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Capital Pride advocates for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Canada,...

September 2, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride’s 2019 summer festival may be over, but our advocacy efforts continue apace. As a Pride organization based in a G-7 capital and mandated to advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ communities, Capital Pride is highlighting issues of local, national and international concern while working constructively to break down remaining barriers to true inclusion…

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Capital Pride receives funding through the new Federal...

August 25, 2019

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario – Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, announced up to $200,000 in FedDev Ontario funding for Capital Pride through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF). See full official Government of Canada release here. Capital Pride creates opportunities to celebrate,…

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Capital Pride statement on violence and hate at local...

August 18, 2019

Capital Pride issued the following statement in response to a hateful incident yesterday: The violent and hateful incidents that occurred at a community organized family drag storytime have no place in our community. That children and their families were targeted specifically is deeply troubling but we recognize that members of the the 2SLGBTQ+ community have…

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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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