Davy Sabourin (He/Him) is a Francophone member of the LGBTQ2+ community born in Montreal, who has been living in the National Capital Region for about 9 years. He is a federal public servant working in privacy law compliance at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Prior to joining the Public Service, he worked in Ottawa as a Mental Health and Addictions Counselor.
In his pastime, Davy is an LGBTQ2+ advocate who, through his community involvement fulfills his passion of being an educator, connector and bridge builder between individuals, groups and communities. Prior to being the current Chairperson of Capital Pride (the Pride organization of Ottawa-Gatineau), he served as the Community Relations Officer, and actively worked to engage the National Capital Region’s LGBTQ2+ community and allies. In that role, he led the creation of Capital Pride Youth Committee, which serves to meaningfully engage and empower young LGBTQ2+ individuals in providing guidance and insight to the festival’s Board of Directors and the Festival Director in charge of operations.
Further to his local involvement, Davy was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Fierté Canada Pride, the national association of Canadian Pride organizations, as Central Regional Director. In his role, he is the representative of Pride organizations across Ontario and Quebec, wherein two of Canada’s biggest Pride festivals take place, namely Fierté Montreal Pride and Pride Toronto. In addition, he now serves as Regional Director for Canada (Region 7), on the Board of Directors of InterPride, the international association of Pride organizers, representing Canadian Pride organizations on an international level. Davy wants to be an agent of community engagement and change – for the equality and advancement of LGBTQ2+ human rights on a global scale.
Davy holds degrees in Police Foundations, Mental and Addictions, as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences, in the fields of in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, and Social Work.