Capital Pride has established a pilot project to enhance community events and programming during the 2018 Festival. Following feedback from community groups, the Community Project Fund will provide groups with funding to support an event or programming that takes place during the Festival. Events and programming should further one (or more) of Ottawa Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration.

This is a pilot project and it is anticipated that successful groups will receive up to $1,000 to support an event or project.


The Capital Pride Festival takes place August 20 – August 26, 2018 as a result groups are asked to submit applications by Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applications must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to pursue the Community Project Fund. The criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a community group;
  • The group or organization must operate in the National Capital Region, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation or Pikwakanagan First Nation;
  • The organization must serve the LGBTQ2+ community as a central mission, or have a significant program which serves the LGBTQ2+ community, or the group must have a central focus on the LGBTQ2+ community, or have a significant interest in elevating and supporting the LGBTQ2+ community;
  • The event must take place during the 2018 Festival, August 20 – August 26, 2018.

Collaborative projects across different organizations or groups are welcome and encouraged, but to apply one organization must be identified as the lead applicant on behalf of the partners.

Applicants organizing events or programming that serves marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ2+ community will be prioritized and include events or programming for trans people, non-binary people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, and people from other marginalized communities.

Decision Making:

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers. Decisions of the panel will be final. Applicants that are not successful through this process are encouraged to apply for the 2019 festival.



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  • The festival is looking for events or programs that are novel, interesting, and serve to elevate the LGBTQ2+ community. Through this fund, Capital Pride wants to offer support to new or ongoing programs/projects from your group or community organization.
  • Terms and Conditions

    Successful applicants will be required to agree to the following terms and conditions.

    1. Definitions

    “Recipient” means the applicant organization or individual that submitted the application, has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions and has been awarded funding by Capital Pride.

    2. Acknowledgment of Funding

    The Recipient shall publicly acknowledge the support of Capital Pride in the lead-up to and during the event.

    3. Purpose of Funding

    Funding shall only be used for the purposes of the program as described in the funding application. Major changes in the activities and timelines shall be made in writing to and receive approval from Capital Pride.

    4. Indemnity and Liability

    a) The Recipient shall indemnify and save harmless Capital Pride from any claims, demands, losses, costs, charges, actions and other proceedings, made or brought against, suffered by or imposed upon the City or its property in respect of any loss, damage or injury, including injury resulting in death, to any person or property directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or sustained by reason of negligence or otherwise of the Recipient, its employees, agents, volunteers, officers or directors.

    b) Capital Pride shall not be liable to the Recipient or any other party in relation to the Funding Contribution and/or the services provided by the Recipient pursuant to the terms of this agreement and the parties agree that the Recipient shall not be deemed an agent of Capital Pride for any purpose under this agreement. The Recipient shall be solely responsible for the payment of any individuals employed, engaged or retained by the Recipient for the purpose of assisting it in the fulfilment of its obligations under this agreement.

    5. Reporting Requirements

    The Recipient shall submit a brief final report to Capital Pride two (2) months after the event or program.This report shall provide general details of the event, the number of attendees, the number of volunteers and the impact of the event.

  • Commitment to the Principles of Equity and Non-Discrimination

    Pride events, including the Capital Pride Festival, exist to promote the values of equity, diversity and inclusion at festivals and more broadly in communities, across Canada and throughout the world for members of the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Capital Pride recognizes the role it plays in creating spaces for members of the LGBTQ2+ community, allies community organizations and other groups to celebrate, educate and advocate. At the same time, it remains important that everyone feels safe at Pride including LGBTQ2+ youth, trans people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants and people from other marginalized communities.

    Capital Pride also recognizes that many organizations participate in the Capital Pride Festival in a variety of roles including as event organizers, promoters, parade participants, community fair participants, suppliers, vendors and sponsors. Organizations that participate in Pride events are expected to create environments that promote equity, diversity and inclusion and are free of discrimination.

    In order to participate in the 2018 Capital Pride Festival, all participating organizations are asked to agree to the following statement:

    The Applicant agrees to operate in a manner consistent with the celebration of pride and positive value of diversity and inclusion in the LGBTQ2+ community.

    On behalf of and with the authority of the organization making this application, you hereby declare that your organization has adopted policies upholding equal opportunity and non-discrimination by which discrimination on the grounds of Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, Religious or Political affiliation, Sex, Age, Personal or Family Relations, Disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Income Restrictions, Union Affiliation, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity is prohibited by and within your organization.

    Further, it is agreed that The Applicant will not present images or messages that promote or condone, or may reasonably be considered to promote or condone, violence, hatred, degradation or negative stereotypes of any person(s) or group(s) including members of the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Further, it is agreed that The Applicant will respect the right of all members and supporters of the LGBTQ2+ community to participate in the 2018 Capital Pride Festival.