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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 12-week term, beginning June 4, 2018. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant… Continue Reading

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Contract Archives Assistant (4 months, 37.5 hours/week)

Contract Archives Assistant (4 months, 37.5 hours/week)

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. We… Continue Reading

Construction Notice

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front… Continue Reading

Interview with Jennifer Aja Fernandes: Reaching Out Anew

Interview with Jennifer Aja Fernandes: Reaching Out Anew

Recently, the CLGA welcomed Jennifer Aja Fernandes as its new Community Outreach Coordinator. Despite only having been at the Archives for a short three months, Jennifer is already busy making partnerships and talking to the community. We got to ask her about what she’s been working on, her extensive background in working with youth in… Continue Reading

Reading Elsewhere, Acting Here: On the timely repeal of Section 377

Reading Elsewhere, Acting Here: On the timely repeal of Section 377

By: Sajdeep Soomal On Thursday, 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized homosexuality by striking down Section 377 of the Indian penal code that punished “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” with up to life imprisonment. It was a hard-fought and won victory for LGBTQ2+ activists in South Asia, and serves as… Continue Reading

Pride 2018 Snap Shots

Pride 2018 Snap Shots

    By INTREPID WRITER/ARTIST ANTHONY BRUM and ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER ASHA COLLINS   As Toronto Pride 2018 has come to an end, and we all slowly come down from the hype and excitement that it brings to the Southern Ontario; we have an opportunity to reflect and think about what Pride means to our communities, and how it… Continue Reading

Jim Egan’s Early Activism

Written by: Craig Jennex There has been a great deal of interest in Jim Egan’s early activism since the release of Historica Canada’s new Heritage Minute. The short film, entitled “Jim Egan,” is the first in the series that takes up LGBTQ2+ issues. You can watch the Heritage Minute here. The Canadian Lesbian and Gay… Continue Reading

Request for Proposal: New Logo

 The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives Founded in 1973, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) has grown to become the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. The CLGA was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of LGBTQ2+ histories. Its mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information… Continue Reading

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 12-week term, beginning June 4, 2018. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant… 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.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front of the house. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make the CLGA more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@clga.ca

Update – Sep 27, 2018: The front door is currently not accessible due to construction. Please use the back door until further notice.


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… Continue Reading