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Partnerships

About Corporate Partnerships

Your organization can make a meaningful difference in our mission - one that will provide life-saving support to LGBTQI+ people around the world both year-round and during Pride.


About Corporate Partnerships About Corporate Partnerships
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Partner.
Inspire. Engage.

Partnering with Rainbow Railroad will provide your company with the unique opportunity to contribute to our life-saving work and be recognized for the role you play in helping to change the lives of persecuted LGBTQI+ people around the world.

For more information, contact Scott Ferguson, Senior Development Officer Corporate and Foundation Partnerships at sferguson@rainbowrailroad.org

We would be proud to work to customize your partnership, typically they involve one or more of the following:

Donate to Our Mission
Support Rainbow Railroad’s mission by making a one-time or multi-year donation. By giving, your company will be a true champion of global LGBTQI+ rights, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Sponsor an Event or Talk
Our programs and events, such as our annual Freedom Party, raise critical funds for our mission. By sponsoring an event or talk, you're helping make these events possible while connecting your brand directly to our audience.
Fundraising drives in the workplace
Encourage employees to give through donor programs, matching funds, internal fundraising drives and other incentives.
In-Kind and Pro-Bono
Support
Donating products, services or employee time and expertise helps reduce cash expenses and enables us to dedicate more of our funds and resources to carrying out our mission.

Leadership Partners

TD Bank
In 2014 TD Bank became Rainbow Railroad’s first corporate partner, helping to fund the organization’s first paid staff position. Since 2018, TD has provided annual support for our vital work through the TD Ready Commitment program.
THE POINTS GUY
Since 2017, The Points Guy has supported Rainbow Railroad, raising valuable funds for our work that have directly helped more than 100 LGBTQI+ people find safety. This year, TPG has teamed up with Chase Sapphire® on a contest in support of Rainbow Railroad to win 1 million Chase Ultimate Rewards® points.
HUDSON’S BAY
For 2022, Hudson’s Bay Foundation expands its partnership with Rainbow Railroad with a three-year leadership commitment to support Rainbow Railroad’s life-saving work, including our core Emergency Travel Support program.
LCBO
For Pride 2022, Rainbow Railroad was selected as one of the LCBO’s charitable partners for their Love Pairs With Everything campaign, fundraising in their stores across the Ontario in support of our organization ‘s vital work to help persecuted LGBTQI+ around the globe.
LULULEMON
In 2022, Lululemon became a partner of Rainbow Railroad, making a leadership donation to support the establishment of a mental health support program for Rainbow Railroad case individuals as well as to help increase organizational capacity.
SCOTIABANK
Scotiabank’s leadership donation, made during Pride season, provides vital funds for the organization’s core programs, including direct assistance to LGBTQI+ people in need globally, and the development of partnerships with organizations both in Canada and internationally.
TELUS and TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
TELUS and TELUS Friendly Future Foundation continue their long-time support of Rainbow Railroad with grant funding through the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation as well as fundraising initiatives during Pride championed by TELUS Spectrum, the company's LGBTQI+ ERG.
THE BEER STORE
For the second year, Rainbow Railroad is the beneficiary of funds raised at The Beer Store outlets throughout Ontario during the month of June, continuing The Beer Store’s commitment to and support of our communities.
YANKEE CANDLE
Yankee Candle® is demonstrating its commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging with a leadership commitment for 2022 and 2023 as well as launching a special Pride Candle collection to highlight the organization’s work — starting with the 2022 fragrance, Love is Love.

Major Partners