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: sarah@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

Alessandro Iachelli

Alessandro Iachelli

President (Acting) & 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

President (Acting) & 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 former 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
Rick Andre

Rick Andre

Vice-President Membership

Rick Andre (he / him) born and raised to settlers in the unceded traditional territory of the Okanagan Syilx people in South Okanagan Valley, BC. He indentifys as a gay white male...Read More

Rick Andre

Rick Andre

Vice-President Membership

Rick Andre (he / him) born and raised to settlers in the unceded traditional territory of the Okanagan Syilx people in South Okanagan Valley, BC. He indentifys as a gay white male. He has been involved in the pride movement for a number of years. He also currently sits as the 2021 InterPride Co-Chair of Member Services as well as the President of the Kelowna Pride Society. His day job is as a General Manager of the Kanata Kelowna Hotel. He enjoys traveling both locally and internationally.

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
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.

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

J. Tyler Moss

J. Tyler Moss

Director at Large

Tyler Moss (He/HIm) was born and raised, and currently lives in Saskatoon, SK, but has called both Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia home along the way....Read More

J. Tyler Moss

J. Tyler Moss

Director at Large

Tyler Moss (He/HIm) was born and raised, and currently lives in Saskatoon, SK, but has called both Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia home along the way.  He works at and is involved in research activities at the University of Saskatchewan, as well serves on a number of provincial boards and committees relating to health care patient advocacy in the province.

Tyler's love of travelling has taken him from sea to shining sea, with many stops across our beautiful country, and beyond.  While he enjoys spending time with family and friends, he loves being the best doggy-dad to his little sidekick, Rocky.

Tyler acknowledges that he is on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  He pays his respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirms his relationship with the land and its people.

Joy Polley

Joy Polley

Joy Polley (They/Them) is a queer, non-binary settler living in Mi’kma’ki. In their professional life, Joy assists families with respite services, develops enrichment programin...Read More

Joy Polley

Joy Polley

Joy Polley (They/Them) is a queer, non-binary settler living in Mi’kma’ki. In their professional life, Joy assists families with respite services, develops enrichment programing and finds the gaps in community systems through outreach and engagement with lived experience experts. Joy believes that first voice wisdom is essential to providing services to any population.

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

Membership Engagement Coordinator

Nicole Utulinde (She/Her) is an Afro-Canadian Queer woman based in Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montréal) on the unceded territory of the Kanien'kéha people. Her educational backgr...Read More

Nicole Utulinde

Nicole Utulinde

Membership Engagement Coordinator

Nicole Utulinde (She/Her) is an Afro-Canadian Queer woman based in Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montréal) on the unceded territory of the Kanien'kéha people. Her educational background is centred around the arts (fashion and music) and has held positions ranging from customer service, insurance and administrative assistant. Outside of work Nicole is passionate about music, dance, cooking, and enjoys road trips in the summer and walks by the water.

Zackary Derrick

Zackary Derrick

Administrative Coordinator

Zackary Derrick (they/them) is a white settler queer and nonbinary community organizer based in Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montreal) on stolen Kanien'kéha territory. Since 2016, Z...Read More

Zackary Derrick

Zackary Derrick

Administrative Coordinator

Zackary Derrick (they/them) is a white settler queer and nonbinary community organizer based in Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montreal) on stolen Kanien'kéha territory. Since 2016, Zackary has been working with various community organizations dedicated to anti-oppression. They deeply value intersectional solidarity across movements and have been involved in survivor support, gender advocacy, Indigenous solidarity work and fighting prison (in)justice.

Most recently, Zackary served as the President of the First Peoples Studies Member Association at Concordia University. They are now pursuing a Master’s degree in the School of Public Health & Social Policy at the University of Victoria where they hope to continue furthering the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the realm of health, community research and policy advocacy.  

When not in the office, Zackary enjoys board games, baking and snuggling up with their cat, Mr. Pancake. 

 

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