SLF Sing Out Proud Karaoke Live IV

SLF Karaoke – A “Silver Lining” of Hope for LGBTQ Youths


September 16th 2016 Every year the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) hosts a Karaoke fundraiser as part of its on-going efforts to advance the cause of building safe spaces which welcomes inclusion, tolerance and diversity among all members of society. It is the fourth year the foundation has hosted this event at the Studio Rumors Lounge and each year it has grown in attendance and public interest. When SLF initially embarked on this fundraiser the main goal was simply to generate…

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Remembering George


Five years ago on this day, in a moment of unrelenting hopelessness and absolute desperation, a young George Kazanjian made a decision that ultimately had a far reaching impact on the lives of the many people who were most close to him and to the strangers he would never meet. Today marks the five year anniversary of the tragic passing of our beloved George Kazanjian. The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) would like to extend our sincere condolences to the friends…

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Sakharov Fellowship 2016


Promoting ideas through a constellation of conversations and making change through solidaity: Moving from the Head to the Heart to Impact Change They say the longest distance in the world is the 18 inches between the head and heart. This refers to applying everything you know and channeling it to a strong willingness to seek change which is driven by investment and passion to a cause. It is creating a perfect marriage between your knowledge to your emotions in order…

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How to build a safe space at your school


An effective strategy for building community in your school is by fostering a safe space such as an alliance where individuals can access a supportive community of peers. Safe spaces have been found to be helpful at fighting feelings of isolation and improving self esteem. Steps you can follow if you want to start your own safe space: Determine what type of organization you would like to form: A peer counselling group should be private and confidential. But an all-genders…

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