Egale Canada Human Rights Trust: Case Study

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Ontario has approximately 60,000 non-profit corporations that are listed under the Ontario Corporations Act (Blumberg, 2014). Each organization aims to help a specific focus group that discuss many issues surrounding different oppressions seen in society, for example racism, homelessness, discrimination towards the LGBTQ community, citizenship, and many more. Activism is the use of direct, sometimes confrontational action to effect positive social change (Oxford Dictionaries, n.d). Unfortunately, there are organization, such as Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK that implement demonstrations and protests that are outright discriminatory and offensive to people in society. These organizations have been labeled as hate groups but are still considered…show more content…
Despite these negative groups there are still plenty of non-profit organizations that encourage positive social change on civilization. The Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is one of the many organizations that has been extremely successful in supporting and making social change in society. Egale is quite different from other corporations that have similar views as them. Instead of advocating one specific group form the LGBTQ community, they assist numerous different minorities. Egale also tries to reach out to diverse age groups in society through different programs and events and each year they prepare for charities that help different target groups. This paper argues that the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust has been an effective organization at drawing attention to the many different kinds of oppression that can be found throughout Canadian society, highlighting on human rights based on people’s sexual identity through community involvement, programs, and educational…show more content…
They have been interested in helping educate the different age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and races within the city on many different topics such as inclusion in school and sports, body empowerment, violence, and bullying. Egale is focused on educating and protecting the younger generations through programs called m.bodiment, Draw-The-Line, and Two Spirits, One Voice and many more. M.bodiment is funded by the Movember Foundation and is intended to open up dialogue about men’s bodies with those who identify as gay, bi, trans, and queer. “In a world where our jobs require little physical exertion, where media are best enjoyed while immobile, and where overprocessed fast food is increasingly convenient” society is still shocked when individuals do not conform to the “ideal” body (LeBesco, 2003). This project is very influential because many assessments tests for eating disorders are found to have a gender bias, because they were initially created for females and underscore males (Darcy, 2012). In the past, eating disorders have been characterized as “women’s problems’ and men have been stigmatized from coming forward or have been unaware that they could have an eating disorder (NEDA, n.d.). Although women’s body image is continually an issue in society, very few are aware that nearly 18 percent of adolescent boys are highly concerned about their weight and body image

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