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 All information shared here comes from 3rd party sources and may be inaccurate or become out-of-date as new information becomes available.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.
Veuillez contacter Fierté Canada Pride pour nous faire savoir si vous avez l’intention d’annuler ou de reporter votre prochain festival de la fierté.
Have a COVID-19 resource or update to share with pride organizers?
Vous avez une ressource ou une mise à jour de COVID-19 à partager avec les organisateurs de la fierté ?
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
May 2, 2020 – Winnipeg Pride & Fierté Canada Pride Festival Postponed to 2022
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 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:
Pride to Pride: Supports & Resources
InterPride: COVID-19 & Prides
InterPride & EPOA: COVID-19: Impacts for Pride Organisations
Slides: [EN] http://epoa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Webinar.pdf
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: email@example.com
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)
COVID-19 Considerations for a Trauma Informed Response for Work Settings (Organizations/Schools/Clinics)
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)
BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19
BC Centre for Disease Control – Event Planning
Government of Manitoba – COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus
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
Government of Northwest Territories – Health and Social Services
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