Contact Us

Fierté Canada Pride is a national association of Pride organizations in Canada. Our board, staff, and ambassadors are located across the country. You can reach us by email or using the contact form on this page.

Send a Direct Email:
To contact any board member or staff directly, simply use their first name followed by @fiertecanadapride.org.

eg: dana@fiertecanadapride.org

Mailing Address
Attn: Fierté Canada Pride
24 Londra Court
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada • B2W 5A5

Note: While this is our mailing address, our organization has no physical head office.

General Inquiries Email
hello@fiertecanadapride.org

Toll-Free Phone Number
1-833-311-0012

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh

President

Dana Marsh (They/She) is originally from Kamloops, BC, currently lives in Edmonton, AB, and has also lived in Saskatchewan, Ontario, the USA, Australia, and very briefly, Austria a...Read More

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh

President

Dana Marsh (They/She) is originally from Kamloops, BC, currently lives in Edmonton, AB, and has also lived in Saskatchewan, Ontario, the USA, Australia, and very briefly, Austria and Romania. They teach at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Dana loves travelling and has spent time in 30+ countries, and will be spending the summer of 2020 celebrating Pride on a few continents, from rural Alberta to Athens to Budapest to Amsterdam to Montreal.

Alberta
Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Vice-President Governance

Jess is a genderqueer white settler living in K'jipuktuk. They are the parent of an 18-year old and work as a legal coordinator for a large media company, in which they sit on the ...Read More

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Vice-President Governance
Jess is a genderqueer white settler living in K'jipuktuk. They are the parent of an 18-year old and work as a legal coordinator for a large media company, in which they sit on the company's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Jess also uses their skills as a content creator in complement with their training in social media platforms to assist 2SLGBTQ+ community members (small businesses, non-profits, and entertainers) with their online presence. With a passion for live digital content, Jess co-developed an online production model during the onset of the pandemic, which brought both media attention around queer culture and opportunities to develop the skills of other 2SLGBTQ+ community members on an international level. They have previously sat on the boards of Halifax Pride Society, Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, and East Coast Rainbow Softball Association. They also can be recognized by their drag king persona, Pat McCox, winning the titles of Mr. Fall Fest, Mx. Queer Halifax and 2019 Performance of the Year. Jess currently sits on the board of Fierté Canada Pride as Vice President of Governance and is helping to lead the organization through governance and policy restructuring to move to a more council-centred governance model.
You can find them on social media platforms as @JessHFX.
I acknowledge that I am physically located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Our relationship is based on a series of Peace and Friendship treaties between the Mi’kmaq People and the Crown, dating back to 1725. We are all Treaty people.
Nova Scotia
Matt Burke

Matt Burke

Treasurer

Matt Burke (He/Him) is an accountant who has been involved with the pride movement since 2014 first with Halifax Pride and then FCP. When not doing accounting or pride things he ca...Read More

Matt Burke

Matt Burke

Treasurer

Matt Burke (He/Him) is an accountant who has been involved with the pride movement since 2014 first with Halifax Pride and then FCP. When not doing accounting or pride things he can be found training for his next marathon and cycling adventure.

Nova Scotia
Alessandro Iachelli

Alessandro Iachelli

Board Secretary

Born in England and raised globally, Alessandro (He/Him), a queer European immigrant, has travelled extensively. He has always connected to various cultures/communities and seen ...Read More

