Every young person deserves a place to call home. Nearly ten years ago, Egale set out on what felt like an impossible mission to build a home for young homeless LGBTQI2S people, and on December 1, 2020 we will proudly witness the doors open. Although 10 years seems like a long time, we know that little has changed to remove the barriers that young LGBTQI2S people face in school, at home, in the workplace and in the community. We hope that with supports like this home, that young LGBTQI2S people will go on to break down the barriers they have yet to face as we strive to create a truly inclusive Canada and world.

We are incredibly thankful to everyone who has played a role in making this possible. From our donors and partners to the leadership of our Housing Advisory Board Members, the building of this home for LGBTQI2S young people has truly taken a village. When we come together, we have the power to change lives, and because of the dedication and generosity of our community, countless LGBTQI2S youth will have a chance at a better future.

To honour the opening of the Friends of Ruby Home (formerly Egale Centre), we wanted to pay tribute to our community and the journey we’ve been on together to make this possible.

How the home came to life – a timeline (2012-2020)

Our sincere gratitude to the generous partners, supporters, and donors who made this project possible.

Egale Board of Directors

Jacki Lewis, President
Arundel Gibson
Dan Irving
Robert Mitchell
Susan Rose
Christine Wilson

For more information and to see a full list of the project supporters please visit the Friends of Ruby website.