Accepting Applications: Capital Pride Youth Art Showcase at the OAG

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The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and Capital Pride are teaming up together to curate a summer art exhibition featuring work from young queer artists in the city!

The selected works will be showcased in the OAG’s public areas and the exhibition, along with its accompanying workshops and events, will run between August 10th and September 11th 2022.

Submissions will be reviewed and juried by members of both the OAG and Capital Pride youth councils.
All mediums are welcome and each applicant may submit up to one work or one body of work (ie: a series of paintings or photographs with similar themes). The works will be evaluated on various criteria such as concept, originality and technical ability. The deadline to apply is June 11th, 2022.

Participants will be notified of results via email within a month of the submission deadline. Selected exhibiting artists will be awarded a small honorarium and will need to have their artwork ready for installation and display by August.

Follow us on Instagram @oagyouthcouncil and @fiertecappride for news and updates on our programming! If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Application here

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Toby Whitfield
Executive Director
[email protected]
613-680-3033

Capital Pride 2022 Community Consultation Survey Report

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The mission of Capital Pride / Fierté dans la Capitale is to create opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada’s capital region, on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. Capital Pride is committed to reflecting the perspectives of the communities we serve.

As we navigate into new territory for the 2022 Capital Pride Festival we have a reinvigorated focus to create community connections and bring forth festival programming that will benefit the National Capital Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ communities. For this reason we have conducted a community consultation process to gather input from 2SLGBTQ+ community members and organizations in order to:

  1. assess how beneficial, accessible, and enjoyable Capital Pride’s events and initiatives are to 2SLGBTQ+ people in Ottawa and Gatineau;
  2. identify areas of the festival programming that need improvement, especially within the focuses of family programming and BIPOC programming;
  3. assess the impact and assess any concerns in regards to potential locations for the 2022 Capital Pride Festival; and
  4. explore new ideas and opportunities that will contribute to its mission.

This report will summarize the input gathered from the online survey and outline the steps that Capital Pride will be taking to incorporate, with its finite resources, the feedback and ideas from the community and local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations.

The first three sections describe the methodology we employed (‘What We Did’), the groups who participated (‘Who We Heard From’), and the results of the survey (‘What We Heard’). The final section, ‘What We Will Be Doing’ outlines the future commitments Capital Pride is undertaking to improve its events, relationships with communities, organizations and accessibility. The survey questions are also included at the end of the report [Appendix 1].

Capital Pride remains committed to community outreach and engagement with 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and offer their insights to help guide Capital Pride’s planning process for the 2022 festival. Engaging with community partners is a continuous process and we shall continue to reach out, engage in conversations and listen to the diverse voices of the National Capital Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

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Toby Whitfield
Executive Director
[email protected]
613-680-3033

Capital Pride is Recruiting Volunteer Team Leads

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Operations Team Recruitment

Team Leads help to plan and execute various parts of the Capital Pride Festival. Team Leads are part of the Operations Team and report to the Executive Director. A group of Festival Week Volunteers will be assigned to many of the teams.  

Team Leads will volunteer approximately 10-20 hours a month, with additional hours in the immediate lead-up to and during the Festival. Organization wide team meetings take place monthly and include all team leaders. Team Leads must be available throughout Festival Weekend (August 26 – 28, 2022). 

Current Opportunities: 

Interested in joining the team? Please complete our application form and submit a resume here. The deadline to apply is July 6, 2022 although applications may be reviewed as they are received.

1-1 virtual appointments, sign-up via Calendly: Link Here

Additional questions? Contact [email protected] 

Kindly note that Festival Week Volunteer positions will be posted June 13. Sign-up here to receive more information about festival week volunteers and to be notified once the positions are posted.

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Toby Whitfield
Executive Director
[email protected]
613-680-3033

Capital Pride seeking input in Community Consultation Survey

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Capital Pride is seeking input for the 2022 Capital Pride Festival programming. Please take a few minutes to complete our anonymous survey to let us know how we can better represent and serve the community 2SLGBTQ+ community in the National Capital Region. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback and putting it into action. We will be releasing a final report following the consultation process.

Take part in our survey and enter to win $50 gift cards to Ottawa 2SLGBTQ+ businesses!


English Survey: https://forms.gle/hQMZSp8Sb4WKgcNQA

The deadline to complete the survey is February 28, 2022.

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Toby Whitfield
Executive Director
[email protected]
613-680-3033