The Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) provides insight, advice and guidance to the Board of Directors, as well as the Operations Committee to ensure Capital Pride is best serving 2SLGBTQ+ youth in the community. This includes the development and implementation of policies and bylaws, event and festival planning, and community outreach.

Alicia Cooke

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….

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Bryan Quiñones

Co-Chair 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…

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David Thibodeau

David Thibodeau (he/him), a native East-Coaster, came to Ottawa to complete his masters degree at Carleton University. He now works in the federal public service, and fills his free time as a swim coach. David’s passion lies in sports, where he advocates for creating an inclusive, and safe space for all to participate in sports…

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Frank

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…

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