Pride, Not Prejudice is more than just an online craft show - it's change for community to connect with makers, community resources, and each other.

In order to bring this aspect of community in and work to connect community members with resources, we are happy to highlight the following community resources, queer friendly businesses, and more!

ALM Counselling

Service Provider offering Health, Counselling; Interfaith spiritual direction; and ritual provision
Wondering what your purpose is? struggling with the meaning of your life? feeling stuck and unable to make decisions? Anna offers encouragement, support and companionship on your life journey.

A lesbian living with disabilities and chronic pain, and lifelong activist/antagonist, Anna uses the wisdom gathered from her life together with extensive education and experience in health and wellbeing, religion and spirituality, and compassionate listening to help you:

  • make sense of your life experiences;
  • explore and develop your calling, passions, and talents; and
  • develop supportive practices.

She provides a safe space for you to share your joys and disappointments, fears and desires, and where you struggle. She offers support and companionship on your life journey.

Website

https://www.annamaranta.ca

Phone

613-867-5505

Email

maranta.anna@gmail.com

Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS)

volunteer agency - support, service provision, advocacy offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Events, Health, Advocacy, Harm reduction and outreach
FSIS is a community-based, all-volunteer support service and advocacy organization for Indigenous families impacted by disappearance, murder, MMIWG2S, and state violence. FSIS was co-founded in Ottawa/Algonquin territory in January 2011 and exists entirely without government funding. Our founding member, Bridget Tolley has been searching for justice since 2001 when her mother, Gladys Tolley was killed by Québec police on her reserve, Kitigan Zibi First Nation.

FSIS is a valuable community partner of the Willow’s Drop-in Program. Willow’s is a Vanier-based low-barrier service that provides basic needs (clothing, food, hygiene, menstrual supplies), harm reduction supplies, (safer sex, injection, inhalation and overdose reversal), peer support, access to a nurse, safe(r) space, and much more. Willow’s is open for women and gender nonconforming people, ages 16+ who trade and sell sex, use substances, and/or who are experiencing Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Willow’s is a partnership between FSIS, the Métis Nation of Ontario, Ottawa Public Health, and Somerset West Community Health Centre.

GetaKit

Healthcare offering Health, HIV self-testing
HIV testing is an important part of maintaining your health and wellness, and it plays a crucial role in HIV prevention. Sometimes getting tested can be challenging; we want to help make knowing your status as easy as possible! You can now order a free HIV self-testing kit which yields your result in 60 seconds. This means you can test yourself when you are ready, where you want, and with whom you want.

HIV testing is an important part of maintaining your health and wellness, and it plays a crucial role in HIV prevention. Sometimes getting tested can be challenging; it means taking time out of your busy schedule to go to the clinic, waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting weeks for results. We want to help make knowing your status as easy as possible! You can now order a free HIV self-testing kit which includes an at-home HIV self-test that yields your result in 60 seconds. This means you can test yourself when you are ready, where you want, and with whom you want. Regardless of your result, you will be informed of health resources and services available to you in our community.

Healing Journey

Service Provider, Business, Alternative Counselling Practice offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Health, Advocacy, Counselling services
Healing Journey is a virtual counselling service for queer and trans folx by a trans and queer therapist. I am a registered social worker in Ontario, and I have been working as a counsellor for six years. I work with queer, Indigenous, and non-monogamous communities. My specialized focus is mental health and addictions, but I can help you reach your ideal state of well-being no matter what you are coming with.

If you would like to know more about counsellor, Aden and the services that Healing Journey offers, please check out my social media! I can be found on Facebook under yourhealingjourney, on Instagram under yourhealingjourneybegins, and on Twitter @JourneyOHealing. I have an ad on Psychology Today with more details on my services: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/846143. I also have a personal blog website if you want to know more about what lived experience I come with, it is located at this URL: https://healingjourneyontario.ca. I’m still in process of updating my websites so please note that it may not be fully complete yet. Please email me at aden.cosgrove@outlook.com if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

Hit the Streets

Food, Clothing, Educational Resources, Health, Advocacy
We’re a grassroots mobile organization delivering free nutritional food, PPE, clothing and other provisions to survival sex workers, those experiencing homelessness and limited shelter, and those battling addictions. We also partner with different community organizations and promote information on free services and programming on their behalf.

Our Wednesday outreach program begins in the evening and operates late into the night when most services are closed. By meeting people where they are at, we are helping to eliminate accessibility barriers to access life’s most basic necessities.

Hollaback! Ottawa

Grassroots volunteer organization offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Events, Advocacy, Lobbying
The local chapter of an international organization dedicated to ending harassment in public spaces through bystander intervention. Ending street harassment, one Holla! at a time. Established in 2010.

