We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Factory Shoe that will raise funds to support Spectrum’s programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Waterloo Region. Factory Shoe has provided us with $5 fundraiser cards. When they are used to make purchases at Factory Shoe of $35 or more, Factory Shoe will make a $5 donation to Spectrum!

We asked about how Factory Shoe ensures its stores are safe and welcoming to 2SLGBTQIA+ people. They have a Diversity Policy that demonstrates a commitment to creating a workplace that values and respects individual differences. Factory Shoe has clear policies in place to ensure inclusion and prevent harassment for all customers, including 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals. These policies are designed to maintain a safe and respectful atmosphere for all visitors. Their employees are well-versed in these policies and are committed to upholding them. 

Factory Shoe understands that the experiences of transgender individuals in retail settings can be challenging, and they are dedicated to providing a different, positive experience.

You can pick up your $5 Fundraising Card at Spectrum any time we are open for programming! Visit the Rainbow Community Calendar for details or email info@ourspectrum.com to arrange a pick-up time.

Note, the cards have no cash value.


SPECTRUM offers a safe place where LGBTQ2+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.