Making Your Donation to the CLGA

The CLGA is the world’s largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. We take great pride in the services that we provide and the programs that we have developed over more than 40 years of collecting. Today, we are poised to transition to being one of the most sophisticated and vital archives in the world. With our curatorial program and commitment to community engagement, we are already reaching new audiences, but we can do even more to bring our collections to the world. With your generous support, we can build a strong foundation, cover our operating costs, and move forward with our renewed vision. DONATE NOW.

We receive no on-going government funding and rely on our community of generous supporters to keep our stories alive. More than 70% of our funding comes directly from our generous community of supporters. Please consider making a fully tax deductible donation to the CLGA todayDONATE NOW.

Generous donors who give more than $1,000 annually join our Guardians of the Archives program. Our Guardians ensure that we are able to cover operating costs and keep our stories alive. Guardians are celebrated throughout the year and recognized at special events, including talks with our exhibiting artists and invitations to exclusive round table discussions. Become a Guardian of the Archives and help protect our important LGBTQ+ heritage. DONATE NOW.

Donate Your Time

Since 1973, the CLGA has been championed by volunteers and community partners who have dedicated their time, energy and expertise to acquiring, preserving and making accessible our shared LGBTQ+ heritage. We offer an inclusive, welcoming environment for volunteers with a range of interests and expertise. Please consider volunteering your time to the CLGA and join our vibrant intergenerational team of archivists, librarians, curators, communicators, fundraisers, administrators, and fabulous caretakers! DONATE YOUR TIME

Donate Your Treasures

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of LGBTQ+ histories. Its mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize and give public access to information and materials in any medium by, for and about LGBTQ+ Canadians. To support this function, the CLGA maintains archival collections, a research library, vertical files, artifacts and ephemera, as well as the world’s largest collection of LGBTQ+ periodicals. Your treasures are valuable, too! Please contact us directly to learn more about how to contribute your own materials to the CLGA’s collections. DONATE YOUR TREASURES.


National Portrait Collection