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Sunday, July 05, 2020
2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate Pride

This year, Brampton celebrates the vibrant LGBTTIQQ2SA communities across our city through art, performance, and programming for all ages. Enjoy live performances and engaging discussions with Garden Square’s 3rd annual Pride In The Square – Virtual Edition on July 5, Culture Brampton’s Youth Inspirational Speaker Series on July 8 and The Rose’s This Is Brampton: Live Online concert series on July 9; and discover important resources and programming offered by our incredible community partners.
 
Here is where we will connect you to all the online celebrations throughout the City. Click “View All” below to see everything you can enjoy this Pride Week in Peel!

Show us how you’re celebrating ◦ use #ShowYourPrideBrampton on Instagram for a chance to appear in the gallery below.
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Activities

Algoma University School of Business and Economics

​To support Pride, Algoma University has created new Pride-themed logos for their various social media platforms. Students have also had the opportunity to take part in a series of internal workshops and activities centering on issues and initiatives that affect the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.

Take a look at some highlights of Algoma’s celebration of Pride here.

At the Algoma University School of Business & Economics, you’ll have access to endless opportunities inside and outside the classroom, allowing for personal growth. You’ll learn from our spirited faculty and benefit from one-on-one interactions – that’s the Algoma SchoolBE advantage. This and more is what you can expect at Algoma SchoolBE. Where you’ll connect with the most diverse student body in Ontario. Where you’ll benefit from dedicated and caring faculty. Where you’ll find your true self and more.

To learn more about Algoma University visit https://www.algomau.ca/academics/school-of-business-economics/

Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) Youth Beyond Barriers Program – July 11

​Our YBB Counsellors and management will be participating in several Pride events this year. As we are part of the Peel 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative, we are working together with Moyo and EMHC to offer a Youth Pride Prom event July 11th. YBB Counsellors will also participate in the Pride in the Square event July 5th, which all AYSP staff are encouraged to attend as well as other community Pride events. Our YBB youth groups (currently online groups) focus on Pride throughout the month of June, discussing the history of Pride, inclusion and celebrate their own Pride together. 

The YBB Program provides confidential services for youth aged 12-17 who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, through weekly support and education groups, and individual counselling. The YBB Program also offers community capacity building around 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion.
 
To learn more about AYSP visit www.aysp.ca

Brampton Library

To celebrate Pride this year, the Brampton Library is pleased to offer:

  • A comprehensive list of recommended media across formats and genres here
  • A curated Digital Library/eBook cloud Library shelf for LGBTQ2S+ reads here
  • An LGBTQ2S+ Book Club featuring books with LGBTQ2S+ themes or written by authors who identify as  LGBTQ2S+ described here
While all Brampton Library Branches remain closed until further notice, our Digital Library is open to serve you! Register online for your free library card to enjoy access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks; music streaming and downloads; movies and TV shows; virtual programs; online courses and more. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we continue inspiring connections together. To learn more about Brampton Library visit https://www.bramptonlibrary.ca       

Interim Place

​Interim Place will be taking part in the 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative in Peel lead by Moyo Health and Community Services, and will be participating in a series of virtual pride events. For more information visit their social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Interim place recently announced a roll out of their Gender Diversity and Trans Inclusion Policy. To learn more click here
 
Interim Place is an anti-violence organization providing shelter, counselling and advocacy supports for women, Two-Spirit, gender queer, trans and non-binary folks and their children experiencing any form of violence in the Region of Peel and beyond. Interim Place is a low barrier organization that is committed to ending gender-based violence by acknowledging and addressing the multitude of barriers facing folks who have experienced violence and by providing crisis intervention and a range of supports and services. Interim Place works within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, disability justice and harm reduction framework.
 
To learn more about Interim Place visit www.interimplace.com

LGBT YouthLine

​LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by: providing anonymous peer support and referrals, training youth to provide support to other youth, and providing resources so youth can make informed decisions. Youth of all sexual and gender identities are celebrated and supported. YouthLine offers a free, confidential peer support line for all 2SLGBTQ+ youth across the province who are looking for a fellow 2SLGBTQ+ youth to talk to – for more information about how to access the peer support line, visit our website! https://www.youthline.ca/

Pride Week Initiatives:
  • LGBT YouthLine supports, celebrates and loves 2SLGBTQ+ youth during all months of the year!
  • LGBT YouthLine hosted our #Dare2Imagine Photo Pride Campaign in June, which highlighted Black, Indigenous and People of Colour from our communities - check out the highlights on our website! (http://www.youthline.ca/)
  • LGBT YouthLine celebrates Pride throughout the year by supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led initiatives and projects through our provincial programming, which includes the launch of Youth Organize – Peel/Halton! (Youth in these regions: applications coming soon! https://www.youthline.ca/youthorganize/)

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

​Celebrate your pride with a variety of fun filled activities for the whole family. Get together and get creative as you find unique ways to express yourself and celebrate your individuality through art. PAMA Activities available here.

