Partnering with It Gets Better Canada to Empower 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

Lorie Knickle June 01, 2021
Every day, customers across Canada visit Chatters to look and feel their best. But that’s not all that happens in our chairs; many customers build unique bonds with their stylist by opening up and sharing stories. The chatter between customer and stylist is so special to us, that it is our very namesake. Everybody has a story, and we appreciate the vulnerability and trust that customers share with us. Storytelling helps build community and relationships, and shared experiences make us feel less alone.

At Chatters, we want to help build community in a broader way and help others find their voice. 

We’re proud to partner with It Gets Better Canada, an organization that builds the 2SLGBTQ+ community through storytelling, shared experiences and forming connections. It Gets Better Canada envisions a world where all 2SLGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worth and power as individuals.  The organization gives strength to youth that are learning and discovering their voice and helps them feel that they are not alone and that things will get better.  

It Gets Better Canada
Here are some of the ways It Gets Better Canada work towards their vision:

It Gets Better Canada fulfills its mission to uplift, empower, and connect Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) youth across Canada in two ways:

Storytelling: It Gets Better Canada connects young 2SLGBTQ+ people with the global 2SLGBTQ+ community by providing access to an arsenal of uplifting and inspiring stories of hope, resilience, and determination, as told by members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies. It Gets Better Canada develops, creates and publishes public content specifically targeted to and in support of 2SLGBTQ+ youth through its social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. The content of these social media posts feature inspiring profiles of individuals whose personal stories illustrate and affirm that “it does get better”, as well as practical tools, resources, and focused messages of hope and empowerment. 

Building community: It Gets Better Canada is dedicated towards building community by (a) working with government, NGOs and private sector organizations to develop and enhance tools and community-based resources that help 2SLGBTQ+ youth find positive solutions to the challenges they face, (b) engaging with young 2SLGBTQ+ people both on and offline, and (c) connecting them to local community service providers that can provide on-the-ground-assistance.  

Round up to donate

Together, we have the power to build community and empower our youth.  

By partnering with It Gets Better Canada we aim to help create spaces where people feel heard, accepted and free to express their true colours beyond the reach of our salons. 

From June 1 to June 28, 2021, we invite you to round up your online order total to the nearest dollar when shopping at The round up amount will be donated to It Gets Better Canada.  Chatters will ensure a minimum contribution to It Gets Better Canada of $5,000. 



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