Welcome to the Social Innovation Lab

The Social Innovation Lab on Gender and Sexuality (SIL) is a community action laboratory built upon collaboration between engaged communities and researchers. The Lab amplifies the resiliencies of gender and sexually diverse communities, including their tremendous creativity and capacity for innovation.



Advancing Social Change


The Enchanté Network: Funding scan of 2SLGBTQ+ specific funding opportunities in Canada.

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In the News

2SLGBTQ+specific funding opportunities in Canada

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Upcoming Events


Advocating for Justice and Human Rights: Moving from research and study, to mobilization and application, we work toward concrete shifts in policy and legal landscapes.

Building Intersectional Practice and Policies for Two Spirit and Indigenous Queer People: Through partnerships and existing relationships we centre Two Spirit and Indigenous experiences, working to ensure that our activities are equitable and intersectional.

Transforming Services and Care: Through bringing lived-experience together with expert research and evidence-informed recommendations, we work toward high quality, accessible services, policy, and expertise for trans and gender diverse people

The Social Innovation Lab operates on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.