On Wednesday, June 26th, from 4:30-7:30 pm, Algoma Family Services (AFS) will be hosting the first annual Family Pride event at AFS, 205 McNabb St.
Welcome LGBTQ* & Allies. The event will take place in the AFS parking lot and is open to everyone free of charge, come on out to enjoy a fun afternoon of activities with the family.
During this exciting event, AFS has a number of activities planned which include:
– Face Painting
– Water Balloon Games
– Fish Pond
– Rainbow Painting
– Tie Dye (We encourage you to bring your item to tie dye as quantities are limited – shirts, socks, hats, bandanas, etc.)
– Obstacle Course
– History of Pride display
– Prizes and much more
“At AFS we wanted to take our agency a step further with inclusion and diversity by engaging
the community and our staff to honour LGBTQ* identities and experiences”, said Kyle Co-chair of the Family Pride event committee, “It’s important that we have these events for people who identify as LGBTQ* to celebrate identity and existence, to feel included and to have a space that involves and represents their lives and experiences. We want to begin a tradition to continue to bust barriers for LGBTQ* to support them in their mental health, to advocate for mental health, as we are aware that violence, discrimination and oppression continue to be a concern.”
“At AFS we are working hard to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace. I applaud the
AFS Inclusion and Diversity Committee on holding our first Family Pride event! It is a big and
bold step for our agency and reflects or commitment to the people we serve, specifically our
LGBTQ* community. We invite the community to join us in this celebration and learn more about the services we provide”, Says Ali Juma, AFS CEO.
Algoma Family Services is a provider of specialized services for infant, children, youth, adults and families in the Algoma District. Our services are evidence-based, client-centered, family-focused and delivered by a team of skilled professionals.
For more information about the Family Pride Event or to contact us please visit our Facebook Page, at Algoma Family Services.