Alessandro Iachelli

Alessandro Iachelli

Board Secretary
Born in England and raised globally, Alessandro (He/Him), a queer European immigrant, has travelled extensively. He has always connected to various cultures/communities and seen first-hand many of the injustices in the world. With experience in business as well as in volunteer organisations, he has made Vancouver Island his home since June 2015. He is actively involved in various non-profit and community endeavours as he strongly believes in giving back to the community.
As Nanaimo Pride President, Alessandro joined the Board of FCP in February 2020, to serve as Regional Director, bringing administrative, organisational, project management, communications, networking, and interpersonal skills to the role as well as 30 years of community and volunteer involvement. Since then, he has become a strong advocate for underrepresented voices and pride organisations on Vancouver Island and smaller communities across British Columbia while simultaneously promoting FCP at every opportunity. During his tenure, he has been an active FCP Director, serving on the Human Resources and the Communications Committees, and occasionally helping the Governance Committee in the FCP restructuring process over 2020 – 2021. He also stepped up to serve as interim Secretary in October 2020 when the previous incumbent resigned. Since then, in collaboration with the Board, Ambassadors, and staff, he has dedicated numerous hours to helping improve the efficiency and effectiveness of FCP. Over this past year, he attended board and committee meetings scrupulously.
Issues of consequence have given him an opportunity to reflect on his place in society and the privilege afforded as a Caucasian gay cisgender male. Through his involvement with FCP (and Nanaimo Pride) he has met many individuals from marginalised communities who have shared their lived experiences and demonstrated how to be a better ally. Back home, he encouraged the NPS Board to embrace significant changes to bylaws and to prioritise the inclusion of marginalised and underrepresented communities on the Board of Directors and led the effort to recognise our responsibility as a pride organisation to speak out about racism and other issues of importance. He embarked on a mission to build partnerships with community organisations, leaders and stakeholders.
He appreciates participating in the decision-making processes of the FCP and recognizing individual agency in decolonising rigid structures. It is his hope to prioritise engaging with Councils even more and to advancing FCP’s work under a new structure that will lift all voices in the Canadian Pride Movement.
Alessandro has varied interests, such as arts & culture, computers/technology, reading, fashion, cinema, food, news & politics, animals, volunteering & travel. He lives in Nanaimo with his partner, Mike, and their Shiba Inu, Nux.
Land Acknowledgement:
We live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples – Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz'uminus – and pay respect for that privilege. Hay ch qa.

British Columbia
Caen Squires

Caen Squires

Director at Large

Caen Squires is a Director with Fierté Fredericton Pride and an elected Director at Large for Fierté Canada Pride. They identify as a white, non-binary trans- masculine Queer and...Read More

Caen Squires

Caen Squires

Director at Large
Caen Squires is a Director with Fierté Fredericton Pride and an elected Director at Large for Fierté Canada Pride. They identify as a white, non-binary trans- masculine Queer and uses they/them/their pronouns.
Caen has experience in community engagement, capacity building, risk assessment and education/facilitation. A Graphic Designer / Marketing / Branding consultant by trade, they work primarily with non-profit organizations, community groups and student led initiatives. Caen openly engages the public on building 2SLGBTQIA+ capacities and understanding the fundamentals of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; grounded in social justice through anti-oppression / anti- racist / anti-colonial practice, they use their personal experiences in living a Queer life at the intersection of living with Mental Illness to teach and connect. In alignment with their passion for outreach and knowledge transfer, Caen also engages in public discourse around safe/best practices in BDSM relationships and Kink; they co-coordinated monthly Q&A sessions in 2019-2020, prior to the onset of the Covid19 pandemic.
Caen works at the University of New Brunswick as a Tri-Unit Communications Officer for the Human Rights and Positive Environment Office, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, and the Fergusson Foundation. In what spare time they have, they also work on a volunteer basis as a Community Outreach Coordinator for The 203 Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity.
Caen is a graduate student on track to completing a Master’s degree in Adult Education, with a focus on Queering Educational practice, in the summer of 2021.
Land Acknowledgement:
The un-surrendered and unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi'kmaq Peoples of the Wabanaki confederacy - aka Fredericton, New Brunswick.
New Brunswick
Caitlin Hartlen

Caitlin Hartlen

Director at Large

Since leaving her morning show position in Fort Frances and moving to Dryden in 2020, Caitlin (She/her) has taken on a new role with the Dryden Native Friendship Centre, engaging I...Read More

Caitlin Hartlen

Caitlin Hartlen

Director at Large

Since leaving her morning show position in Fort Frances and moving to Dryden in 2020, Caitlin (She/her) has taken on a new role with the Dryden Native Friendship Centre, engaging Indigenous youth in healthy activities and nutrition, while navigating the challenges of delivering social services during a pandemic. She also hosts a queer podcast called Out of Context, launched in 2020. Caitlin is nothing if not passionate about advocacy for the queer community, especially in the realms of inclusion and intersectionality, and is excited to continue her work with Fierté Canada Pride.

Caitlin now lives in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis people of Treaty Three. The Anishinaabe are the original caretakers of this land and called this place Paawidigong, meaning "place of the rapids", which is now known as Dryden.  This land is important to the people of Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake First Nation), Waabigonii Zaaga’igan (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation) as well as the Métis people of the area and the residents of Dryden

Azza Rojbi

Azza Rojbi

Director at Large

Azza (She/Her) is a queer African immigrant and a human rights and social justice activist living on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish a...Read More

Azza Rojbi

Azza Rojbi

Director at Large
Azza (She/Her) is a queer African immigrant and a human rights and social justice activist living on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh nations. She was born in Tunisia and moved with her family to Vancouver in 2010. Azza is a web developer and technology consultant. She is a former board member of Vancouver Pride Society (2014-2020) and currently a member of the Burnaby Pride Working Group. Azza is committed to social justice activism, human rights and the struggle for LGBTQAI2S+ rights across Canada and the world!

