The Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) provides insight, advice and guidance to the Board of Directors, Festival Director and Operations committee to ensure Capital Pride is best serving LGBTQ2+ youth in the community. This includes the development and implementation of policies and bylaws, event and festival planning, and community outreach.
Proud representative of the City of Gatineau, Alice Savard began her volunteer involvement in 2016 as a member of the Jeunesse de Gatineau commission, two years after entering high school. Their involvement in the LGBTQ2+ community started with Jeunesse IDEM.
Co-Chair Hi! My name is Alicia and I am originally from Kelowna, British Columbia but have lived in Ottawa for the past two years. I got involved with the CPYC anticipating that this committee will work to implement tangible policies that will tackle pervasive issues affecting LGBTQ2+ youth in Ottawa, particularly homelessness and mental health….
Hi there! My name is Andrew Kenney and I’m an archaeology student at Memorial University in Newfoundland. I applied to the CPYC in the hopes of giving back to a community that has done so much for me in the past, and I wanted to help Pride become even more fun and inclusive for youth!…
Bryan identifies as a Nonbinary Queer Filipino Immigrant. They are passionate in community development, capacity building, and event organizing. They are a strong advocate for equitable human rights, and a highly reliable volunteer in the LGBTQ2+ community since their arrival in Canada. Bryan recently graduated in Human Kinetics hoping to find a career in Sports…
My name is David Thibodeau. As a competitive swimmer and swim coach, I am heavily involved in the sport community, so I wanted to become more involved in other aspects of the community and maybe try to bring the two together! There are still barriers preventing LGBTQ2+ youth from participating in sports. I’m currently pursing…
Co-chair Davy Sabourin is a queer public servant working in privacy law compliance. He is also a former Mental Health and Addictions Counselor in Ottawa. Davy completed college studies in the fields of police foundations, and mental and addictions, as well as university studies in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, as well as Social Work….
My name is Frank! Pronouns: he/him/his. I am a member of the Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) for the 2018 Capital Pride. During my volunteering last year, I noticed that many of my friends had never been to Pride despite living in Ottawa their whole lives. So I joined this committee to change that. I…
My name is Karuna Vellino. I got involved with the Capital Pride Youth Committee because I love pride but I also recognize that we have a ton of work to do to make pride the best and most inclusive it can be. I am passionate about creating change and bringing the beauty of pride to…
Hi, I’m Nikolas (he/him). I’m a high school student heavily interested and involved with the local LGBTQ2+ community. I believe that young queer and trans people deserve to have their voices and experiences represented in discussions around the LGBTQ2+ community. In my spare time I also enjoy playing music and tending to my plants.
My name is Vicky, and I’ve lived in Ottawa my entire life. I joined the CPYC because I want to continue to uphold a vibrant, healthy Ottawa LGBTQ+ community for my generation and for those that are to come. As well, I want to further educate myself on administration and the implementation of policies within…