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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 18-week term, beginning November 27, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives program to improve public access to its rich holdings… Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in selecting a new name that better reflects our mandate to support the archives of LGBTQ2+ people. This consultant will design and oversee a community consultation process on the organization’s identity. The consultant will synthesize results from… Continue Reading

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

The CLGA created The Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to honour the memory of Brian King, one of the original Flashback Gala creators. Brian’s enthusiasm and devotion to the cause were, and are, legendary. At the 2016 Flashback Gala, the CLGA announced the creation of the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to enable researchers from… Continue Reading

LGBTQ Education Timeline

LGBTQ Education Timeline

For the 2014 WorldPride, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and Pride Toronto collaborated on the LGBTQ Education Timeline poster. It was initially created to show the historical changes in LGBTQ education and issues in Canada. In 2016, the CLGA and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) collaborated to revise and update the… Continue Reading

Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman hired as Trans Collection Project Assistants

Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman hired as Trans Collection Project Assistants

With the support of the Community One Foundation and the Foundation Rainbow Grant, the CLGA designed a position focused on collecting and preserving trans history. With the generous support of Rachel Lauren Clark, who matched the initial funding, we were able to hire both Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman as Trans Collections Project Assistants. They… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Police Raids

What’s in the Archives? Police Raids

Police raids of LGBTQ2+ spaces in Canada are not just memories from decades past. We have a wealth of information in our vertical files regarding the raids of the Pussy Palace in Toronto in 2000, Goliath’s Saunatel in Calgary in 2002, and Taboo strip club in Montreal in 2003. The Pussy Palace: Toronto, 2000 “As… Continue Reading

Flashback 3000 | CLGA’s Annual Soiree

Flashback 3000 | CLGA’s Annual Soiree

The future is now. CLGA’s premier event is back for its 5th year. TD Bank is proud to present Flashback 3000 November 18, 2017 Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Reference Library A night of dinner, dancing and live auction in support of The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Enter the final frontier and celebrate… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Playing Cards!

What’s in the Archives? Playing Cards!

We don’t play our cards close to our chest at the CLGA. Quite the contrary! We have a fascinating collection of playing cards available for researchers to shuffle through without the risk of upsetting the dealer. While some may dismiss these as just novelty items, playing cards offer valuable insights into the mainstream history of… Continue Reading

Lucie Handley-Girard hired as Archivist

Lucie Handley-Girard hired as Archivist

I was officially hired as an Archivist for the CLGA last Friday. It seemed however, that I have been here since last summer when I was Archives Assistant as a student at U of T’s iSchool. Now that I have completed my Masters of Information I am happy to begin processing collections on a full… Continue Reading

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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 18-week term, beginning November 27, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives program to improve public access to its rich holdings… Continue Reading

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Request for Proposals: Name Change Consultant

Summary and Background The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives seeks proposals for a consultant to guide the organization in selecting a new name that better reflects our mandate to support the archives of LGBTQ2+ people. This consultant will design and oversee a community consultation process on the organization’s identity. The consultant will synthesize results from… Continue Reading

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund 2018!

The CLGA created The Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to honour the memory of Brian King, one of the original Flashback Gala creators. Brian’s enthusiasm and devotion to the cause were, and are, legendary. At the 2016 Flashback Gala, the CLGA announced the creation of the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund to enable researchers from… Continue Reading

LGBTQ Education Timeline

LGBTQ Education Timeline

For the 2014 WorldPride, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and Pride Toronto collaborated on the LGBTQ Education Timeline poster. It was initially created to show the historical changes in LGBTQ education and issues in Canada. In 2016, the CLGA and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) collaborated to revise and update the… Continue Reading

Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman hired as Trans Collection Project Assistants

Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman hired as Trans Collection Project Assistants

With the support of the Community One Foundation and the Foundation Rainbow Grant, the CLGA designed a position focused on collecting and preserving trans history. With the generous support of Rachel Lauren Clark, who matched the initial funding, we were able to hire both Sajdeep Soomal and Tobaron Waxman as Trans Collections Project Assistants. They… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Police Raids

