Happy Pride Month from CTN!

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Across Canada, June is a month to celebrate Pride. At CTN, we believe that building brighter futures together includes everyone and we are focused on the goal of infusing equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility in all that we do so everyone can feel a sense of community and belonging.

Pride is observed in the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York, which sparked the gay rights movement in 1969. Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ communities, including individuals within our network, the children, youth and families we serve, along with friends and family in our own personal lives.  

It can also be a time to learn what it means to be an ally by recognizing privileges and questioning our inherent biases. We encourage you to take a moment to learn more about LGBTQ2S+ communities, the discrimination, and barriers they face as well as their incredible contributions to Canada. By celebrating diversity and inclusion, we help to create an environment where everyone can be their true selves. CTN commits to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive space, that reduces barriers and celebrates the diversity of all our unique and wonderful differences.

If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to check out the resources below that contain information about how Pride is being celebrated in our local communities and to assist with conversations at home and at work that support year-round acceptance and belonging.

11 Ways to Be a Respectful LGBTQ2S+ Ally
York Region Pride
Barrie Pride
Pride Toronto
30 LGBTQS2+ Kids Books
Books to Read to Your Kids in Honour of Pride

Over the month, please follow along on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and our website as we share resources and stories.