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

September 10-12, 2021

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Upcoming events

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
QConnect Youth Drop In (Ages 12-16)
Qlink Windsor-Essex invites you to join us for the online QConnect LGBTQ2S+ Youth Drop-In. This peer-facilitated online program is for individuals 12-16 years of age and offers a positive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies in an online format. This group offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all LGTBQ2S+ people.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
QConnect Youth Drop In (Ages 17-29)
Qlink Windsor-Essex invites you to join us for the online QConnect LGBTQ2S+ Youth Drop-In. This peer-facilitated online program is for individuals 17-29 years of age and offers a positive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies in an online format. This group offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all LGTBQ2S+ people.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
Craft & Chat
This peer-facilitated online creative writing workshop is for individuals 12-29 years of age and offers a positive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies to take time out of their day to get crafty and chatty! This group offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all LGTBQ2S+ people.

Monday, December 13, 2021 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
QConnect Youth Drop In (Ages 12-16)
Qlink Windsor-Essex invites you to join us for the online QConnect LGBTQ2S+ Youth Drop-In. This peer-facilitated online program is for individuals 12-16 years of age and offers a positive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies in an online format. This group offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all LGTBQ2S+ people.

Monday, December 13, 2021 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
QConnect Youth Drop In (Ages 17-29)
Qlink Windsor-Essex invites you to join us for the online QConnect LGBTQ2S+ Youth Drop-In. This peer-facilitated online program is for individuals 17-29 years of age and offers a positive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies in an online format. This group offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all LGTBQ2S+ people.

Monday, December 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Online with Zoom
Free
QConnect PLUS
QCONNECT PLUS is an LGBTQ2S+ weekly program for the 50+ community in Windsor-Essex providing opportunities for meaningful social and recreational connections.

Community News

  • PROGRAM FOR LGBT SENIORS TO CONTINUE IN WINDSOR-ESSEX

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    15 October 2021
    Mel Lucier speaks at a press conference on Friday, October 15, 2021 regarding the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest organization updating the community on their QConnect Plus program. PHOTO BY DAN JANISSE /Windsor Star Windsor...
  • WINDSOR-ESSEX PRIDE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH WEDNESDAY FLAG RAISING

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    09 September 2021
    Mel Lucier, former board member of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, MCs the kick-off for this year's Windsor Pride Fest at Charles Clark Square, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. PHOTO BY DAX MELMER /Windsor Star Windsor...
  • WINDSOR RAISES PRIDE FLAG TO LAUNCH THE CITY'S FESTIVAL

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    08 September 2021
    The Pride flag was raised during the festival's opening ceremony in Windsor's City Hall Square. 1:22 CBC NewsSeptember 08, 2021 The Windsor-Essex Pride flag was officially raised at Windsor City Hall Square to celebrate this...

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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.

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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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