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New ED at LGCA

Philip Wong will be the new executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal Foundation (LGCA), the group announced in an Aug 14 press release.

The LGCA is a Toronto-based group that, through special initiatives and an annual giving program, grants money to organizations and projects serving queer communities.

The LGCA has been without an executive director for years and is hoping that Wong’s hiring will herald a new period of growth.

“I bring the perspective of what it’s like looking for funding and a strong sense of what the community’s needs are,” says Wong. “A lot of times we talk about the struggles of funding, especially for LGBTQ funding programs.”

Wong leaves his job as the executive director at the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line on Aug 31 after five years on staff. He’s expected to start at the LGCA on Sep 17 after “a much-needed mental breather.”