Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Pride Organizers • Ressources pour les organisateurs de la fierté

Disclaimer: Fierté Canada Pride is not a legal or medical authority and does not provide legal, clinical, or medical advice. All information shared here comes from 3rd party sources and may be inaccurate or become out-of-date as new information becomes available. Fierté Canada Pride encourages individuals and organizations to refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial or regional health authorities, and the World Health Organization (WHO) for advice and information.

Fierté Canada Pride is currently monitoring the ongoing developments around COVID-19, the global responses by all governments, and the impact it is having on our communities.

The increasing spread of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a major impact on our 2SLGBTQIA+ communities including Pride events across Canada in 2020. Fierté Canada Pride is supporting its members by providing resources, sharing guidance, and collating information. FCP is also relying on and referring to resources being created/shared by its partner organizations including InterPride and the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) who have already developed several resources.

We recommend that all Pride organizers have contingency plans in place should there be a need to postpone or cancel their events, and also consider the impact that public concern about COVID-19 may have on volunteer recruitment, tourism, travel, and other factors.

Please contact Fierté Canada Pride to let us know if you are planning to cancel or postpone your upcoming pride festival.

Latest Updates


News – Prime Minister of Canada
Nouvelles – Premier Ministre du Canada

Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19
Informations pour les bénéficiaires de subventions et contributions de Patrimoine canadien relatives à la COVID-19

March 18, 2020 – Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
18 mars 2020 – Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19

March 17, 2020 – Winnipeg Pride & Fierté Canada Pride Festival Update

March 14, 2020 – COVID-19 Update from Canada’s Regional Development Agencies
14 mars 2020 – COVID-19 Mise à jour – Agences de développement régional

March 13, 2020 – Letter from the Minister of Canadian Heritage
13 mars 2020 – Lettre de la ministre du Patrimoine canadien

Facebook Support Groups for Pride Organizers

COVID-19 Facebook Group for Pride Organisers
A private Facebook Group for Pride organizers looking to discuss COVID-19 has been created. This group is specific to this topic and is open to any InterPride member organization. The request is to limit each member to only one or two representatives to avoid overcrowding the group. You must answer the membership questions upon requesting to join or your request will be denied.
Request to Join the COVID-19 Facebook Group:

FCP Leadership Support Facebook Group
All Fierté Canada Pride Members are invited to join this group, a general space for all current FCP Member organizations to gather to share ideas and discuss topics, including COVID-19. You must answer the membership questions upon requesting to join or your request may be denied.
Request to Join the FCP Facebook Group here:


Developing Your COVID-19 Public Affairs Action Plan Webinar

Presented By: SUMMA Strategies
When: Monday, March 23rd @ 2:00PM EST and again on Tuesday March 24th @3:00PM EST.
Speakers: Not listed
Description: Our Developing a COVID-19 Public Affairs Action Plan webinar will provide:
Strategic insight and intelligence on government direction, and advice on how stakeholders can engage in this new environment;
Fresh public opinion data looking at the mood of the nation on COVID-19, with some industry specific information that can shape public affairs asks;
Guidance on how to best communicate your message to the government amidst COVID-19 and advice on sharing your story with key decision makers.

Registration: [EN]


COVID-19 (Destination Canada)

Presented by: Destination Canada
When: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Speakers: David Robinson, Interim President & CEO and other members of Destination Canada’s senior team; Business Development Bank of Canada; Parks Canada; Tourism Industry Association of Canada; and Tourism HR Canada.
Description: We know the tourism sector is facing uncertain times. We know that you are concerned about your business and day-to-day operations. We are too and we are here to help where we can.

We also know that our tourism sector has the ability to pull together as a team and face challenges with heart. Now more than ever, we must leverage the power of Team Canada to face this truly unprecedented challenge.

So, we are inviting you to a Visitor Economy webinar to share what Destination Canada knows, our approach moving forward and will provide information on federal support initiatives.


Building business, and fuelling the engine through crisis

Presented by:
When: Postponed to: Wed. Apr 8, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Speakers: Carol Bartlett- She/Her, CEO, Sales Strategist

There are 2 things that CEOs must focus on during a time of business interruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. We know an economic contraction is coming and in the face of this crisis, how can companies THRIVE? In times like these, the easy path to take is to get caught up in the negative energy. Yes, things are tough right now, however, there will be companies that thrive despite the constraints. Constraints can be used to your advantage with the right vision, drive and system.

In this seminar, we will share a system that can be leveraged to make a quantum leap. The fuel for your business are people in companies who have problems that need solutions. The issue for you is that most of these people do not know that you exist. This is the problem that you face.

In this seminar, we will share with you a system for bridging the gap from being an unknown entity to awareness. Prospecting with results. In this seminar, Carol will provide a real system that companies can use to generate revenue growth now. The seminar is delivered with interaction and questions throughout, and has a worksheet.

Note: This webinar was previously scheduled to take place on Tues. March 24 and was postponed to Wed. April 8, 2020.

Registration: [EN]

Pride to Pride: Supports & Resources

InterPride: COVID-19 & Prides

InterPride & EPOA: COVID-19: Impacts for Pride Organisations
Slides: [EN]

Links & Resources from CGLCC: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 and Pride: What You Need to Plan and Do (Based on Webinar from EPOA & InterPride)

Confirmed changes to Pride Events due to COVID-19 (Global)
EPOA is maintaining a database and map of known changes to 2SLGBTQIA+ events globally. This information is collected and managed by EPOA based on research and voluntary submissions of information. To submit information about a cancelled or postponed event, please email:
Access the database of postponed or cancelled Pride Events:
Access the world map of postponed or cancelled Pride Events:

Coronavirus – European Pride Organisers Association

San Diego Pride: COVID-19 LGBTQ Community Resources & Support

COVID-19: Remote Work and Wellbeing Resources for LGBTI Communities (ILGA World – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association)

Looking out for each other at the time of COVID-19: We are stronger together! (ILGA World – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Select Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada
Agence de la santé publique du Canada

Community based measures to mitigate spread of COVID-19
Mesures communautaires de santé publique pour atténuer la propagation des maladies à coronavirus (COVID-19) au Canada

Decision-making guidance for mass gatherings from the Public Health Agency of Canada
Rassemblements de masse pendant l’éclosion mondiale du COVID-19 : Comment prendre des décisions éclairées en fonction des risques

Current Travel Health Notices
Maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19) : Conseils aux voyageurs

World Health Organization Updates

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
Flambée de maladie à coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Provincial Health Updates (Canada)

**Please note: Your Health Region or Health Authority may also have additional information or restrictions**


Alberta Health Services – Novel coronavirus (COVID 19)

Alberta Health Services – Public Health Restrictions (Mass Gatherings & School)

British Columbia

BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19

BC Centre for Disease Control – Event Planning


Government of Manitoba – COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – Coronavirus

New Brunswick Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – Community Preparedness

Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – COVID-19 Information

Northwest Territories

Government of Northwest Territories – Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Nunavut Department of Health – COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


Public Health Ontario – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island – COVID-19


Santé Québec – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Government of Saskatchewan – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Government of Yukon – Information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Yukoners