April 29, 2016 – September 24, 2016 all day
Across Ontario
Pride 2016 @ Across Ontario

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.


Location Website Dates
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
Kingston kingstonpride.ca June 18
Durham pridedurham.com June 1 – June 5
Timmins timminspride.com June 6 – June 11
Barrie barriepride.ca June 11
Thunder Bay thunderpride.ca June 11-18
York Pride yorkpridefest.com June 11-19
Hamilton pridehamilton.ca June 18
Brantford brantfordpride.ca June 13 – 18
Pride Parade
pridetoronto.com / facebook June 24 – July 3

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
Brockville brockvillepride.weebly.com/ TBA (mid-July)
Peel peelpride.ca July 11 – July 16
London pridelondon.ca July 14-24
Simcoe County simcoepride.com July 28-Aug 6
Windsor-Essex wepridefest.com August 3 – August 7
Ottawa capitalpride.ca August 15-21
Chatham-Kent pride-ck.com TBA
Peterborough peterboroughpride.ca September 17-24