We're More Than Just a Festival

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest (WEPF) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the Province of Ontario. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, WEPF brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of our community by providing advocacy and producing inclusive and safe events, initiatives and social programs. WEPF strengthens the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S individuals in Windsor-Essex.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s goal is to empower LGBTIQ2S individuals through it’s social and recreation programs and facilitate opportunities for connection and belonging to reduce social isolation. This is done through age-specific activities, peer-facilitated groups, workshops and special events/initiatives.

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Community Resources Directory

Our Community Resources Directory is provided as part of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s mandate to contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of persons in the LGBTTIQ of Windsor-Essex and surrounding communities. This directory serves as a guide to community groups & associations, recreation & leisure pursuits, as well as social services and helping agencies in and around the region of Windsor-Essex. 

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Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

August 3-7, 2022

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Upcoming events

Thursday, September 1, 2022 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Online Event
Free
LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group

Facilitated by Doreen Thibert, Certified Grief Educator with One Thread Consulting. Grief is a normal process of responding to a loss. The intention of this grief group will be to encourage participants to safety explore the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of coping with the death of a relative or friend. A main principle of this grief group will be that whatever is shared in the group will be held with strictness of confidence. These biweekly group sessions will take place Thursdays virtually over Zoom from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and participants must register for each group session date.

The program is presented and funded by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest in a partnership with One Thread Consulting.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Online Event
Free
LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group

Facilitated by Doreen Thibert, Certified Grief Educator with One Thread Consulting. Grief is a normal process of responding to a loss. The intention of this grief group will be to encourage participants to safety explore the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of coping with the death of a relative or friend. A main principle of this grief group will be that whatever is shared in the group will be held with strictness of confidence. These biweekly group sessions will take place Thursdays virtually over Zoom from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and participants must register for each group session date.

The program is presented and funded by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest in a partnership with One Thread Consulting.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Online Event
Free
LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group

Facilitated by Doreen Thibert, Certified Grief Educator with One Thread Consulting. Grief is a normal process of responding to a loss. The intention of this grief group will be to encourage participants to safety explore the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of coping with the death of a relative or friend. A main principle of this grief group will be that whatever is shared in the group will be held with strictness of confidence. These biweekly group sessions will take place Thursdays virtually over Zoom from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and participants must register for each group session date.

The program is presented and funded by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest in a partnership with One Thread Consulting.

Community News

  • Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Makes A Colourful Splash

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    08 August 2022
    Original posted in the Windsor Star Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosted its fan-favourite Pride Parade on Sunday — which proved as colourful as ever. The parade made its return for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic,...
  • Monkeypox Vaccine Cinic To be Held At Windsor Pride Event

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    05 August 2022
    Original posted in the Windsor Star A pop-up clinic offering vaccination against monkeypox has been arranged to take place at a Windsor Pride event this weekend. The clinic — provided by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in...
  • 2022 WINDSOR-ESSEX PRIDE FEST CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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    02 August 2022
    Originally published by AM800 Pride Fest has officially begun in the city.  The 2022 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is celebrating the 30th anniversary, and to kick it all off was the annual flag raising ceremony at Charles Clark Square...

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We are a powerful statement of our region's commitment to equality and diversity as well as to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S people in Windsor-Essex. Your help ensures that this continues to be a number one priority for our community and your organization.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is a non-profit organization that depends on the annual support of sponsors and donors to provide the services and programming to the LGBTTIQ+ community of Windsor-Essex.

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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

Phone: (226) 348-3378
General Inquiries: [email protected]

2109 Ottawa Street, Unit 216
Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1R8

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