CAPE at the Capital Pride Parade

I would like to thank all those who were able to join us in the Capital Pride Parade on August 28. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, we finally returned!

Joining up with many other unions, our members, staff and leadership from CAPE marched alongside groups representing the Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), of which we are an affiliate.

Bea Bruske (CLC), Greg Phillips (CAPE), Lily Chang (CLC), Sean McKenny (ODLC), Larry Rousseau (CLC).
From left to right: Bea Bruske (CLC), Greg Phillips (CAPE), Lily Chang (CLC), Sean McKenny (ODLC), Larry Rousseau (CLC).

We would like to thank Sean McKenny, President of the ODLC, Bea Bruske, President of the CLC, Larry Rousseau, Vice President of the ODLC, and Lily Chang, Secretary-Treasurer of the CLC, for welcoming us with open arms.

Check out our photos from the parade on our Flickr Photo Album.

This was the largest Pride parade in Ottawa with over 185 floats and a record-breaking 7,500 participants, not to mention the public who came out in droves to celebrate and show their support for the LGBTQ2+ communities.

This annual event is of tremendous importance because it allows us to come together to celebrate and promote the right to self-affirmation, dignity, equality and inclusion for all members of the LGBTQ2+ communities, let’s not forget that!

We will continue to advocate relentlessly for CAPE members from LGBTQ2+ communities to continue to enjoy respect for their rights and freedoms in the workplace.

We look forward to participating again next year, and to that end, will be issuing a call to all early next summer to invite you to join us for the 2023 parade.

Stay tuned!

In solidarity,

Greg Phillips
CAPE President