Fido announced today it will be donating up to $150,000 to Pflag Canada, to help the LGBTQ2S community stay connected during COVID-19.
A donation of tablets with 6 months of free data from Fido will be sent to various regional chapters of Pflag throughout Canada. These tablets will enable virtual meetings to replace peer-to-peer support meetings halted due to COVID-19.
“Physical distancing doesn’t mean that help is out of reach. As a proud ally, Fido is partnering with Pflag Canada to help them provide peer-to-peer virtual support to LGBTQ2S communities. The connections they make are especially important right now,” said Nancy Audette, Vice-President and General Manager, Fido Wireless, in a statement.
Fido has also launched a campaign where if “You Click Fido Donates”, available on the Fido.ca homepage, Fido newsletters or through Fido XTRA. When users click, Fido will donate $1, up to a max of $150,000.
“Having Fido reach out to us during this pandemic with the understanding of our mission and willingness to assist is allowing us to continue to support our communities across Canada, through innovative and quick thinking digital means, that may not have been possible,” added Omid Razavi, Director of Communications, Pflag.