Camrose Pride Community was started from a gathering of parents, school counsellors, social agencies, professionals and community members who wanted to explore the supports for those on the 2SLGBTQ+ spectrum in Camrose and area. From those early beginnings in April 2015, Camrose Pride Community has grown and developed through the active involvement of a wide age range of committed 2SLGBTQ+ members and allies.
Camrose Pride Community eventually attained non-profit society status, and is led by a core Volunteer Board. Currently it is led by: Nikki F. (Chair), Jessica D. (Acting Secretary), Candy M. (Treasurer), Stephen M.C. (Member-at-Large), Sam K. (Member-at-Large – Youth Council).
The Camrose Pride Community is also advised and supported by The altView Foundation whose mission is to build diverse pro-queer and pro-trans communities in Alberta through advocacy, education, empowerment, collaboration and the arts.
Numerous events, such as a Community BBQ and All Ages Dance Parties, Pride in the Park, raising of the Pride Flag, Queer Art workshops & art show, Pride Hikes, and in collaboration with Augustana Queers and Allies (AQUA) activities for Pride Week, have been hosted successfully to reach out to the wider community.
Camrose Pride Community has two regular monthly meetings: a Family and Friends Support group on the first Wednesday of the month, and a Sharing and Planning meeting on the second Monday of the month. We then plan one-off events as often as we can throughout the year.
The Camrose Pride Community creates safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ2S+ people and allies in Camrose and area by hosting events, providing education and fostering collaborations.
Everyone is welcome to join us in our efforts to address oppression and marginalization of gender and sexual minorities in Camrose. Together, we believe all of us have the right to exist and live as we are, without fear of prejudice and violence.
To learn more about us or join us you can can contact our Chair, Nikki, via our Contact Page or email at CamrosePrideCommunity@gmail.com