Take a look at a special Pride Week message from PAMA Senior Curator, Sam Cronk here

Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA) is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage. PAMA strives to create a safe space for all visitors and present material that provokes meaningful conversations. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more. Follow @visitpama PAMA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
 

Peel Pride

​For over 15 years, The Pride Committee of Peel serves the Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon areas. The Pride Committee is a volunteer organization, with the goal of bringing Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender, and our allies together in Peel Region. We are pleased to bring you Pride events right here in Peel Region! Our Mission: The Pride Committee of Peel is a volunteer organization run by members of the community in Peel Region. Our goal is to host social events in a positive, safe and inclusive environment for the LGBT Community and our allies in Peel Region.

To learn more about Peel Pride visit www.peelpride.ca

Pflag Peel Region (Formerly Pflag Mississauga)

​Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an organization that embraces LGBTQ people. PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents, that offers support, resources, and education to individuals and families on issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Local support is provided by chapters in communities across Canada, and PFLAG Peel Region is one of the chapters.

To learn more about Pflag Peel Region visit www.pflagpeelregion.ca

QTBIPOC sauga - July 9

  • ​July 1: We are happy to be partnering with ScrapFest to present Ishq: A Queer and Trans Love Letter, an online celebration of #MuslimPride, featuring a number of queer and trans Muslim artists from Peel.
  • July 9: We are hosting a watch party of Disclosure
  • July 11: We are hosting a virtual mini picnic
  • QTBIPOC sauga is launching a QTBIPOC penpal program to build connections and bring back the joy of sending/receiving mail.
  • Every week in July, QTBIPOC sauga is celebrating QTBIPOC folks from across Peel on our instagram page
  • To learn more, visit our social media platforms: Facebook: QTBIPOC sauga / Instagram: @qtbipocsauga

QTBIPOC sauga is a grassroots gathering of queer and trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities from across Peel. Since 2016, QTBIPOC sauga has hosted meetups, panels and arts events, has collaborated with community groups, and engaged in advocacy. QTBIPOC sauga remains an unfunded grassroots space pushing for real change for QTBIPOC communities locally. To learn more about QTBIPOC sauga visit www.qtbipocsauga.ca

Rainbow Sauga Alliance

​Rainbow Sauga Alliance is the host organization for Mississauga Pride and looks forward to bringing a full calendar of events in July, including virtual mix and mingles, workshops and panels Queer artists, LGBTQ2S+ virtual fitness sessions, movie nights, and a whole lot more! For more information visit www.mississaugapride.ca or Rainbow Sauga Alliance on Facebook.

Rainbow Sauga Alliance, is an organization focused on building the LGBTQ2S+ community in Mississauga. We do that by celebrating Pride, creating safer spaces to build connections, and working with stakeholders to advance the National Action Plan on LGBTQ2S+ Human Rights. To learn more about Rainbow Sauga Alliance visit www.rainbowsauga.ca

The Festival of Literary Diversity

​The FOLD Foundation celebrates diverse authors and storytellers at festivals and events based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. By providing unique opportunities that center underrepresented storytellers – emerging and established – the Festival of Literary Diversity has transformed Canada’s literary scene and continues to have an impact on programming around the world by providing a place where authors from marginalized communities speak as experts not only in the identities that impact their everyday lives, but as experts in the craft of writing.

To learn more about the FOLD Foundation visit https://thefoldcanada.org

Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga

The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga is a Welcoming Congregation. This means that we work to foster acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgendered persons of all colours, races and ethnicities, both within our congregation and in society at large. UCM earned a designation from Peel Regional as a “Safe Place”. The program partners provides a secure location for victims in the LGBTQ+ community to report a hate-motivated crime or incident and to get the assistance they need, with compassion and dignity. Unitarian Lay Chaplains create and perform rites of passage, including weddings, child dedications, and memorial services. Our Lay Chaplain, Collette Dowhaniuk, is pleased to provide this outreach service to people who want a religious or spiritual ceremony.

To learn more about Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga visit https://uucm.ca/

WellFort Community Health Services

​WellFort CHS is a proud member of the “2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative” Rainbow Salad and this year is supporting www.rainbowsalad.ca Pride events!