Interval House of Ottawa

Service Provider, Charity offering Shelter, Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Events, Advocacy
Interval House of Ottawa empowers all persons who identify as women and their dependents. In partnership with the community, we provide safe shelter and support, intervention and prevention services, and advocacy to break the cycle of violence. IHO is the only shelter in Ottawa and surrounding areas to allow women, and children into shelter with their pets.

MORiNGA ottawa

Service Provider offering Educational Resources, Community Building, Events, Advocacy
MORiNGA ottawa is a hub of intimate video creations and community-building content to celebrate intersectional identities amongst our Black communities.

#moringaottawa showcases intimate stories through music, instrument, spoken word, live arts, acting and comedy. We aim to be a hub of creativity from and for our Black visionaries, creatives and more in the national capital region. This project is our community’s resolve to insert the stories and individual identities of Black canadians in the capital of Canada, a city where the erasure of Blackness has left us disjointed, disconnected and demotivated.

MORiNGA is to
-give serenity, sanctuary
-the celebration of representation & intersectional identities
-inter-bonding, intra-bridging, solidarity, healing
-a restoration of decolonized history, knowledge, ancestry and heritage
-and a renewed prosperity and hope for our grown folx, youth and the ancestors who came before us.

Our first project
“yam n’okra: un-othering Blakness in the ncr”

MORiNGA ottawa is rejuvenating space for Black kinfolx of ottawa. This is a platform to experience intimate stories that our local creators have manifested through mixed arts, music, instrument, spoken word, acting, and comedy +. We aim to be a source of healing and solidarity for all the visionaries and dreamers across the Black Communities of the NCR and beyond.

✊ We need donations to help support the movement. https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-griot-in-me-and-moringa-ottawa-for-black-cap
Proceeds go to project expenses and to the artists.
We are creators.
We are Black excellence.
We are individuals who are affected by health conditions, disabilities, trauma and housing issues.
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PayPal accepted ✊
moringaottawa@gmail.com

Ottawa Dyke March | La Marche Dyke d’Ottawa

Grassroots Community Organisation offering Community Building, Events, Advocacy
The Ottawa Dyke March first took place July 10, 2004, in solidarity with other dyke marches around the world. Even though the march has grown and evolved since its inception, it still maintains the same values that inspired Ottawa dykes to take to the street in the first place: namely our opposition to the commercialization of queer culture and the discrimination that affects dykes in our society. We are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression.

Purple Sisters Youth Advisory (Youth Action Committee of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa)

Not for Profit offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Events, Advocacy
The Purple Sisters are a committee of young women who educate, support and empower other young women in our community. We cover topics such as healthy relationships, consent, mental health and sexual health with an intersectional feminist approach. The committee hosts various workshops and events throughout the Ottawa community, one of them being SlutWalk, the annual anti-rape culture march.

Shelter Movers Ottawa

Charity offering Moving and Storage Services
Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. At Shelter Movers Ottawa we collaborate with local businesses and community agencies in Ottawa to support families transitioning to a life free of violence.

At our core, we aim to remind survivors of their intrinsic worth and the power they are reclaiming in their decision to leave an abusive relationship. At the end of the day, our story is made up of many stories, starting with those of survivors. Shelter Movers of Ottawa was established in October 2017. Our growing team of dedicated volunteers helps to ensure we have an immediate and lasting impact on survivors in the community.

ShowUp

Community Building, Funding for QT & BIPOC Creators
ShowUp: A Fund for BIPOC & QT Creators offers grants to level the playing field and remove barriers that these creators face when entering and establishing themselves in the maker community. These grants are not charity, nor hand outs. They are the recognition that we live in a society that is not fair. A recognition that white supremacy leads to discrimination, reduced opportunities, and additional barriers for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and Queer and Trans individuals. These grants aim to work in small, expedient, and localized ways to reduce those barriers

Our mission is to improve shows and the maker community by removing barriers that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) and Queer and Trans (QT) makers, artists, and creators face, especially when it comes to participating in craft and vendor shows. We Recognize The inherent presence of racism and white supremacy within our society that is pervasive, harmful, and omnipresent. The impact that privilege has across society, including within the maker and vendor community. That privilege manifests itself in various ways, including ease of access to markets, materials, and networks for launching a business. That we are working with the goal of helping to ease some of the barriers for Black, indigenous, and people of colour and transgender and LGBTQ2+ individuals who wish to enter into this space.

