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

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Upcoming events

Monday, February 6, 2023 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Online Event
Free
Monday Meetup
Join us virtually every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:15pm for QLink Windsor-Essex’s weekly Monday Meetup. This is a peer-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12-29. It’s a chance to connect with community and check-in about things you enjoy, share solidarity for coping with what is difficult, and learn about what is going on in our region. Each Meetup will close with a brief mindfulness exercise.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
QConnect Youth Drop-In
Join us every Wednesday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for QConnect Youth Drop-In. This is a youth-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults ages 12-18. It’s a chance to meet other 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults, hang out, and enjoy an activity. Events will rotate weekly with Games Night, Movie Night, Craft Night, Coffee House, and Open Mic Night. Events and light snacks and refreshments are complimentary for everyone. Please register in advance so that we can make sure we have enough food/beverage and supplies. Events will be held at the Qlink / Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Office located at the Market Square Entrance, 2109 Ottawa Street, 2nd Floor, Unit #216. For more information visit www.qlinkwe.ca/programs.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Young Adult Mixer (YAM)
Join us every Thursday for YAM (Youth Adult Mixer). YAM is a youth-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults ages 18-29. It’s a chance to meet other 2SLGBTQIA+ young adults, hang out, and enjoy an activity. Events will rotate weekly with Games Night, Movie Night, Craft Night, Coffee House and Open Mic Night. Events and light snacks and refreshments are complimentary for everyone. Please register in advance so that we can make sure we have enough food/beverage and supplies. Events will be held at the Qlink / Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Office located at the Market Square Entrance, 2109 Ottawa Street, 2nd Floor, Unit #216. For more information visit www.qlinkwe.ca/programs.

Monday, February 13, 2023 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Online Event
Free
Monday Meetup
Join us virtually every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:15pm for QLink Windsor-Essex’s weekly Monday Meetup. This is a peer-facilitated program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12-29. It’s a chance to connect with community and check-in about things you enjoy, share solidarity for coping with what is difficult, and learn about what is going on in our region. Each Meetup will close with a brief mindfulness exercise.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Online Event
Free
Type Out Tuesdays
Join us virtually every other Tuesday for Type OUT Tuesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A writing circle for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 12-29. Each session will include a check-in, writing prompts, and opportunities to share our work and receive feedback. This drop in workshop space is designed to be flexible and accommodate participants’ desires and goals.

Community News

  • Windsor Essex Pride Fest launches Qmunity Needs Assessment survey

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    27 January 2023
    CTV News Windsor Essex Pride Fest is asking for your help after launching a survey Friday in an effort to better understand the needs of the community. The Qmunity Needs Assessment is funded through a $128,000 grant from...
  • Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Launches Qmunity Needs Assessment Survey

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    27 January 2023
    CBC News The organization says needs assessment will help inform future programming and events Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is calling on the LGBTQ community to complete a survey that will help shape how the organization serves...
  • Windsor-Essex Pride Fest launches community needs survey

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    27 January 2023
    Windsor Star Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is inviting members of the 2SLGBTQIA+  community in the region to participate in a survey, to better address needs and services, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With...

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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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