What’s in the Archives? Police Raids

Police raids of LGBTQ2+ spaces in Canada are not just memories from decades past. We have a wealth of information in our vertical files regarding the raids of the Pussy Palace in Toronto in 2000, Goliath’s Saunatel in Calgary in 2002, and Taboo strip club in Montreal in 2003. The Pussy Palace: Toronto, 2000 “As… Continue Reading

Flashback 3000 | CLGA’s Annual Soiree

Flashback 3000 | CLGA’s Annual Soiree

The future is now. CLGA’s premier event is back for its 5th year. TD Bank is proud to present Flashback 3000 November 18, 2017 Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Reference Library A night of dinner, dancing and live auction in support of The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Enter the final frontier and celebrate… Continue Reading

What’s in the Archives? Playing Cards!

What’s in the Archives? Playing Cards!

We don’t play our cards close to our chest at the CLGA. Quite the contrary! We have a fascinating collection of playing cards available for researchers to shuffle through without the risk of upsetting the dealer. While some may dismiss these as just novelty items, playing cards offer valuable insights into the mainstream history of… Continue Reading

Lucie Handley-Girard hired as Archivist

Lucie Handley-Girard hired as Archivist

I was officially hired as an Archivist for the CLGA last Friday. It seemed however, that I have been here since last summer when I was Archives Assistant as a student at U of T’s iSchool. Now that I have completed my Masters of Information I am happy to begin processing collections on a full… Continue Reading

Charly Wreggitt joins the CLGA!

Charly Wreggitt joins the CLGA!

Charly Wreggitt is currently serving as the archives assistant for the summer of 2017. She is going into her second year of a Masters of Information degree at the University of Toronto with a collaborative degree in Sexual Diversity Studies. She holds a BA from the University of Manitoba and a MA from McMaster University,… Continue Reading

Nuit Rose: What Lies between Venus and Mars?

Nuit Rose: What Lies between Venus and Mars?

The Nuit Rose Festival returns for its fourth spectacular year with the question: What Lies Between Venus and Mars? This year, the art festival that celebrates new queer voices looks to the stars and to the spectrum of queerness. Four Toronto neighbourhoods, the Church-Wellesley Village, Regent Park, Kensington Market, and West Queen West will host… Continue Reading

CLGA and the Family Camera Network

CLGA and the Family Camera Network

An update from Lucie Handley-Girard and the Family Camera Network Welcome to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives phase of the Family Camera Network. I am the Digital Archivist for the CLGA iteration of this project, and I wanted to introduce you to the important and wonderful work that the project’s investigators are doing. The Family… Continue Reading

Undergraduate Scholars in Residence visit the South Asian Visual Arts Centre and Vtape

Undergraduate Scholars in Residence visit the South Asian Visual Arts Centre and Vtape

An update from Amal Khurram, who participated in the undergraduate Scholars in Residence Digital Collections Lab at the CLGA, in partnership with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory. On May 17 our group went to visit the 401 Richmond building for a tour of the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) and Vtape. These organizations… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Trans Collection Project Assistant

Job Posting: Trans Collection Project Assistant

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization with a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and archival materials in a variety of audiovisual and textual formats. Our organization offers a range of research, exhibition,… Continue Reading

Scholars in Residence Digital Collections Lab at the CLGA

Scholars in Residence Digital Collections Lab at the CLGA

Scholars in Residence is a month-long digital collections lab for undergraduate students, based out of the CLGA and organized by the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory, under the directorship of Dr. Elspeth Brown, in partnership with the Jackman Humanities Institute and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre. Five students worked on creating digital collections for the… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Archivist (10 month contract)

Job Posting: Archivist (10 month contract)

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization, with a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. The organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational and community programming. For… Continue Reading

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.