We aim to create safe spaces that promote wellbeing for everyone at all our events, throughout the festival, and beyond.

Goal Progress

Committing to a person-centred, non-judgmental, strengths-based approach, respecting each individual in our community while providing support and options to reduce harm.
Ongoing
Work with communtiy harm reduction agencies and stakeholders to create onsite harm reduction team
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto will provide First Aid Training for all Volunteer Captains
2022 Goal
All volunteers are required to complete Naloxone training
Completed and Ongoing
Pride Toronto will provide a base level Harm Reduction training for all Festival volunteers
2022 Goal
Marketing campaign to educate Festival participants about available Harm Reduction on Festival footprint
2022 Goal
Harm Reduction educational material and signage located at official Pride Toronto events and throughout the festival footprint
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto to provide Security Guard Training with Harm Reduction event best practises
2022 Goal
Identify calender markers that celebrate, educate, or bring awarness to Harm Reduction practices throughout the year and include them in Pride Toronto's social media campaigns
2022 Goal
Festival programming to include dry space outside of a recovery framework
2022 Goal
Official Pride Torontp Festival app to include community alert to assist in harm reductuon emergency procedures
2022 Goal
Developing a compendium of best practices for safety in nightlife and DIY spaces, drawn from existing literature and interviews with organizations, advocacy groups, grassroots individuals and academics currently investigating and confronting these issues.
2022 Goal
Provide a centraliced dispatch unit where Pride Toronto is able to intervene and provide harm reduction measures for situations throughout the festival footprint
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto to work with Toronto Police Services to provide harm reduction intervention on the festival footprint during operating hours
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto to meet with Toronto Police Services following the festival to review all incidents that may have occured on the festival footprint to assist in future harm reduction procedures
2022 Goal
50,000 condoms provided by Torjan handed out on the festival footprint every year
Completed and Ongoing
Partner with an ASO to provide a designated space for safe STI/HIV testing on site
2022 Goal
Provide Self defense training to members of the community
Completed
Provide information on self defense and safety awareness on social media channels
Completed
Investigate self defense training as part of festival programming for 2022
Ongoing
Suicide and mental health hotlines posted across the festival footprint
2022 Goal
Work with local pharmacies to identifiy harm reduction products available
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto to provide designated quiet and sensory spaces throughout the festival footprint
Provide a recovery based, sober space for members of the community who are looking to attend meetings
2022 Goal
EMS is present on the festival during all operating hours
Completed and Ongoing
Provide 20 first aid kits dispersed throughout the festival footprint
2022 Goal
Leverage Business partner program to identify trained and equiped community busness parnters
2022 Goal
Pride Toronto to explore safer drug use practices on the festival footprint
2023 Goal
Explore harm reduction, self defence, and first aid training for staff
2022 Goal
Explore transit partner options with the intent to eliminate intoxicated driving to and from festival
Creating stickers and merchandise that emphasize social boundaries
Explore harm reduction merchandise (e.g. safety whistles)
Provide water stations for guests on the festival footprint
Completed and Ongoing

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