Events and Conferences
Since its founding in 2002, The Senior Pride Network has hosted several conferences focused on the needs and concerns of 2SLGBTQI+ elders, seniors, and older persons. We have organized forums, panels, workshops, information sessions and other events aimed at expanding and improving programs and services for 2SLGBTQI+ communities and to educate and inform service providers, government agencies and community organizations about the issues and concerns important to 2SLGBTQI+ elders, seniors, and older persons.
First Intergenerational Pride Event at the 519 in 2017
Recent Activities and Events Have Included:
Hear Me, See Me, Feel Me
A celebration of 2SLGBTQI+ seniors during Pride 2022 and the first 2SLGBTQI+ 25 bed Rainbow Wing in a long-term care home in North America.
Visible, Vibrant & Victorious
A virtual gathering that celebrated 2SLGBTQI+ elders, seniors and older persons on International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2021 at 2:00PM. This celebration featured community activists, social programs, and much more! Hosted by Senior Pride Network Toronto and other members of Ontario Senior Pride.
Existence is Resistance
An intergenerational event to mark International Day of Older Persons, to celebrate 2SLGBTTQI+ advocacy past and present, and to proclaim The Senior Pride Network's Advocacy Charter and Declaration of the Rights of 2SLGBTTQI+ Elders, Seniors and Older Persons.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
7 steps to a super 2SLGBTQI+ inclusive agency
Workshops conducted for advantAGE and the Ontario Long-Term Care Association and at the International Federation on Ageing conference.
The Youth/Elders Project
In partnership with The 519 and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, September 2016 - June 2017, which culminated in a seven-evening stage performance featuring seven queer youth and six queer seniors and was the first stage collaboration of this kind.
Time After Time: Then and Now
In partnership with The 519 and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, June 2017, intergenerational seniors’ social event funded by Pride Toronto.
LGBT Tool Kit, Creating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Inclusive and Affirming Care and Services
Long-Term Care Homes & Services, City of Toronto, 2017. Senior Pride Network participated with other community and service organizations in the community consultations and in providing feedback, lived experiences and advice in the development of this tool kit for the City of Toronto’s long-term care facilities.
LGBTQI+ End of Life workshop
A partnership with The 519 and the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, November 2017
Webinar Series, Elder Abuse in 2SLGBTIQQA Communities
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), in partnership with the Senior Pride Network and FARFO (Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario) are hosting a free webinar lecture series, Elder Abuse in 2SLGBTIQQA Communities. Session summaries and speaker biographies are attached in a PDF document.
Hosted Opening the Closet on Aging: Wired to Connect
Conference held during World Pride 2014 (co-hosted with The 519)
Tell It Like It Is
Funded by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs, 2016-2017, in partnership with The 519: a series of five community chat and learn panels on topics such as “Aging as a person of colour”, “Aging with a disability”, “Aging as a queer community activist”.
What's So Queer About Dying?
A panel/discussion/community forum in 2016 on end-of-life issues and concerns, in partnership with the 519.