CUPE Ontario has a proud tradition of fighting for equality for all members, and as a union we have pioneered many advances in LGBTQ rights.
Our union was the first in Canada to use collective bargaining to advance LGBTQ rights. We challenged the definition of “spouse” in court and won, opening the door for same-sex spousal benefits for all Canadians. We supported member Martine Stonehouse in her landmark case that resulted in gender reassignment surgery being relisted by OHIP. And we actively campaign for legislation such as “Toby’s Law,” which extends human rights protection to transgender people.
Through political action and collective bargaining, our union has made important strides for LGBTQ rights for our workers, our communities and for everyone in Canada. It is a tradition we are continuing, and we encourage all members to participate in your local pride events and make 2016 a summer of CUPE pride.
CUPE Ontario members participate in Pride events all over the province.
Use the calendar below to find an event near you. We will update the calendar as information becomes available.
|Guelph||guelphpride.com||April 29-May 8|
|Elliot Lake Pride||elpride.ca||May 27-29|
|Pride Niagara (St. Catharines)||prideniagara.com||May 28-June 4|
|Durham||pridedurham.com||June 1 – June 5|
|Timmins||timminspride.com||June 6 – June 11|
|Thunder Bay||thunderpride.ca||June 11-18|
|York Pride||yorkpridefest.com||June 11-19|
|Brantford||brantfordpride.ca||June 13 – 18|
|pridetoronto.com / facebook||June 24 – July 3
|Toronto -Trans Pride||Trans March / facebook||July 1|
|Toronto – Dyke March||Dyke March||July 2|
|Belleville||bellevillepride.ca||July 16 – July 23|
|Sudbury||sudburypride.com||July 18 – July 23|
|Muskoka||muskokapride.com||July 15 – July 24|
|Peel||peelpride.ca||July 11 – July 16|
|Simcoe County||simcoepride.com||July 28-Aug 6|
|Windsor-Essex||wepridefest.com||August 3 – August 7|