The Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) provides insight, advice and guidance to the Board of Directors, as well as the Operations Committee to ensure Capital Pride is best serving 2SLGBTQ+ youth in the community. This includes the development and implementation of policies and bylaws, event and festival planning, and community outreach.

Alicia Cooke

Co-Chair Hi! My name is Alicia and I am originally from Kelowna, British Columbia but have lived in Ottawa for the past two years. I got involved with the CPYC anticipating that this committee will work to implement tangible policies that will tackle pervasive issues affecting LGBTQ2+ youth in Ottawa, particularly homelessness and mental health….

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Bryan Quiñones

Co-Chair Bryan identifies as a Nonbinary Queer Filipino Immigrant. They are passionate in community development, capacity building, and event organizing. They are a strong advocate for equitable human rights, and a highly reliable volunteer in the LGBTQ2+ community since their arrival in Canada. Bryan recently graduated in Human Kinetics hoping to find a career in…

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David Thibodeau

David Thibodeau (he/him), a native East-Coaster, came to Ottawa to complete his masters degree at Carleton University. He now works in the federal public service, and fills his free time as a swim coach. David’s passion lies in sports, where he advocates for creating an inclusive, and safe space for all to participate in sports…

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Frank

My name is Frank! Pronouns: he/him/his. I am a member of the Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) for the 2018 Capital Pride. During my volunteering last year, I noticed that many of my friends had never been to Pride despite living in Ottawa their whole lives. So I joined this committee to change that. I…

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Gillian Fenwick

Gillian Fenwick (she/her) is a Public Administration and Women’s Studies student at the University of Ottawa. This is her first year on the CPYC. As a proudly queer woman who has lived in Ottawa her whole life, she is very excited to get more involved in her own community. Gillian is passionate about intersectional feminism, engaging grassroots organizations and keeping…

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Gillian Walsh

Gillian is a francophone high school student who’s mission is to create more inclusive spaces for people regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, etc. She organizes Gender & Sexual Orientation Diversity activities for students within and outside of her school community. She identifies as a queer cisgender female and uses she/her pronouns, and wishes…

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