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As 2022 comes to a close we’d like to acknowledge our achievements this past year. It was a busy year for the Canadian Pride Historical Society with many milestones achieved and foundations laid for our continuous progress on our Pride History Research and Education Projects. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers we have much to celebrate as we go into 2023. 

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It’s that time of year already, we’re starting to hear Christmas songs on the radio and decorations in almost every store imaginable. To join the fun, and maybe show off our new merchandise store, we’ve put together a quick Holiday Gift Guide full of amazing products to give to your family and friends this season.

 Premium Hoodie
This premium eco hoodie is made of organic and recycled materials. With its comfortable fit, front pouch pocket, and double-layered hood, the hoodie is a classic streetwear piece. The perfect piece to keep you toasty warm through the cold Canadian winters. Be an Organization Ambassador and let people know about the research and education efforts done by CPHS. Available in Black or White.


Leather Shoulder Bag
Made with high-grade leather, this custom shoulder bag comes packed with both style and durability. It is spacious, comfortable and can accommodate your ideas in crisp detail. Perfect for school, the office, or just your everyday bag. Also available in two sizes to accommodate your laptop needs.

Is it even a Canadian Holiday Gift Guide without a nice toque? This organic toque is stylish, practical, and eco-friendly, making it an absolute must-have. Thanks to its breathable lightweight fabric, you can wear it both indoors and outdoors. This crisp black, cuffed beanie look will have people asking about CPHS. Perfect for your on-the-go friend, needing something to keep them toasty while out and about.

Enamel Mug
Whether you’re planning your next camping trip, or just wanting to cozy up by the fire with a cup of coco, this is the mug to add to your cabinet. It’s lightweight, durable and multifunctional. Use it for your favorite beverage or a hot meal and attach it to your bag for easy access on a hike. Give it to the outdoors fan in your life this holiday season.

Round Pins
THE staple flair item to customize your denim jackets or school bag! A pin is no ordinary accessory—it’s a globally-recognized statement piece for showing opinions on subjects that matter. These Tecre brand pins feature a steel inner shell, pinned magnetic metal backing, and glossy mylar/UV cover for durability. Available in 4 different sizes to suit your needs, plus 10 packs are available as a great stocking stuffer!

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This November 29th is recognized as the biggest charitable movement in the world, also known as GivingTuesday. It was established in 2012 with the simple notion of encouraging people to do good deeds such as making someone smile, assist a neighbour or stranger, show up for a cause that matters to them, or donate some of what they have to those in need. It has developed into a worldwide movement over the last nine years, empowering individuals and groups to change their neighbourhoods and the entire planet.

This year, we have two goals for GivingTuesday: volunteer recruitment and monetary donations. In the last year, our team has almost doubled! With that, we’ve been able to scale up some of our research projects, but the more we take on, the more support we need to complete the tasks

Volunteer with the Canadian Pride Historical Society

We are actively seeking volunteers to assist us with documenting the Pride Movement in Canada and leading various functions of the society. We are committed to ensuring our Board of Directors and supporting volunteer base are made up of a diverse group of individuals. We encourage the following groups to get involved with the CPHS:

  • Residents of British Columbia, Northern Canada, Quebec and the Atlantic Coast
  • Trans Identified
  • Non-Binary Identified
  • Female Identified
  • People aged 40+
  • French-speaking or other languages spoken besides English
  • Persons with a disability

We are actively recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

  • Bilingual Education Coordinator
    The Education Coordinator is responsible for creating educational materials on the history of the Pride Movement in Canada.
  • Translation Coordinator
    Translation Coordinator is responsible for interpreting written and audio pieces in different languages, making sure to maintain their original meaning, format and tone. Looking for English to French or English to Indigenous.
  • Website Coordinator
    The Website Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the building and maintenance of the Canadian Pride Historical Society (CPHS) website.
  • Data Entry Coordinator
    Responsible for entering in historical research data into the Pride Information Management System (PIMS).
  • Indigenous Research Coordinator
    The Indigenous Research Coordinator is responsible for assisting with pride research initiatives, data, and records for Indigenous Communities.
  • Executive Assistant
    The Executive Assistant will provide administrative and operational support to the Executive of the CPHS.

Apply for a Volunteer Position HERE!

Donation to the Canadian Pride Historical Society

Last year, we successfully launched the Manitoba Research and Education Plan, this year we will be continuing our Research and Education projects, breaking into the Alberta and British Columbia regions. Monetary donations allow us to continue this work, growing a GSRD archive of Canadian history.

Research Project
Our research teams are currently working in Alberta on Calgary and various smaller communities throughout the province and have started their research into BC with Vancouver. Additionally, we are in the process of cleaning up our Pride Information Management System (PIMS), including translating existing data into French. Throughout 2023 we plan to launch our research results for Alberta and begin the oral history project in Manitoba.

Education Project
Our education team is working on developing small 2–3-minute educational videos on our national pride topics as well as an educational browser video game. We are also working on developing a French listing of educational resources that mirror our current English educational resource offerings on our website. Throughout 2023 we plan to launch our education materials for Alberta and publish our educational browser video game and educational videos.

Donate HERE!


CPHS Merch is now available for purchase!

Our store features various items from t-shirts, hoodies, and hats to home items and accessories such as bags and mugs. In addition, we will be adding new items in the future so be sure to check back often.

Every purchase supports our organization and assists us in our preservation of Pride history in Canada.

Shop now for your favourite CPHS swag or make someone smile with a gift from the CPHS Merchandise Store.

Please note that we only ship items to Canadian addresses.

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This past summer our Chair and CEO Jonathan Niemczak provided a virtual lunch and learn presentation to Red River College Polytech and Norton Rose Fulbright law firm on the history of the Pride Movement in Canada. The presentation covered the various national events throughout Canada from the 1950s to the 1980s that were pivotal to the national Pride Movement as well as an overview of how the term Two-Spirit came to be and further resources for people to explore the Canadian Pride Movement.

If your organization would be interested in having Jonathan present to your organization and provide them with a greater understanding of why we have Pride, please contact us at [email protected].

Thanks to our generous donors

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for supporting the CPHS and our efforts by providing a combined donation amount of $4,750.

Thanks to these three organizations, the CPHS can continue our mission of connecting people to the history of the Pride Movement in Canada through storytelling and promoting an understanding of why we have Pride.

If your organization would like to support the CPHS via a donation, please contact us at [email protected]

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