How can I help?

Calgary Queer Arts Society is a registered charitable non-profit organization that relies on the support of our donors and funders to carry out our mission of giving voice to queer stories.

When you donate to CQAS, you Donate to..

  • The Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival - a landmark event in Calgary as one of the city's first dedicated queer arts events. Since 1998, the Fairy Tales Film festival has been an integral link in supporting and showcasing independent queer filmmakers, artists and thinkers while celebrating representation on screen for 10 days each May.

  • Diversity education through our OutReels program - helping make communities and workplaces safer and more supportive for LGBTQ2A+ Albertans, both in Calgary and throughout the province.

  • Youth arts mentorship through the Youth Queer Media Program, helping young emerging filmmakers tell their story in film.

  • Our annual Ally-Tool Kit Conference, helping equip schools, communities and workplaces with tools to build equitable and inclusive practices.

  • The Coming Out Monologues, YYC - providing mentorship, workshops and a stage where individuals from across the LGBTQ2A+ can share their stories through this annual theatre series.

  • Year-round events offered both through CQAS and other organizations in our city that support and celebrate the LGBTQ2A+ community and it's allies.

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To continue the programs that so many have grown to rely on and others have yet to discover, we invite you to make a donation. Align your support with the LGBTQ2A+ community and offer encouragement to someone whose life will be changed thanks to your donation. 

We're pleased to offer donors the option to make a monthly gift and provide you with the convenient choice of debiting your bank account or credit card on the same date each month. It's so easy! Your gift can automatically be deducted from your account, and there are no fees. The beauty of monthly giving is that it allows Calgary Queer Arts Society to budget for the year ahead knowing that ongoing donor support can be counted on.

You have come to the crossroads of your destiny. It is time for you to choose. It is time for you to choose good.
— Iroh, The Last Airbender

Some notable donors include..



Calgary Queer Arts Society Charitable Registration Number: 857 771 208 RR0001