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It's Pride Season!

June 06, 2023

At the HPHA, we know that we are strengthened by the diverse thoughts, experiences and people that make up our organization. Everyone in the HPHA community has a role to play, and contributes to creating a healthy, safe and creative environment.

June is Pride month in Canada which is kicked off with festivals, parades and other celebrations from coast to coast. The purpose of this commemorative month is to recognize the impact that 2SLGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Pride Month is a time for celebration, and a time to renew our commitment to solidarity and activism, something that is rooted in the origins of Pride. Courageous activism has brought and brings us further to ensuring that 2SLGBTQ members of the community can live free from hate and discrimination.

At HPHA, we recognize that we still have more work to do until all members of the 2SLGBTQ community have full equality, and we are committed to helping bring about the changes to ensure that 2SLGBTQ Canadians live healthier lives. Within the HPHA we are continually working to ensure that we have a diverse and inclusive culture that lives within our values of Compassion, Accountability and Integrity.


Attend a Pride festival or event in your community!

Check out Destination Ontario for a list of events. 


Heighten your comfort level and competency in providing high-quality inclusive, affirming, welcoming and culturally sensitive care by taking the 2SLGBTQ Foundations Course on eTRAIN designed by Rainbow Health Ontario. These seven self-directed modules will help build your foundational knowledge for providing care to LGBT2SQ people, and can be accessed at your convenience.  

Show Your Support!

We hope you are/were able to attend your site's Pride Flag Ceremony.  You can also show your support by wearing a rainbow mask! They are available at mask stations across the HPHA!