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
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.
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Keeping Connections for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (15 - 17) - Online
This monthly social group gives youth the opportunity to apply skills related to good sportsmanship by discussing recent social experiences, and playing collaborative games, in an informative and social atmosphere.
City of Barrie - Funnastics Preschool aged - Barrie
Sensory aware gymnasium drop-in space that gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to play and try out gymnastics in a safe and fun envoirnment.
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