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Canada Pride 2022 Human Rights Conference

Pride Winnipeg is proud to host the Canada Pride 2022 Human Rights Conference from June 1-3. 2022 at the Radisson Hotel Downtown.

As we took time to reflect and support one another during this pandemic, we were all confronted and reminded of our communities’ resilience in times of crisis. For this edition of the Canada Pride Human Rights Conference, we have selected priority populations that cross-cut the five identified themes.

We invited folks from across the country to join our national conversation by submitting a workshop, a panel or even an activity to share with conference participants. For interested applicants, see important dates, identified themes, priority populations and the advisory committee members below. We hope to see you in June!

Registration & Conference details NOW OPEN !!


Keynote Speakers 

KAEL MCKENZIE – Canada’s first openly transgender judge appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Kael served in the Canadian Forces and volunteered on many boards including Canadian and MB Bar Associations’ sexual orientation and gender identity community sections.


SVEND ROBINSON – Canada’s first openly gay Member of Parliament who has been an outspoken advocate of environmental and social justice and human rights and LGBT equality, both in Canada and globally.

Youth Programming

Friday, June 3, 9am – 1pm

Youth orientated content for individuals, GSAs, community members supporting youth, educators and parents.  Snacks are provided and admission is free!

Note: Participants must be registered in advance. 

Email for more information.

LGBT Purge Fund Panels

LGBTQ2+ National Monument with members of the design team!

Discussion on the upcoming exhibit on the LGBT Purge at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The LGBT Purge Fund is only available as part of a full conference registration.

 Gala Cocktail Party

Update: Join us on June 1st, 5pm for the Cocktail Gala evening at Winnipeg Art Gallery including Quamajug, the Inuit Art Centre, with live music from Gigman Duo and DJ J. Jackson. Tickets available through Conference and Events registration.

 Scholarship Application 

Deadline to apply for a Scholarship to attend the conference can be found here.

Identified Conference Themes

THEME 1:  Advancing Queer Human Rights Struggles – cutting-edge human rights topics today

THEME 2:  Crossing Queer Generations – creating intergenerational dialogue and learning

THEME 3:  Creating Queer Coalitions – building stronger coalitions within and between social justice movements

THEME 4:  Building International Queer Solidarity – supporting global partnerships and dialogue

THEME 5:  Living Our Best Queer Lives – enhancing community wellness and health

Identified Priority Populations​

The Conference Advisory Committee and Pride Winnipeg have selected the following priority communities. We strongly encourage the Conversation applicants to bear in mind these key populations in the submission of their proposed workshops/panels/activities:

  • Indigenous and Two-Spirit Peoples and Communities
  • Trans and Non-Binary People and Communities
  • Queer People of Colour, which includes Black Communities, Migrants & Refugees
  • Women
  • Children, Youth & Elders
  • Community Members with Disabilities

Canada Pride Human Rights Advisory Committee Members

  • Jeansil Bruyère 
  • Barb Burkowski 
  • Remzi Cej
  • Aaron Devor
  • Brock Dumville
  • Dene Guillas
  • Fae Johnstone
  • Doug Kerr
  • Notisha Massaquoi
  • Gina McKay
  • Albert McLeod
  • Jade Pichette
  • Mary Woo Sims
  • Viola Thomas
  • Kristopher Wells
  • Steve Yan
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