Monday June 1, 12:00am
until Tuesday June 30
Show your pride and solidarity this year by celebrating virtually with your family and friends! Although COVID-19 has us social distancing, there are still many on-line Pride events that you can participate in.
Join the virtual Pride Parade on June 28 at 2 pm online! Register here to participate.
Find more online Pride events on the Pride Toronto website.
The following is a message is from AMAPCEO LGBTQ+ Caucus chair, Patrick Roncal.
“The OPS Pride Network is using this time of isolation to reach out to their membership. Their website is full of resources and information about how you can get involved.
The OPS Pride Network wants to reach members who are outside the GTA. They are currently looking for Regional Operations Leads form all over Ontario. This is a role on the OPN Executive Team that helps unites the province and represent the various geographical parts of Ontario, and helps to organize and promote OPN events and activities in their regions. We are also looking for City Specific Coordinators who would help coordinate activities in their location with the full support of the OPN Executive Team.
If you’re interested, please sign up at the OPS Pride Network website. For more information on the Regional Operations Lead or the City Specific Coordinator roles, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Pride Month Profile
James Leo (Jim) Egan, born in Toronto, was an activist, writer who went on to become one of the first openly gay politicians to serve in Canada. In the late 1980s, Egan challenged the Government of Canada to receive spousal benefits for his partner, Jack Nesbit. Their case would ensure that sexual orientation is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – a landmark victory for the LGBTQ2 community.
After his death, Egan is remembered in Heritage Minutes, the popular 60-second short films that spotlight important people and moments in Canadian History.
Watch Jim Egan’s Heritage Minutes video »