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Welcome Message

I’m delighted to welcome you to the Canadian Pride Historical Society website. We are a non-profit organization that is on a mission to document and record the history of the Pride Movement in Canada and to educate all Canadians on the impact the Pride Movement has had on our gender, sexual, and relationship diverse community.

I invite you to browse our website to learn more about our organization and the Canadian Pride Movement. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and comments.

Best regards,

Jonathan Niemczak

Chair & CEO




How you can help

Documenting the Pride Movement in Canada is no easy task. Hearing the stories and perspectives of those who have gone before us is essential to knowing where we are and illuminating where we need to go.

A donation is a great way to support the work we are doing. Your contribution will help to preserve the history of our movement for future generations.

Our Work

Written Record

A website will be launched that will host historical ‘Pride Profiles’ for the various Prides across Canada. These profiles will contain a summary of the Pride organization including major milestones, accomplishments, and challenges faced.

Oral Stories

Interviews will be conducted with individuals who were at the first Pride celebrations across Canada. The hope is to capture the moment and “spark” of the creation of Canadian Prides, as well as hearing from individuals who had major impacts on their Pride from the founding to the present. The plan is to curate these recordings into short audio documentaries to provide a podcast-type experience. These recordings will be made available on the CPHS website.

Physical Exhibit

The CPHS plans to create “roadshow exhibits” to bring the written records and oral stories directly to communities across Canada for individuals to experience in person. The CPHS plans to work with Pride organizations to set up the exhibit at their festival. Outside of Prides, the CPHS plans to make the exhibit available to other organizations and institutions that wish to showcase the exhibit in their community.

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