Pride

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
All Day Event
Online

We invite you to celebrate Pride in Brampton this June and to participate in festivities and events that promise to teach, honour, and celebrate the diversity that is our rich LGBTTIQQ2SA community!​

This month promises to celebrate and raise awareness of the many achievements and contributions of Queer Bramptonians, past and present, who have done and continue to do so much to make Brampton the livable, compassionate and prosperous city it is today.​​​​​​​​​

Throughout the month, participate in events, curated by incredible community partners, we invite you to share your experiences on Twitter and Instagram with #BramptonPride for a chance to have your photos displayed on this website.​​​​​​​​​​​

June 1 – Virtual Flag Raising 

June 6 - Kickoff performance by Witch Prophet

June 7 - Lunch & Learn with MOYO HCS and Wellness Activity by City of Brampton Recreation Services

June 8 – Lunch & Learn with MOYO HCS and performance curated by CANVAS

June 9 - Lunch & Learn with MOYO HCS and performance curated by City Centre Studios

June 10 - Lunch & Learn with MOYO HCS and panel discussion curated by QTBIPOC

June 11 - Lunch & Learn with MOYO HCS and panel discussion curated by Algoma University

June 12 - Embracing Pride workshop curated by City of Brampton Performing Arts

June 13 - Pride in the Square​ virtual program​​ presented by TD

Activities

Kick-off Performance by Witch Prophet - Explicit lyrics & mature content.


Witch Prophet is an evolution of Toronto based, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani. A soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats.

Click here​ to launch video.


Lunch & Learn Series with MOYO HCS - Day 1


A general overview of the history of Queer and Transgender from a local and national context.

Click here to register for this event.​


Wellness Hour with City of Brampton Recreation


​A yoga and meditation class with a focus on openess & inclusivity 

Led by:

Jordan Aguiar (he/him)

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Lunch & Learn Series with MOYO HCS - Day 2


​A Queer and Trans Youth focused session where content will explore conversion therapy, Pride, and Safer spaces for Youth.

Click here to register for this event.​


Performance curated by CANVAS


​A spoken word performance curated by CANVAS Arts Action Programs

Led by:

Vale (they/them)

Robyn (she/he/they)

Syd (they/them)

Click here​ to launch video. For more from CANVAS, find a family fun craft activity in our additional resources at the bottom of the page.


Lunch & Learn Series with MOYO HCS - Day 3


​A focus on Seniors Health and how older adults have had to go back into the closet as they age. Trans-rights focused content will be explored as well.

Click here to register for this event.​


Dance class and performance curated by City Centre Studios


A high-energy Heels performance to LUCID by Rina Sawayama - a Queer BIPOC artist, followed by and All-Levels Heels Class.

Led by:

Alex Pollard (he/him)

Stef Williams (she/her)

Mel Hart (she/her)

Caddy Superville (she/her)

Roderic Chan (he/him)

Cheyenne Chante (she/her)

Click here to launch heels class!

Click here​ to launch City Centre Dance performance!


Lunch & Learn Series with MOYO HCS - Day 4


​A focus on allyship and inclusive environments. Participatory activities will eplore self-reflection work by attendees. This session will seek to increase ownership on doing things to demonstrate one's allyship.

Click here to register for this event.​


Panel Discussion curated by QTBIPOC Mississauga


​An intimate conversation reflecting on the last five years of QTBIPOC Sauga and looking forward to the futures for QTBIPOC folks in Peel.

Led by:

Anu Radha (she/her)

Kyo (they/them)

Berkha (they/them)

Click here to register for this event.​



Creating Safer Spaces - A Panel Discussion curated by Algoma University


The School of Business and Economics in partnership with the LGBTQ2S+ Working Group is hosting a panel discussion: Creating Safer Spaces.  This panel discussion aims to educate the community on key points on how to be a better ally, help contribute to having conversations within a safe space and the importance of language.


Led by:


Deborah Woodman (she/her), Moderator

Krista McCracken (they/them), Panelist

Bushra Asghar (she/her), Panelist

Marisa Stopes (she/her), Panelist

Kelvin Bordin (he/him), Panelist

Wylla Caveen (they them), panelist


Click here to join this event.​


Lunch & Learn Series with MOYO HCS - Day 5


​Using the arts to explore storytelling, poetry, and media content. We will also work to identify community advocates, influencers, and learning products (including books, music, and social media channels).

Click here to register for this event.​


Embracing Pride - Workshop curated by City of Brampton Performing Arts


In this workshop, participants will learn to express themselves through their visual and spoken art, share their own stories and experiences and having open dialogue about pride and why it’s important and what it means to them. Participants will get the chance to sketch and colour their stories and how they feel- this will be done using paper, pencil, and any marker or coloured pencils you have at home. Participants will also get a chance to learn to write poetry and hear a few pieces from Gabriel on the art and how they can utilize it in their everyday life. ​

Led by:

Gabriel St-Cyr (he/him)

Sharica Brown (she/her)

Please email rose.education@brampton.ca with the subject line "Embracing Pride" to register!


Pride in the Square presented by TD


​Pride in the Square is back! And this time it's virtual! Join us for a day filled with children's story time, a fitness dance party, and performances including Micah Barnes!

This event is generously presented by TD

Click here to view more!​


Additional Information

​CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2014 to prevent gender-based and sexual violence, homophobia and transphobia. CANVAS uses interactive, arts-inspired training programs to educate on gender equity, consent, and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in schools, summer camps, community centres and workplaces. In the past 6 years, CANVAS has led programming for over 20,000 youth and youth-workers across southern Ontario.​

City Centre Dance is Mississauga's Hottest Drop-In Dance Studio! We have classes in styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk, Heels, Reggaeton, Contemporary, Bollywood, and more from Beginner to Advanced Levels!

For over two decades, Moyo (previously known as Peel HIV/AIDS Network) has provided a growing array of health promotion, education, social and support services for people living with, affected by, and at systemic risk of HIV. Through collaborative efforts and effective service delivery, Moyo has become the leading HIV/AIDS service provider for Peel’s communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.​​

QTBIPOC sauga began in January 2016, as a way of responding to the serious lack in spaces for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Peel. We host a community-driven informal meetup every month in central Mississauga. In 2019, we began hosting meetups in Brampton. We also host events (on our own and in collaboration with other groups), and do advocacy.​

​CANVAS wants to help you create art that celebrates the unique parts of you! Find instructions here and watch this video​ for inspiration!

As a community leader, and in partnership with local municipalities, the Region of Peel is committed to addressing barriers and challenges that disadvantage LGBTQ2S+ residents and taking action to make Peel a truly inclusive community where all residents have the supports they need to thrive.

Join the Region of Peel for a vitual event on June 23rd from 6:00pm – 7:15pm commemorating Pride, featuring speakers from QTBIPOC sauga and Moyo Health and Community Services. The evening will include discussion about complexities within the Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities, including the racialized experience and health inequities that have been intensified through COVID.

Click here to register for this event.

​The City of Brampton has taken important health and safety measures in response to COVID-19. All public events scheduled at City facilities are cancelled until further notice. Community events taking place in City facilities will also be cancelled during this period. The City is following the advice of Public Health officials, and government restrictions on public gatherings. Find information on the City’s response to COVID-19 here.

​Looking to help out? Local food banks are in urgent need of donations. Find information on how you can help here.

The City of Brampton has compiled a list of community organizations available for support here.

Pride is Proudly Sponsored by

​Contact​

Festival and Events Office
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​
905.874.2000

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