June is Pride Month across Canada and around the world, with many communities and organizations recognizing this month with events, learning opportunities and awareness-building programs, community outreach initiatives and charitable giving campaigns.
To recognize the significance of this month and show our support for the many 2SLGBTQ+ community members (and credit union members) across our province, Credit Unions of Alberta has made a donation to Calgary Outlink and The Pride Centre of Edmonton this June. We will be walking participants in the 2023 Calgary Pride Parade, taking place in September.
To learn more about the important work these two groups do in their communities, click on the links below!
Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied communities in Calgary, Alberta. It’s Mission is to be a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse people and its Vision is of a welcoming gender and sexually diverse community that fosters unity and resilience among its members.
The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all attractions, identities, and expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people, and be part of a caring community. The Centre offers resources, volunteer opportunities, counselling, and sensitive and expert information and referrals for those seeking help. The Centre also organizes programs to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.