WellFort is a non-profit organization that provides primary care and oral health care, with a focus on illness prevention, health promotion and community development. All the work we do a WellFort contributes to our VISION: Building a Healthier Community Where Everyone Belongs. As a Community Health Centre, we serve everyone with a specific emphasis on marginalized communities, low income families and individuals, refuges, newcomers, non-insure individuals, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, seniors living in isolation, folks experiencing homelessness and or a risk of homelessness. Members of the WellFort family include Bramalea Community Health Centre, Four Corners Health Centre, Bloom Clinic, Diabetes Education Program, and Health n' Smiles. WellFort is committed to providing inclusive, accessible and sustainable care. Offering a variety of programs and services to our diversely rich communities.
 
To learn more about Wellford visit www.wellfort.ca

Moyo Health & Community Services – July 4 – 25th

​Ebony Pride - July 4 2020 at 1PM - 3PM

  • Join us virtually for EBONY PRIDE 2020 our African, Caribbean and Black LGBTQ+ Chosen Family Celebration!
    o Featuring DJ ChanL MarshL (IG: @chanlmarshl)
  • We will have Drag King and Queen performers, community speakers, lots of prizes and giveaways!! Tune into the Zoom & Facebook livestream of the event on
    https://www.rainbowsalad.ca/event/ebony-pride-2020/
Championing Spaces – July 14 at 6PM - 8PM
  • A space for individuals who identify as Two Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, etc... in Peel Region to explore their social health needs through conversation, art, and activity.
  • We’ve lined up some fantastic advocates and community workers. Not to be missed!
  • Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/championing-spaces-tickets-110826436856
GTA Pride – July 25 at 7PM - 9PM
  • It’s Pride SZN in Peel and we're here to get down with some of the coolest cats in town.
  • This year, the 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative of Peel (all 13 of us) in a first, brings the biggest queer dance party to the region.
  • Check out the line-up! We searched high and low to center some of the QTBIPOC gems among us.
  • So grab your pride gear (we got you), grab your devices and lets party! You just might be one of the lucky 10 to win a gift card!
  • Registration: https://gtapride.eventbrite.com/
South Asian Pride Network – July 25 at TBD
  • Desi, Spice and Everything Nice!
  • Keep your eyes and ears open, we’re still finalizing the details.
  • This year we will be centering voices from across the South Asian community.
  • There will be entertainment, laughter, and community connection from around the GTA.

For over two decades, Moyo HCS (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.

To learn more visit www.rainbowsalad.ca

*Pride in the Square (Virtual Edition) - July 5

​Brampton’s 3rd annual Pride in the Square features an exciting lineup of online entertainment, including:

  • 2 PM – Drag Storytime with Fay & Fluffy (Facebook Live)
  • 3 PM – A Pride Garden Party, hosted by CANVAS Arts Action Programs (Facebook Live)
  • 6 PM – “I” is for Inclusion Improv Activity, hosted by Katrina Gibson (Facebook Live)
  • 7 PM – Live performance by Chris Ning with Alan Kulka (Facebook Live & Instagram Live)
  • 8 PM – Pride After Party on Instagram Live with DJ Ace Dillinger (Instagram Live)

All hosted on @GardenSquareBrampton Facebook and Instagram
To learn more about Pride in the Square click here

Garden Square gratefully acknowledges Pride in the Square, Virtual Edition Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank.

*Culture Brampton - July 8

Hear uplifting and powerful messages from artists, entrepreneurs, community builders, activists, and more at the Inspirational Youth Speakers Series: a space for youth to come together, engage, and get connected.

For Pride week in Peel the series presents Brandon Ash-Mohammed, who recently appeared as part of the lineup of the 19th annual We’re Funny That Way live special on CBC Gem, a one-hour event celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community.
 
Tune in at 7 PM on @culturebrampton Instagram Live.

*This is Brampton: Live Online – July 9

Presented by The Rose Brampton, this week’s This is Brampton: Live Online features IAMREBELWILL. Already making his mark opening for pop powerhouses Azealia Banks, Jaquees, & Tinashe, IAMREBELWILL's music is a soundtrack for modernity addressing sexuality, sexual fluidity, identity & equality. Curated by BVO Sessions #TheRoseAtHome

Tune in at 7:30PM @therosebrampton Facebook Live
 
This is Brampton: Live Online, featuring weekly concerts via social media, supports local artists by providing a platform and professional artist fees. The performance series, presented by The Rose, is bringing Brampton to the world. Thus far, it has received over 20,000 views, and welcomed audiences from every continent. The Rose gratefully acknowledges This is Brampton: Live Online Presenting Sponsor, Algoma University.

Additional Information

​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.

​Contact​

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

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