Annual Report 2014
June 16, 2015
Over the last 35 years so much has changed.
In 1969 we were considered criminals, and pathologized for being queer. In 2014 Laverne Cox, an openly trans, African-American woman, graces the cover of Time Magazine. The world is changing, and our organization continues to change alongside it—yet at our core, the mission remains the same.
QMUNITY continues to exist to improve queer and trans lives.
In 2014, we reached over 43,000 people, a 23% increase from 2013. We were able to increase our impact by expanding our full-time staff from 8 people to 11 people. This was in large part to our supporters, who helped us increase our budget by 14.6%.
But those are just the numbers.
QMUNITY happens when we celebrate our seniors at the annual Honouring Our Elders Tea, provide 860 hours of free professional counselling, or by advocating for trans friendly schools at the Vancouver School Board. Learn more about the impact of our work this year, highlighted on pages 5-11.
Our work was recognized this year when we received the inaugural City of Vancouver Award of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. As one of many organizations working towards building stronger communities, we are humbled and grateful for this honour.
We cannot do any of this alone.
Thank you. On behalf of the organization that we are privileged to serve, we want to recognize everyone that works tirelessly to ensure that no one is left behind. Our inspiring volunteers, our dedicated staff, our incredible board, our generous supporters, and everyone in our community that continues to fight for the world that we all want to live in—you make this possible.
We look forward to continuing to serve you.