Ten Oaks Project

Service Provider, Charity, Not for Profit offering Workshops, Community Building, Events, Summer Camping for Children and Youth
The Ten Oaks Project engages and connects children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ communities through programs and activities rooted in play. We offer a range of programs to serve children and youth from ages 8-24, as well as community events in Ottawa that support children, youth and families from 2SLGBTQ+ communit

While social distancing measures are in place, many of our programs are still taking place virtually. Up-to-date events and workshops are advertised on social media @tenoaksproject.

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Charity, Not for Profit offering Food, Shelter, Legal, Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Events, Health, Advocacy, Traditional Healing and Wellness, family support
Odawa...A thriving and resilient community. The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization serving the Indigenous community for 45 years in the National Capital region and surrounding area. Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for Indigenous people in the National Capital region. To maintain a tradition of community, an ethic of self-help and development as well as to provide traditional teachings from our Elders.

To enhance the quality of life for Indigenous people in the Capital Region. To maintain a tradition of community, an ethic of self-help and development as well as to provide traditional teachings from our elders.

These are important values ​​we will continue to reinforce and promote in the coming years. The Odawa Native Friendship Center is a non-profit organization serving the Indigenous community in the Ottawa-Carleton Region of Eastern Ontario and the surrounding communities. The Odawa Native Friendship Center opened its doors to the community in August 1975. The Indigenous population has grown in the Ottawa community and we have expanded our services to meet their needs. We are an organization that offers various programs and services to people of all ages and where “Everyone Is Welcome”. For over three decades now, Odawa’s volunteers, Board of Directors, committee members, and staff have worked diligently to ensure that we positively affect the quality of life for Indigenous people in the Capital Region. A tradition of community, ethnic self-help, and development, as well as traditional teachings from our elders, are important values, which we will continue to reinforce in the coming years.

Website

ttp://www.odawa.on.ca/

Phone

613-722-3811

Email

jlinton@odawa.on.ca

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa: Young Womyn Project

Charity offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Advocacy, Individual Support Sessions
Our Young Womyn Project specializes in supporting young marginalized womyn (between the ages of 14-24) who have experience intersecting challenges in addition to sexual violence.

The Young Womyn Project is a specialized program within The Sexual Support Centre of Ottawa. SASC is a registered charity with a 37-year history of providing support, counselling, education and advocacy on issues of GBV within the Ottawa region.

The YWP recognizes that marginalized young womyn face many barriers to accessing support and often face violence due to criminalization, discrimination and lack of social services and sense of belonging. We seek to provide flexible and accessible services which are 100% self-referred and survivor-directed.

All our services are free and confidential.

Some areas we offer support in may include, but are not limited to: healing from sexual violence, recognizing abuse and its effects, supporting healthy relationships, effects of family violence, coping mechanisms, communication and assertiveness.

Young Womyn Project Services:

  • Individual support
  • Group Support
  • Advocacy/Accompaniment
  • Empowerment Groups
  • Workshops
  • Public Education & Awareness

UPROAR arts festival

Arts festival offering Events
UPROAR is a new multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases work by cis & trans women and non-binary artists in Ottawa, ON.

From theatre, music, and dance to fine art, poetry & more — UPROAR seeks to create a community where womxn and non-binary artists of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines can come together, share their passions, and celebrate each other.

Wedding Anarchy

Blog, Wedding & Event Planner offering Events, Wedding & Event Planner
Wedding Anarchy is a blog run by a WPIC-certified wedding consultant & coordinator in Ottawa. We stand for accessibility, diversity, and supporting small businesses & entrepreneurs. We are taking bookings for consultations and planning services!

Wedding Anarchy is not your average wedding planner. We believe that times are changing, and the wedding industry isn’t changing fast enough to keep up. We’re here to play a part in the revolution! The extravagant, expensive Big White Wedding isn’t for everyone… So why should it be the default?

We don’t believe in a “correct” or “incorrect” way to do a wedding. A wedding should be a blank canvas for you and your partner (s) to create something beautiful!

Do your wedding, elopement, or vow renewal YOUR way!

We are LGBTQIA2S+ friendly AND Polyam friendly. Sliding scale available.

Wisdom2Action

Business offering Educational Resources, Workshops, Community Building, Events, Health, Advocacy, Lobbying
Wisdom2Action is a national social enterprise and consulting firm specializing in community engagement, creative facilitation, research and evaluation, knowledge mobilization, and EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion).

Wisdom2Action provides customized services and supports to partners and clients across Canada. We leverage our expertise to help organizations create change and strengthen communities. Through our dedicated team, we bring forward a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help our clients maximize their impact and take action on key issues.

Wordplay Workshops

Business offering Workshops
Wordplay Workshops is a hub for writers looking for a kind, uplifting and inclusive community.

Wordplay Workshops offers opportunities for writers to connect through WordPlayDate community gatherings, workshops and more.