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Pride Season

June 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023

White background image with colourful pop art shapes around the edges. A maple leaf with the rainbow colours of the Progress Pride Flag, which are black, brown, light blue, light pink, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, and the words Pride Season Saison de la Fierté appear in the middle. The Canada wordmark is in the bottom right corner.

Pride Season is a term that refers to the wide range of Pride events that take place over the summer (June to September) when 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Although special attention is put on the Pride events during the summer months, they happen throughout the year in many communities.

The well-being of people with diverse gender identities can be greatly affected by the characteristics, norms, practices, and spaces of our institutional environments. This is reflected in the things we see and the actions we take.

In fact, everyone can help support the mental health of sexual minorities and trans folks. Click those links to find tangible actions you can take.

If you want to do more to help prevent suicide and promote life for 2SLGTBQI+ people in your community, check out this Roots of Hope case study from Stony Plain, AB, where they were identified as a priority population. We’ll be sharing more information about how to become a #RootsOfHope community later this year.

And if you are in health-care, community members shared with us initiatives and approaches to increase health-sector access and improve the service-user experience for 2SLGBTQI+ emerging adults. Check out their advice on creating safer spaces.

In 2022, we and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released Leger polling that showed that 2SLGBTQ+ communities have faced heightened rates of stigma, discrimination, and harassment during the pandemic. Even so, they were also feeling more resilient, hopeful, accepting, and inclusive.

That’s something to feel proud about.

Join the conversation with the hashtags #Pride2023 and #PrideSeason.



June 1, 2023
August 31, 2023