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Pride 2018

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 2018 a summer of CUPE pride.

Find Your 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 Pride
April 28 – May 14


Elliot Lake
May 25 – May 27

Pride Chatham-Kent

Tri-Pride: Cambridge* Kitchener* Waterloo

Pride Haldimand-Norfolk
May 26


Pride Durham
June 1 – June 3

Pride Niagara
June 2 – June 9

Halton Pride

Belleville Pride
June 3 – June 9

Brockville Pride
June 4 – June 9

Timmins Pride
June 4 – June 9

Stratford Pride
June 4 – June 10

Barrie Pride
June 8 – June 10

Thunder Pride
June 9 – June 16

York Pride
June 9 – June 18

Brantford Pride
June 11 – June 16

Pride Toronto
June 15 – June 24

Kingston Pride
June 16

Oxford Pride
June 16

Pride Hamilton
June 17

Kenora Pride
June 22 – June 24

Kincardine Pride
June 23


Peel Pride

North Bay Pride
July 18 – July 21

Sudbury Pride
July 10 – July 16

London Pride
July 19 – July 29

Muskoka Pride
July 20 – July 29

Simcoe Pride
July 30 – August 12


Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
August 8 – 12

Capital Pride Ottawa
August 20 – August 26


Peterborough Pride
September 14 – September 23