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Capital Pride announces the second annual WinterPride...

January 13, 2020

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced the second annual WinterPride festival today. Taking place February 4-9 during Winterlude, the National Capital Region will be dazzled by festive winter activities, performances, and much more! Building on the success of last years’ inaugural event, this years’ WinterPride aims to provide spaces for all members…

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Capital Pride appoints first-ever Executive Director

January 6, 2020

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced the appointment of its first-ever Executive Director today, Osmel Guerra Maynes, marking a major step in the organization’s growth – made possible through the support of federal, provincial and municipal funders, as well as its valued sponsors. Osmel is an experienced social justice activist, non-profit sector…

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Capital Pride Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance...

November 20, 2019

On November 20th every year communities across the globe memorialize those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence. In 1999, a vigil was held to remember the murder of Rita Hester, a black trans woman. This moment in 2SLGBTQ+ history started an important tradition that has become the annual Trans Day of Remembrance….

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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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