 

I would like to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations on which I live, work and learn. I hope you will join me in taking a moment to reflect on the responsibility we each have to Indigenous nations to recognize, respect and support their historic and inalienable rights.

Jacq Brasseur

Jacq Brasseur

National Director

Jacq Brasseur (they/them) is a francophone, bigender, bisexual, white settler who was born and raised in Yellowknife, NT and has been involved in Pride organizing since they were a...Read More

Jacq Brasseur

Jacq Brasseur

National Director

Jacq Brasseur (they/them) is a francophone, bigender, bisexual, white settler who was born and raised in Yellowknife, NT and has been involved in Pride organizing since they were a teenager. Owing their success to the original founders of OutNorth, Jacq was part of a group of passionate queer and allied Northerners who co-founded NWT Pride in 2012, the first multi-day Pride festival in the Northwest Territories. Because of their love of Pride festival organizing, Jacq became the first Northern Regional Director of Fierté Canada Pride, from 2017-2019, where they advocated for a more inclusive organization for Northern and youth-led Prides. In 2018, Jacq was honoured to be named as a Grand Marshal of Fierté Montréal Pride.

Jacq is also a co-founder of the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife and was part of the team that opened the first 2SLGBTQ+ youth centre in Northern Canada. After their departure as Executive Director of the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife, Jacq joined the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, a 2SLGBTQ+ community centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, as their Executive Director in May 2017. Since coming to Regina, Jacq has been actively involved in 2SLGBTQ+ organizing as a founding board member of The Enchanté Network / Le réseau Enchanté in 2019 and as the Treasurer/Secretary of TransSask Support Services, Inc. from 2017-2019.

In their new role as National Director for Fierté Canada Pride, Jacq is excited to bring their knowledge of grant-writing, non-profit governance, and alternative decision-making models to the organization. They are also excited about supporting the expertise of the FCP Councils and developing non-hierarchical or decentralized structures that prioritize the voices of Two-Spirit & Indigiqueer people, Black people, queer & trans People of Colour, trans & non-binary femmes, and trans women in Pride movements across this country.

When they’re not working, Jacq enjoys watching good tv, doing graphic design, playing video games, and eating cactus cut potatoes from Boston Pizza.

Jackie Obungah

Jackie Obungah

Program Manager

Jackie (she/her) is a Black African femme living and working on the occupied Coast Salish territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwə...Read More

Jackie Obungah

Jackie Obungah

Program Manager

Jackie (she/her) is a Black African femme living and working on the occupied Coast Salish territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.

Jackie is eternally grateful to Indigenous folks who have cared for and stewarded the land since time immemorial and continue to do so.

She spends her time curating spaces for dialogue and participating in mutual aid efforts in her community. She has been intentional in dedicating time to learn her indigenous languages and speak them more often. Recently, she has been focusing on holding valuable spaces of care for Black youth and practicing resource redistribution. Jackie spends her time reveling in the optimism of Afro-futurist worlds of solidarity, joy, and Black liberation.

In her role as the new FCP Program Manager, Jackie is excited about building capacity among the team and the communities we seek to serve.

Nicole Utulinde

Nicole Utulinde

Communications & Member Engagement Coordinator

Nicole Utulinde (She/Her) is an Afro-Canadian Lesbian woman living and working on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples- Snuneymuxw, Snow-naw-as, and Stz'umiuns (...Read More

Nicole Utulinde

Nicole Utulinde

Communications & Member Engagement Coordinator

Nicole Utulinde (She/Her) is an Afro-Canadian Lesbian woman living and working on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples- Snuneymuxw, Snow-naw-as, and Stz'umiuns (also known as Nanaimo, BC). Her educational background is centred around the arts (fashion and music) and has held positions ranging from customer service, tech support, insurance and administrative assistant. Nicole has been serving on the board of directors for the Nanaimo Pride Society since September 2020 and was the communications consultant for FCP until March when she accepted the Communications & Member Engagement Coordinator position. Outside of work Nicole is passionate about about music (particularly Jazz & Blues) and enjoys road trips in the summer and walks by the water with her partner and their dog.

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