LGBTIQ COUNSELING SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE
It is very exciting that the Windsor Pride Community, Education and Resource Centre is providing LGBTIQ Counseling Services (by appointment) on a part-time basis for youth, parents, educators, etc.
The Counselors have specific training in relation to the unique needs of the LGBTIQ Community.
Please feel free to contact the Windsor Pride Community Centre regarding this information if you have any questions.
Call the office directly at 519-973-4656
The 5th Run for Rocky 2017, held on April 9, 2017, will be the FINALE R4R Run/Walk. In the four years that Windsor Pride - Run for Rocky has been held in Windsor, Ontario, the funds raised have totalled $269,442.14. In partnership with the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, and the University of Windsor, these funds have raised the profile of Gay-Straight Alliances in the Windsor-Essex County region and has assured that LGBTQ students are supported within their school communities. In addition, this funding has helped initiate education programs for parents of LGBTQ youth, educators, and students alike. Paramount is the continuing support of GSA student leadership development and mentorship programming, anti-bullying programs, youth mental health issues, and LGBTQ support.
As a family we feel strongly that the Run for Rocky has helped to make great change in the acceptance of LGBTQ diversity in our community. Our city, schools, homes and workplaces have become more accepting and open places. Now, there are greater support and services for those who are LGBTQ and live and work here. We understand how important this support is to businesses, families and educators in our community. The difference Run for Rocky has made now allows for the LGBTQ community to run with the torch and to continue the advocacy work with a stronger voice than this community has had in the past. Run for Rocky funding will continue for years to come to reinforce these efforts and ensure both students and educators are supported in our community.
Support the FINALE Run for Rocky and be part of the funding for this legacy in our community for many years to come.
Registration is now open. Click here to link to the Run for Rocky website where you can register as a runner/walker, make a contribution or pledge a runner.
On Monday, November 28, 2016 City Council voted in favour of removing the retail spaces at the Pelissier St. garage and converting them back to parking.
The City has given six months’ notice for all tenants to vacate the premises.
Simply put, as of June 1, 2017 the Windsor Pride Community, Education and Resource Centre will have to relocate because the offices are going to be paved over for parking.
It goes without saying that this was not the decision we hoped City Council would reach.
Many of our Community members and allies are reeling from the news. Many have expressed their heartfelt condolences and support. We want to thank you all. Council’s decision leaves a lot of questions that, at this time, we don’t have answers for. Most significantly, we don’t know where we’re moving to.
As emotional a situation as this is, we’re rallying and looking forward to the challenge.
Over the next couple weeks’ discussion will take place about what our next steps will be and a plan will be put in motion. There are going to be struggles as well as opportunities ahead. We encourage you all to remain optimistic and to check back as information will be posted on the Website and to our social media sites.
Keep in mind:
“It’s time to say goodbye but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies moving forward towards finding the answer.”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”