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Our Mission

We’re on a mission to build leadership capacity among young Black, Indigenous, and racialized women and gender-diverse youth to advance gender equity and justice.

We envision a liberated future where Black, Indigenous, and racialized women and gender-diverse folks have autonomy over their bodies, land, and decision-making in and for their communities.

By centring the lived experiences of marginalized young women and gender-diverse youth in our work, we are creating a platform to amplify issues and solutions that are often dismissed within civic institutions and mainstream discourse.

Since 2017, we have built leadership capacity among 1500+ diverse young leaders across Canada and engaged with 100+ civic leaders, elected officials, and community organizers to create inclusive and safe(r) civic spaces for young women and gender-queer youth.

Our connection to the land

Based in Tkaranto (Toronto), we operate on the traditional lands of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, Haudenosaunee and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by treaty 13 and is subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land.

In our role as settlers, displaced, and displaced people on this land, we share the responsibility of challenging and disrupting colonial systems that enact violence upon the land, and stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.

A gender diverse community

We realize that gender is a fluid and evolving concept that continues to impact how we experience systems of power and the world around us. Trans women, non-binary women, and gender-queer people belong at Platform and continue to contribute to intersectional feminist and gender equity movements everywhere.

Created by and for diverse women and gender-diverse people, Platform works to challenge sexism, misogyny, transphobia, cis-sexism, transmisogyny and binarism within civic institutions and beyond.


As a youth-led non-profit organization, we count on our supporters to make our work possible.

With the help of our funders, supporters, and friends, our mission to cultivate leadership among Black, Indigenous, and racialized young women and gender-diverse youth becomes possible.

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