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The Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of new members after a successful recruitment process.

The seven new members of the CPYC are as follows:

  • Julia Winterhalder (she/her)
  • Shay Forrester (she/her)
  • Ashli Au (she/her)
  • Emma Grenier (they/them)
  • Isabelle Mills (she/her, they/them)
  • Skye McDowell (she/her)
  • MJ Lezada (he/him, they/them)

The CPYC received numerous applications from youth all over the National Capital Region. Capital Pride is elated to see the enthusiastic response from youth in our community.

The Capital Pride Youth Committee was formed in 2018 as a committee of the Board of Directors. Its mission is to provide insight, advice, and guidance on the behalf of 2SLGBTQ+ youth to the Board of Directors, and the Operations Committee led by Executive Director Osmel B. Guerra Maynes. This includes the development and implementation of policies and bylaws, event and festival planning, and community outreach.

“The CPYC is so excited to welcome our new members to better meet the needs of the 2SLGBTQ+ youth community in the National Capital Region. Our aim is to create a culture of inclusion, respect and acceptance for all, and we look forward to growing and strengthening our community.”

David Thibodeau, CPYC Co-Chair

“Thanks to the successful recruitment, the CPYC was able to further diversify its membership and looks forward to being better able to advocate for youth of various backgrounds and identities in the National Capital Region.”

Alicia Cooke, CPYC Outreach Lead

The CPYC looks forward to welcoming the insight and skills that the new members will bring, and Capital Pride welcomes their contributions to the mission and work of Capital Pride. 

More information about the Capital Pride Youth Committee and its members can be found here.

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