Egale will host a 2-day Hackathon in August 2020 in Toronto, ON, inviting service workers and youth from across the province to join us in “hacking” solutions in supportive programming for LGBTQI2S youth experiencing dating violence.

The online applications for both youth and social services providers will be available in February 2020. Please check this page for more details, or sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Speak OUT Hackathon will offer the chance for up to 45 front-line workers, violence prevention educators, and academics to join forces with LGBTQI2S youth from across the province to dream up creative solutions and service offerings to youth survivors of dating violence and toward the prevention of dating violence within the LGBTQI2S community.

Speak OUT Hackathon will feature:

  • Interactive Workshops
  • Team Activities
  • A Contest judged by a panel of experts and community partners!

After Speak OUT Hackathon, Egale will work with the team selected by the judges to bring their ideas to action! The selected team will also be invited to participate in an advisory committee as we consult with community experts in building an intervention pilot program that we will implement at five organizations across Ontario.

If you are interested in partnering with Egale for this exciting event, or interested in volunteering as an events coordinator, please email Lee Cameron at