We are on a mission!
Welcome to Kamloops Pride
We are a non-profit organization supporting people who identify on the gender and sexuality spectra. This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals living in the Kamloops region.
Our mission statement is to promote a more flourishing LGBTQ2S+ community and support gay culture in Kamloops. Regardless of how you identify on the gender, identity or sexuality spectrum - we welcome you! We are here to serve the diverse community within Kamloops and strive to advocate on behalf of people who experience discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Through our work, we hope to promote equity for all.
Goals and Values
Practice transparency, honesty, professionalism and informative communication in upholding community trust.
Maintain unconditional consideration for all those we interact with in the business of Kamloops Pride.
Acknowledge intersectionality and work towards equity
Maintain a sense of celebration in everything we do!
Foster community through a caring, considerate and consistent presence
COMPLETE A NEEDS ASSESSMENT (Completed April, 2019)
Gain an understanding of the needs, interests and priorities of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Kamloops.
HOST AT LEAST ONE EVENT FOR YOUTH
Ensure there is programming with youth in mind.
HOST FOUR DANCES, INCLUDING ONE SOBER EVENT
Provide community members with regular, high quality events.
DEVELOP A PRIDE-PLANNING MANUAL
Build effective succession planning and information retention programs to ensure sustainability.
HOST A COMMUNITY SUMMIT
Incorporate community stakeholders in planning and engagement regarding LGBTQ2S+ issues in Kamloops.
Our 2018/2019 Annual Report was delivered at our Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 28th. You can view the report below.
Meet the Team