories that should matter. We also have a responsibility to our staff to provide a workplace where everyone can flourish and be supported.

The Globe is dedicated to the amplification of 2SLGBTQIA+ voices within both our pages and our workplace. We’ve made a concerted effort to put programs and initiatives in place that broaden the viewpoints readers see in our stories, and to ensure our staff represent our communities.

We believe that regardless of how you identify, everyone should feel welcome, respected, and valued for the perspectives they bring to the table. 

For these reasons, The Globe and Mail believes it is important to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Toronto. We believe in strengthening and supporting communities in which we live and work and we do so through partnerships with a variety of organizations, like Friends of Ruby, and also through the support of our employee resource groups.

Could you highlight any specific initiatives, programs, or contributions your organization has implemented as part of the #GrowWithPride campaign?

One of The Globe’s employee resource groups, Pride at The Globe, held their annual employee Pride event this year to launch Pride month. All proceeds from the event went to Friends of Ruby. 

Over the last year and half, one of The Globe’s employee resource groups, Pride at The Globe, has been hosting many different events to fundraise for Friends of Ruby. From the drag bingo events for Pride Month, movie nights to trivia nights throughout the year, all of their events have been well attended by our staff.  

The Globe and Mail Inc.’s Pitching In program is dedicated to supporting local charities and helping them grow by giving the opportunity to tap into select Globe and Mail assets and resources. As Pride at The Globe’s official Pitching In charity for 2024, Friends of Ruby has access to $100k worth of resources throughout the year; including subscriptions to The Globe, in-kind print and digital advertisements, marketing and creative resources and expert consulting on certain projects to help Friends of Ruby drive awareness and donations.

Is there anything that you would like to share about your experience collaborating with Friends of Ruby, or something that you have learnt about the mission that has had an impact?

Collaborating with Friends of Ruby has been a great experience. The Pitching In team as well as Pride at The Globe have both enjoyed working with Friends of Ruby. We’ve had Friends of Ruby speak at most of our events and in our most recent one, Carol Douse provided great insight around how impactful our donations are on the amazing services they offer the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. 

May 29, 2024.
(Sammy Kogan/The Globe and Mail – Pride Party with Drag Bingo)
Carol Douse, Communications Officer at Friends of Ruby, passionately discusses the profound impact Friends of Ruby’s services have on 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
May 29, 2024.
(Sammy Kogan/The Globe and Mail – Pride Party with Drag Bingo)
The talented Crystal Quartz hosted a fun-filled afternoon featuring Drag Bingo and entertaining performances, adding sparkle and joy to the event.
May 29, 2024.
(Sammy Kogan/The Globe and Mail – Pride Party with Drag Bingo)
The Friends of Ruby Development and Communications team, Crystal Quartz and The Globe and Mail at Pride Party with Drag Bingo. 

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