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Pride Toronto Governance Committee Welcomes Community Consultation

July 15, 2013 Pride Toronto Governance Committee Welcomes Community Consultation

Community Consultation Reminder – Pride Toronto Governance Committee will hold its final community meeting Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the 519 Community Centre.  The purpose of the community consultation will be to provide a forum to present and discuss proposed changes to the bylaws of Pride Toronto. 


TORONTO, July 15, 2013 – Pride Toronto will hold two community meetings, July 30, 2013 and August 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the 519 Community Centre.  The purpose of the community consultation will be to provide a forum to present and discuss proposed changes to the bylaws of Pride Toronto.

Proposed changes to the bylaws are being made to reflect changes made in the Ontario Not-For-Profit Act of 2010.  The Governance Committee of Pride Toronto has continued to work on the update to the bylaws following proposals made at the March 1st, 2012 general meeting.

“These public meetings provide an excellent opportunity for the Community to have a say in the operation and governance of Pride Toronto, says Evan Dean, Governance Committee Chair.  “Pride Toronto belongs to all of us and depends on the participation and input of its Community.   This is your opportunity to be heard and ensure and promote good governance of this community institution.”

The Governance Committee consists of: Evan Dean (Committee Chair), Sean Hillier, Susan Gapka, Paul Saguil, Kerry Bell,Evan Rankin, Ron Kurgan, Chris Ellis.

The public are also welcome to provide written feedback to governance@pridetoronto.com.  The Governance Committee will review all feedback in September and the updated bylaws are scheduled to be presented for a vote at the Annual General Meeting in October.

Pride Toronto exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts Pride Week, one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. Pride Week is also one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, with an estimated attendance of over 1.2 million people celebrating the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities. 

* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies

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