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Capital Pride Publishes 2019 Community Consultation Report

August 9, 2019

Following the Capital region’s first ever WinterPride in 2019 and feedback from the community, the Capital Pride Board of Directors committed to initiating a community consultation process to gather input from 2SLGBTQ+ community members and organizations. The consultations took place in May 2019. The mission of Capital Pride / Fierté dans la Capitale is to…

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Capital Pride announces recipients of 2019 Community...

August 5, 2019

Capital Pride’s Community Project Fund supports local community groups and individuals who organize events and activities that further one (or more) of Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration. The Fund provides grants of up to $1000 allowing groups to enhance or develop events taking place during the Festival. Applicants organizing events or programming…

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Capital Pride Reports on Record-Breaking Year

May 27, 2019

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride today published its annual report for 2017-18 which saw the largest Pride Festival yet in the National Capital Region – traditional territory of the Algonquin people. “Our 2017-2018 annual report is a testament to the power of community” says Capital Pride Chairperson Davy Sabourin. “The report not…

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Statement: Blood donation deferral period drops to three...

May 10, 2019

Capital Pride welcomes the announcement made by Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, wherein she informed Canadians of Health Canada’s decision to require men who have sex with men to abstain for three months before they can be eligible to donate blood, rather than one year. The Canadian Red Cross Society introduced a donor eligibility…

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Job Opportunity: 2019 Summer Interns

April 30, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator Capital Pride is seeking a summer intern to fill the role of Volunteer Coordinator and help plan and execute the 2019 Capital Pride Festival. The Coordinator will manage Pride’s Volunteer Program, work with the Operations Team to develop comprehensive event and volunteer plans, recruit over 150 volunteers and prepare a training program. Position…

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Capital Pride Annual General Meeting celebrates 2018...

March 11, 2019

For immediate release: Capital Pride announces new executive officers, updates bylaws to recognize two-spirit community members first for all future references to 2SLGBTQ+. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride has concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2018 – a record-setting year for Pride to build on as the organization moves forward. Capital Pride’s finalized annual…

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Capital Pride Launches First-Ever WinterPride

February 6, 2019

Capital Prides invites the National Capital Region to show their pride during Winterlude; with a week of brand new programming, performances, learning opportunities and activism. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride launches its WinterPride today, taking place February 6th through 10th, co-produced in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude (Capital Experience). WinterPride will honour the 50th…

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Capital Pride Announces First-Ever “WinterPride”

December 13, 2018

For immediate releaseThursday, December 13, 2018 Following the region’s largest Pride festival yet in summer 2018, Capital Pride teams up with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude to co-produce 5 days of winter programming including a march commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced today it…

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World AIDS Day: Capital Pride continues to be committed to...

December 1, 2018

On World AIDS Day, December 1, Capital Pride reiterates its commitment to creating spaces where all LGBTQ2+ people are safe and accepted – including those living with HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS is a global epidemic that disproportionately affects members of the queer and trans community. In Canada, there are approximately 63,110 people are living with…

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