FCP's Councils • Les Conseils de FCP

Councils are independent groups of individuals who are interested in providing feedback to FCP about meaningful inclusion of marginalized communities | Les Conseils sont des groupes d'individus indépendants qui souhaitent fournir des commentaires au FCP sur l'inclusion significative des communautés marginalisées

Fierté Canada Pride has four Leadership Councils, each representing a part of our community that is not well-represented within the Pride movement, and which are often marginalized within Pride spaces. These Councils exist to inspire and promote the voices of those individuals, and to advise FCP’s Board of Directors on its decisions and work accordingly. The Board’s decision-making process states that no major decision is voted on by the FCP Board of Directors without meaningful Council engagement. Each Council is self-governed and adopts its own decision making, membership, and communication processes, and has an Ambassador who is the key liaison between the Board of Directors and the Councils.

Fierté Canada Pride compte quatre Conseils de leadership, chacun représentant une partie de notre communauté qui n’est pas bien représentée au sein du mouvement Pride, et qui sont souvent marginalisés dans les espaces Fiertés. Ces Conseils existent pour inspirer et promouvoir les voix de ces personnes, et pour conseiller le CA du FCP sur ses décisions et travailler en conséquence. Le processus décisionnel du Conseil d’administration stipule qu’aucune décision majeure n’est votée par le Conseil d’administration du FCP sans un engagement significatif des Conseils consultatifs. Chaque Conseil est autogéré et adopte ses propres processus de prise de décision, d’adhésion et de communication, et nomme un.e ambassadeurice qui assure la liaison entre le CA du FCP et les Conseils.

Chrissy Taylor

Chrissy Taylor

Angry Flamingos Ambassador

Chrissy Taylor is a white, non-binary, queer settler originally from Northern Ireland and has been living on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsiell Wauthuth nations (Vancouver, BC) for the last 15 years. They are currently a co-chair of the InterPride Solidarity committee, which provides grants to emerging queer organizations, primarily in the global south and east. Chrissy worked for many years in health equity research with sex workers and folks living with HIV and is currently working at Trans Care BC as a health navigator while completing a Masters in Counseling. Chrissy is passionate about hearing peoples’ stories, increasing accessibility, social and health justice, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and anti-colonial practices. Chrissy uses they/them pronouns, loves to cook and whittle spoons.

 

Caen Squires

Caen Squires

Angry Flamingos Ambassador

Caen Squires is a recently appointed Ambassador to the Angry Flamingos Council of FCP. They are a Director of Fierté Fredericton Pride which, in gratitude, does its work on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples, colonially known as Fredericton, New Brunswick. Caen identifies as a white settler, a non-binary/gender non-conforming Queer and uses they/them pronouns.Caen has experience in community engagement and capacity building, working primarily with non-profit organizations, community groups and student led initiatives; they hold a Diploma in Graphic Design as well as a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, with a focus on Queering Educational practice.

Steve Bastien

Steve Bastien

BPOC Ambassador

Steve est bachelier en travail social et œuvre dans ce domaine depuis plus de vingt ans. Des études en anthropologie et en art dramatique complètent sa formation. Intervenant psychosocial dans un collège depuis une quinzaine d’années, Steve a en plus de l’intervention individuelle et de groupe, a travaillé au sein du milieu communautaire dans les domaines de l’éducation populaire des adultes, l’accueil des personnes immigrantes et de la prévention des ITSS et du VIH-SIDA. Sa pratique professionnelle ainsi que son implication sociale au sein des communautés 2SLGBTQ+, des groupes noir, racisés et des jeunes le convainquent que le dialogue, le respect, l’écoute et les arts, au-delà de nos diverses identités et appartenances nous rendent plus semblables que différents.

Kiel Hughes

Kiel Hughes

BPOC Ambassador

My name is Kiel, pronounced like Kiel just spelt differently ; my name is my pronoun. I am trying to be the difference I wish to see in the world. It isn’t easy to navigate society as a Queer, Black person who happens to also be a drag queen but I’m doing what I can not just for the community but also myself. I look forward to working with the members of the BPOC Council, the other Councils as well as the FCP Board.

 

Jordy Ironstar

Jordy Ironstar

2Spirit Ambassador

Jordy Ironstar is a Two Spirit Nakoda Oyadé and member of Céǧa K’ína First Nation. Jordy lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Treaty 6 Territories) where he works an a Peer Support Worker for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth with OutSaskatoon. Jordy sits on the Board of Directors for; Saskatoon Pride, AFOA SK, and Co-Chair of All Nations Hope.
Beyond work life, Jordy is a beadwork artist and hopes expand his skills on Indigenous art forms.
Lisa Trefzger Clarke

Lisa Trefzger Clarke

Women's Council Co-Ambassador

Lisa Trefzger Clarke is a queer, first generation settler from Germany, mother, and anti-gender based violence educator. She has worked in anti-violence work, non-profit research, communications, education, feminist activism and community development for over 20 years. Her interests include violence against women, gender based violence, developmental disabilities, public education, decolonization, 2SLGBTQ+ and youth engagement and empowerment.Lisa is a graduate of the Masters of Adult Education and Community Development program at St. Francis Xavier University, researching public and feminist pedagogies, social justice education and transformative learning. Her original research explored the learning experiences of feminist public educators when facilitating conversations about consent and gender based violence.

Julie Nobert DeMarchi

Julie Nobert DeMarchi

Women's Council Co-Ambassador

Julie Nobert DeMarchi (she/her/elle) is originally from Hull, Quebec but has grown up in Timmins, Ontario in Treaty 9 Territory.  She is a partner, a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4 and a foster parent to many youth as well as a parent to many pups over the years.

 

She has over 25 year’s experience in non-profit management both in publicly funded and government funded agencies and is currently the Executive Director of a violence against women agency.  She is passionate about giving back and helping to make a difference. Volunteering makes her heart full; from youth and adult sports, cadet corps, health coalitions, festivals and events, fundraisers, advocacy work, political committees, local and national pride committees and local provincial and national women’s organizations.

 

One of her guiding principles is share in the following quote “Always be kind.  If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them.  If you see someone being ignored, find a way to include them.  If someone has been knocked down, lift them up.  Always remind people of their worth.  Be who you needed when you were going through hard times.  One small act could mean the world to them. – author unknown”

Angry Flamingo Council

This Council represents trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people’s perspectives about and within the Pride movement.

Flamant Rose en Colère

Ce Conseil représente les points de vue des personnes trans, non-binaires et de genre divers à propos et au sein du mouvement Fierté.

2Spirit Council

This Council represents 2Spirit/Indigenous LGBTQ+ people

Conseil 2Spirit (bispirituel.les)

Ce Conseil représente les personnes LGBTQ+ autochtones et les personnes 2Spirit / bispirituel.les

BPOC Council

This Council represents Black and People of Colour

Conseil BPOC (Noir et personnes de couleur)

Ce Conseil représente les personnes Noir et les personnes de couleur

Women’s Council

This Council represents women and feminine-of-center individuals within the Pride movement.

Conseil des femmes

Ce Conseil représente les femmes et les individus féminins au sein du mouvement Fiertés.

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